Safety & First Aid
Introduction to Safety Training
In an assumed risk activity such as canoeing and kayaking safety, rescue and first aid training is important. The Club can provide this training at introductory and intermediate level including:
- BCU Foundation Safety and Rescue Training - click here
- BCU White Water Safety and Rescue Training - click here
- BCU Level 1 Aquatic First Aid - click here
- BCU Level 2 Aquatic First Aid - click here
- BCU Lifeguards Pool Endorsement - click here
- Rescue and first aid workshop - click here
- Sea kayak rescue training - click here
British Canoeing Aquatic First Aid Level 1
5th October 2019
Holding an 8 hour first aid qualification is a requirement for BCU Coaches level 1 and 2 and for the Pool Endorsement. We recommend that all canoeists should hold at least an 8 hour qualification, such as the British Canoeing Level 1 Aquatic First Aid.
British Canoeing Aquatic First Aid Level 2
5th and 6th October 2019
This is the 16 hour first aid course and is being run in combination with a Level 1 course (attendance on the Level 1 course within the previous 4 weeks is a pre-requisite for the Level 2 course.)
Holding an 16 hour first aid qualification is a requirement for British Canoeing Level 3 Coaches and new Level 2 coaches with moderate water endorsement.
British Canoeing White Water Safety and Rescue
The next WWSR course will run on 2nd - 4th November 2018 on the River Barle at Dulverton (subject to sufficient demand). The Club typically runs this course once each year.
Suited to paddlers who are confident on grade 2 water and are comfortable with swimming in moving water, this course will develop personal survival skills and an understanding of rescue procedures in a river environment.
BCU Lifeguards Pool Endorsement
This award provides the additional skills and knowledge necessary for providing safety cover and rescue skills during a canoeing session in a swimming pool. We ran our last more training and an assessment in January 2016 in the swimming pool at QMC.
For a copy of the syllabus - click here