Resource and Industry

Swiftwater Awareness

Course Summary

For personnel who work close to moving water

This 4-hour classroom session provides an introduction to the hazards associated with moving water (also called "swiftwater"), as well as safe work procedures, and equipment that can be used to reduce risk.  It provides an introduction to working safely in close proximity to moving water (also called "swiftwater". It prepares personnel to work in the “cold zone” (more than 10’ from moving water), therefore is most appropriate for those who supervise personnel, or for field personnel who may be called upon to assist with rescue efforts by those trained to a higher level.

Course Details

Duration

4 hours

Format

Classroom only - no water component

Participants

Minimum 10. Maximum 15.

Prerequisites

18+ years of age

Price

$119

Recertification

Repeat the entire course at a 15% discount every three years

Annual Training Maintenance

Click here to read about the options available for annual guided practice.

Required Equipment

Writing materials

Takeaways & Documentation

Certificate of Completion

Course Outline

  • Rescue 3 philosophy
  • WCB, legal responsibility and due diligence
  • Training levels linked to job requirements
  • Identification of moving water dynamics and hazards
  • Personal safety equipment
  • Self rescue
  • On-river communications
  • Low to high risk options for the rescue of others
  • Documentation and record-keeping

WATER TRAINING

Mar 15-17

Swiftwater Rescue Technician (SRT 1)

  • $499
  • Kamloops, BC
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Mar 15-16

Swiftwater Operations

  • $399
  • Kamloops, BC
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Mar 19-20

Swiftwater Operations

  • $399
  • Nanaimo, BC
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Mar 19-21

Swiftwater Rescue Technician (SRT 1)

  • $499
  • Nanaimo, BC
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