WSA SUP Safety and Rescue Course

£100.00

The SUP Safety & Rescue course is the gateway for your entry into SUP teaching and guiding.

ABOUT THE COURSE

WSA regards safety and rescue skills as essential disciplines that all SUP instructors must understand and be able to demonstrate competency in. This one day course is designed to teach the fundamental rescue skills and safety knowledge for aspiring SUP instructors.

The SUP Safety and Rescue course provides a full understanding and practical application of safety considerations and rescue techniques that accompany any coach. The course includes, towing, incident management, drowning, board rescues and essential safety knowledge. In addition knowledge will be gained in effective communication, equipment and recognition of other services such as lifeguards. This is a training and assessment course and the candidates will need to demonstrate a level of competency to achieve a pass.

DURATION

1 Day

COURSE PREREQUISITES

  • First Aid Qualification (this can be completed after the course) although it is preferable to have prior to attendance. WSA recommends a 2 day outdoor specific first aid course. Complete a pre-course online learning module.

ABILITY

Paddle confidently in light winds upwind, across wind and downwind; be able to demonstrate two types of turns confidently.

REMIT

Sheltered/Open Water/Moving Water. Please note that this is NOT a whitewater rescue specific course and does not qualify instructors or guides to work on whitewater rivers.

AGE

Minimum age 18

DATES AVAILABLE

10 October 2022 – spaces available
24 October 2022 – spaces available
2023 dates coming soon

All dates are followed by our two day WSA SUP Instructor Training course. Most people book both. We also run two day outdoor first aid courses immediately before most of our WSA courses.
Private dates are available by arrangement.

MEMBERSHIP AND REGISTRATION

In order to register for the courses you will need to purchase WSA Professional Membership for £66. This includes a Canal and River Trust License and Public Liability insurance to £10 million. You can then register for courses directly on the WSA system.

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