Industry Water Safety

Industry Water Safety

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Safe Working Near Water

The Safe Working Near Water course is designed for people tasked with working near water and who will be issued with lifejackets but will not be expected to intentionally enter the water, eg EA, SEPA, NRW personnel, construction industry workers, road and bridge maintenance workers.

The comparable course for those supporting rescue teams is Water and Flood Awareness (AW).

Course length

6 hours (1 day)


  • Must be a confident swimmer
  • Minimum age 18

Course content includes

  • Rescue 3 philosophy
  • Training standards
  • Hydrology and water hazards
  • Personal equipment
  • Rescue equipment considerations
  • Pre-planning
  • Risk assessments
  • Incident size-up considerations
  • Site control
  • Medical and decontamination
  • Considerations for night/poor visibility
  • Mud, ice and unstable surface
  • Communications
  • Accidental immersion considerations
  • Receiving a throwbag

Qualification valid for

3 years

accredired by

Rescue 3 Europe

course standard

Rescue 3 Europe Industrial working on or near water learning outcomes and key teaching points (PDF)

The course standards, learning outcomes and key teaching points are provided as pre- and post-course reference for people involved in the delivery of Rescue 3 courses (eg Rescue 3 training providers, instructors and students). They are not to be used for any other purpose without the express written permission of Rescue 3 Europe.

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Course Dates (click above to book)

12th March 2024

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