Water SafetyWe're passionate about sharing our love for the water, improving water confidence and sharing safety messaging with our paddlers. Here's a snapshot of what we're up to at the moment.
Developing safety standards locally, nationally and internationally
We’ve been training SUP instructors and guides since 2016 and our co-founder, Tim, is one of the UK’s most experienced instructor trainers. He provides Water Skills Academy (WSA) and British Canoeing courses and and runs training and safety audits for centres in the UK and worldwide. As one of WSA’s lead trainers he also consults for them on SUP safety, and the training and assessment of SUP qualifications.
In order to help grow the sport both locally and nationally we’ve trained hundreds of schools and centres all over the UK and made our paperwork publicly available on our website. We’ll happily have a chat about opportunities in the outdoor industry if it helps set up a new business, or secure a job in the outdoors and we run a year 10 work experience placement for those interested in careers in the outdoor industry or in small business entrepreneurship.
We’ve helped push the sport internationally by providing staff training to our high standards. We worked with a sailing school in Hainan, China to train 50+ staff to deliver SUP to British standards, and a school in Thailand who wanted to deliver remote river expeditions to students.
We also use our platform as one of the UK’s longest running and largest SUP specialists to advise other companies on safety through our blog and socials; for example we recently published our learning from the tragic Haverfordwest SUP accident.