Safety 1 Award

Aim: To test principles of water safety and simple rescue techniques especially for those whose lack of swimming skills precludes them from further lifesaving training.

Prerequisites: None

Award: Certificate

Ratio - Recommended examination ratio 16:1 (Examiner should ensure that safety is paramount)

Note(s):

  • An Instructor may examine this test.

Test Items

  1. Oral Test:
    • Personal Safety
    • Hazards in open water situations
    • Recognition of emergency situations
    • Principles of simple rescue
    • Correct follow-up procedures
  2. Demonstrate the following simple rescues:
    • Voice Contact
    • Use of Buoyant Objects, with no line attached. (Minimum distance 7 metres)
    • Un-weighted rope (Minimum distance 7 metres)
    • Ring Buoy
    • Reaching Rescue

Guidelines

  1. As per Rescue Skills Manual
  2. Demonstration of simple rescue techniques, using scenarios. Recognition, Assessment, Action.

N.B. THE CANDIDATE IS NOT QUALIFIED TO ATTEMPT A SWIMMING RESCUE

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