The National Water Safety Management programme (NWSMP) embraces contemporary approaches to risk management by balancing the need for simple pro-active safety management practices, with a strong focus on preventative measures – along with effective emergency response skills. This is an RLSS UK Certified award and endorsed by the Health and Safety Executive.
The NWSMP is built around a modular framework, enabling employers to construct relevant and bespoke water safety training programmes by selecting modules most suited to their operational and individual needs.
The programmes starts with:
Level 1 - Water Safety Awareness: This provides the platform for the more advanced modules.
Level 2 - Environment Specific: Beach, River and Still Water (including basic rescue techniques).
Level 3 - In-Water Rescue Techniques: Covers the essential rescue knowledge and competency.
The Life Support module can be bolted on to make a more comprehensive programme.
The level 3 elements will need refreshed every 2 years!
Where can I take this course?
This course takes place in the outdoors, typically in and around the Highlands and the Moray Coast:
Aviemore, Scottish Highlands
Length of Course:
Level 1: Self study and guided learning - 4 hours
Level 2: Beach, River, Still Water, Life Support - 3 hours per modules
Level 3: In-Water Rescue: 3 hours
The course is typically run over 2 days.
Dates Coming SOON!
This course can be delivered in a blended format with theory elements being delivered in our online classroom via the Zoom app. Get in touch for further information!
Allow 2-3 hours to complete pre course self study programme and question paper!
You are assessed throughout the course by the course tutor. Your course will consist of visiting various sites and conducting risk assessments and in water practical activities.
You will need to provide your own travel and accommodation for your practical day.
Click HERE for a suggested course kit list
Would you like a course delivered nearer to you? We require a minimum of 6 learners, a suitable venue with an appropriate room for theory delivery and a swimming pool with facilities for changing and showering.
If you can find the above requirements then we would love to have a conversation about running a course for you!
For details on pricing get in touch!
Day 1: 9am - 6:30pm
Practical Open Water Safety Management and Personal Safety
Classification of Open Water Hazards and Water Safety Issues
Effects of Cold Water Immersion
Risk Assessments and Appropriate Control Measures
Legal Requirements and Duty of Care for Group Leaders
Group Management and Risk Assessment
Practical Risk Management Skills
Casualty Recognition and Rescue Skills
Application of Basic Emergency Response
Identify and Communicate Site and Activity Management
Site and Dynamic Risk Assessment Processes
Environment Specific Hazards
Prepare Water Safety Management Plan
Operating Procedures and Emergency Action Plan
Principles of recue
Day 2: 9am - 6:00pm
Level 2 Cont...
Practical Application of Operating Procedures and Emergency Action Plans
Simulated Group Management
Practical Emergency Response and Rescue Techniques
Casualty Management and Aftercare
Spinal Injury Management
Practical Rescue Techniques
Underwater Search Techniques and Casualty Recovery
Simulated Emergency Service Liaising
Optional Level 2 - Basic Life Support Module
Basic Adult and Child Life Support
Basic First Aid including Choking, Bleeding and Shock
After the course:
What you'll be able to do:
On completion of your National Water Safety Management course you will be equipped with the essential knowledge and skills to make informed decisions about managing safety around open water environments. As a group leader you will be able to deliver safer activities at open water locations. You will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to perform effective emergency response and carry out casualty care and management.