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Course Name:

Water Safety Awareness Award

Course Price:

€ 85.00

Short Description:

The aim of this Award is to enable people to have an awareness of the dangers, practical training in working safely and dealing with emergencies while working in an aquatic environment.

Course Type:

IS Powerboat & Water Safety

Full Description:


Presentation Content.

• Drowning Statistics

• General outline of common hazards associated with aquatic environments including:

• Beach & Surf

• Quays, jetties, harbours, bridges

• Boating

• Rivers & Estuaries

• Flooding and fast water

• Reservoirs & Lakes

• Controlled water channels and power stations

• Water Supply Pumping Stations

• Slurry pits, Sewerage Works

• Infections, water borne diseases

• Sun & Hypothermia

• Legal Aspects of Health and Safety

• Personal Safety

• Simple Rescue Techniques and Rescue Equipment

• Personal Flotation Devices


Minimum Training Hours

The minimum course time for candidates to complete the course is 3 hours.



The candidate shall complete a multi-choice questionnaire on all aspects of the presentation content to an acceptable standard.

The Water Safety Awareness Award courses will be provided by Irish Water Safety Accredited personnel.