Water Safety Symposium
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 2 Days

Water Safety Symposium

  • Paddle
  • Paddlesport
  • All Skill Levels
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Overview

Aimed at paddle sport club officers, guides, rescue services and paddlers looking to operate with a higher level of safety in challenging environments. For some the workshops could be an introduction to the topics for others it could be opportunity to mix with peers, challenge ideas and experience new ways of thinking and working.

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Can I book privately?

Yes. If you would like to book a private course then give us a call to discuss your needs.

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The Objectives

For the club paddler there’s the opportunity to look into the ‘behind the scenes’ details that are involved in running a club. This is of importance to any club member that gets involved with the organising of trips, holding of documentation or simply has a role beyond ‘club member’. For anyone wanting to work professionally in the challenging environments there will be the opportunity to share ideas, learn from other disciplines and delve into and discuss current rescue techniques and practices. For the recreational paddler, this is the chance to update, refresh or confirm rescue and safety ideas and practices in the environment and with likeminded peers.

Itinerary

* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.

Over the weekend, we will cover;


White Water personal skills; reading water and identifying hazards

Your relationship with the law

Your Club (British Canoeing update, CW club matters)

Sea Kayak equipment essentials

Leadership theories and customer experiences; the balance of safe and enjoyable

Steep ground work (accessing and hauling for example)

Mechanical advantage removing a stuck boat

Sea kayak rescues

Canoe rescues

SUP rescue skills RNLI/safety at sea

The managing of equipment (legal issues)

Over-seas trip planning

Updates of BA safety features (Chest Harness release)

Intro to VHF?

Incident management; how to deal with the worst…..

Experience Required

 For the practical workshops involving water you should be a competent grade II paddler and be confident swimming in moving water.

STAYING SAFE AND BEING READY TO HELP THOSE AROUND YOU WILL HELP YOU BECOME A VALUED MEMBER OF ANY TEAM WORKING IN A WATER ENVIRONMENT

Chris Evans

WE WANT TO HELP YOU FOCUS ON GETTING THE MOST FROM THE EVENT. SO IF YOU'RE STAYING WITH US, COMFORTABLE ACCOMMODATION (WITH WIFI INCLUDED) AND HOME-COOKED MEALS ARE PART OF THE DEAL, YOU DON'T NEED TO THINK ABOUT SORTING THIS OUT FOR YOURSELF. SUPPORT IS ON HAND FROM OUR FRIENDLY, AND EXCEPTIONALLY WELL QUALIFIED STAFF WHO WILL BE DELIVERING THE WORKSHOPS. YOU'LL ALSO BE ABLE TO USE ANY BOATS, KIT AND RESOURCES YOU WANT.

What do I need to bring?
Equipment List
How should I prepare?
Preparation guide
Course Schedule

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Length
2 Days
Start Date
30th March, 2019
Spaces left
50
Cost
£250
This course will help you become

A SAFER OPERATOR WITH THE SKILLS TO DEAL WITH EMERGENCY SITUATIONS WHEN OUT PADDLING OR WORKING IN A WATER ENVIRONMENT

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