Originally Posted by tim griffin
. If you look at the Rescue 3 syllabus
then up to the Rescue Technician they look pretty similar.
Not the Rescue Technician but the courses leading up to it look pretty similar to me in comparison to RLSS UK ERAS or have I missed something.
I don't think I am overselling the open water courses I am only quoting from the syllabus it does state that it is not a lifeguard award so I apologise for not mentioning that before and perhaps misleading some who have read that post.
The range statements in your National Beach Lifeguard Qualification manual state .
Coastal ,esturial,river and inland water locations all open water and that is a lifeguard award.
I have the same training manuals as you 2007 1st Edition ERAS
are you saying that If asked to teach at a site with moving water and a weir and or sluice gate was there, then you would not discuss and practice rescues techniques. Same goes for the Emergency Response Open Water which is aimed at Park Wardens , Rangers and Farmers who probably have weirs and sluice gates at their places of work.
It is discussed as you say and it is also based on site specifics .
"This is a test of competence in accident prevention , aquatic rescue ,life support and aftercare for those supervising 'known' participants on , in or near open water and /or other water users (as specified on the candidates own certificate) "
tick the box that relates to the training venue .
I would hope the TA Open Water or TA NBLQ delivering the course would know how to teach how to rescue someone in that type of environment safely otherwise why have such an award?? if it only covered certain types of water.
I am not talking flood rescue which is RESCUE 3 Technician Level which I think is where you strongly disagree with me perhaps, from me not making it clear with the awards leading up to Rescue Technician where I drew the comparison. I am talking supervised activities or work related incidents.
Normal Operating Procedures
Emergency action plans
All sites that have undergone a site visit and Risk Assessment and a proper plan of action put in place to minimise the risk.