As part of our Home & Dry – No More River Deaths campaign we have developed a free online short course which is open to everyone to enrol for.
This course is for you if you:
- Live or work by the river
- Spend time on or by the water
- Have kids, and need help teaching them about water safety
- Walk or cycle by a canal or river
- Go fishing
- Socialise or drink in riverside towns
It should take 30 minutes to complete, and can be done in one sitting or in bitesize chunks.
The course covers the content below with pictures and videos.
Note that your username is the name that will appear on your certificate.
Once you are registered you will see the first unit below become red and clickable.
Note on registration: Don’t worry, you are not signing up to any mailing list or spam, and we will never share your details.It’s just a requirement of our website software that you need to register.
|Unit 1||Welcome to the course|
|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 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 on to ice|
|Unit 5||Look after your mates|
|Module 6||Rescue Techniques|
|Unit 1||Resuscitating a drowned person|