Home and Dry – Water Safety Course

A free short course to highlight the risks posed by inland waterways, the effects of drowning and basic rescue techniques for the public. Open to anyone, this course provides a certificate of participation upon completion.

Module 1 Introduction
Unit 1 Welcome to the course  
Module 2 Drowning
Unit 1 What is drowning?  
Unit 2 How does the body react?  
Unit 3 How does the cold affect the body?  
Unit 4 Where do drownings occur?  
Unit 5 Who is most at risk of drowning?  
Module 3 Water and how it behaves
Unit 1 How rivers flow  
Unit 2 Lakes and pools  
Unit 3 Flood water  
Module 4 Hazards in water
Unit 1 Sharp objects  
Unit 2 Foot traps  
Unit 3 Strainers  
Unit 4 Weirs  
Unit 5 Disease and infection  
Module 5 Safety Precautions
Unit 1 Call for help  
Unit 2 Tell someone where you're going  
Unit 3 Don't cross flooded streams  
Unit 4 Don't go onto ice  
Unit 5 Look after your mates  
Module 6 Rescue Techniques
Unit 1 Talk  
Unit 2 Reach  
Unit 3 Throw  
Unit 4 999  
Module 7 Resuscitation
Unit 1 Resuscitating a drowned person  
Unit 2 Congratulations