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Stadium Safety and Rescue Training

This training course is designed for anyone wanting to provide safety cover at an artificial, white water course. 

It aims to teach simple and practical safety and rescue skills that can be applied appropriately to an artificial white water environment.

For the Course Documents, please visit the British Canoeing Awarding Body website.

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The objective is to provide underpinning knowledge and introduce simple and safe practical skills that can be applied appropriately. 

Course Aims

  • To improve individuals’ awareness of the risks and safety skills required in an artificial, white water environment;
  • To teach Shout, Reach and Throw line techniques;
  • To teach candidates to swim safely in an artificial, white water environment;
  • To understand the need for structure and working as a team in an emergency situation;
  • To outline basic rescue protocols that prioritise the safety of the individual above all others;
  • To introduce and develop the ‘clean rope’ principle;
  • Recovery of equipment.
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The Stadium Safety and Rescue Training is typically delivered over half a day and includes a minimum of 4 hours teaching time. 

This is a practical course, allowing the candidates to feel comfortable and confident in being able to provide safety cover at artificial, white water courses.

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All candidates should be:

  • Competent swimmers

A First Aid certificate is not a prerequisite; however, the holding of a First Aid certificate is seen as good practice and highly recommended.

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Attendance Certificates are issued to successful candidates by British Canoeing following a recommendation from the course provider, subject to the following Certification fees:

  • £10 for non-members
  • £5 for members

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