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Introduction to safety on moving water   iCal entry for this event

As a specialist in safety and rescue, Chris Brain (www.chrisbraincoaching.com) will be running an introduction to safety and rescue on moving water for the OCA on 6th March 2019.


Course Aims


To improve individual’s awareness of safety skills in the river environment.


Content with be tailored to the group on the course but will include

Avoiding incidents and planning

Safe paddling strategies

Boat based rescues

Safe Swimming

Simple bank based rescues




Having a small amount of experience on moving water would be very beneficial for this course, (potentially at around 2 star standard.)  If you are unsure if this is the right course for you then please feel free to get in touch with me directly.


Kit and Equipment


The safety course is very practical and does involve plenty of swimming and time spent in and around the water.  Please ensure that you are suitably dressed for this environment, with a dry suit and good shoes being highly recommended.  Please bring with you plenty of snacks that can be eaten at the side of the river and also a flask with a hot drink will be an excellent idea too.  We will be having lots of short breaks throughout the day and not stopping to buy lunch so please bring it with you.  You may also wish to bring a camera to take photos too.


All course participants will need to bring your usual paddling equipment and a canoe and also a paddle for the course. 


If you own or have access to the following equipment it would ideal if you brought


• Throwline – Floating high visibility rope, minimum length 15m, minimum diameter 8mm.

• River Knife – sharp, safely stowed but easily accessible single-handed.

• Karabiners – Locking HMS pear shaped anodised alloy karabiners.

• An un-knotted 3 – 5m length of climbers tape webbing.

• Buoyancy aid with quick release chest harness

• Whistle


If you do not have access to any of the equipment detailed above then please do not worry, but let me know as early as possible please.


If you have any other questions please feel free to email Chris at chris@chrisbraincoaching.com or call him on 07764486699


The price for the course is £40 per person. 

Location: North Wales


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