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Water Safety Management Qualifications

- Working on or near the waters margins?

- Organising wellbeing retreats where clients can go wild swimming?

- Taking groups of students out on their DofE near a canal or to measure beach profiles on a geography field trip?

Should the unimaginable happen, each of these situations have elements of liability for the organiser, be that an officially organised event like a school trip or an informal gathering of likeminded friends.

Different Perspective Training Ltd proudly offer the Aquatic Safety Qualification from Atlantic Crest, accredited by the Institute of Outdoor Learning. Courses are tailored to your needs and working environment.

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Aquatic Water Safety ​

The modular Aquatic Safety Qualification endorsed by the HSE and accredited by the Institute of Outdoor Learning is designed for those working on or near water either on their own or in a supervisory capacity, such as; research scientists, bio-engineers, agricultural workers, scout leaders and teachers.

This occupational qualification will develop confidence and competence, of anyone operating in or around the water margins, providing knowledge and skills to make informed water safety decisions that are underpinned by robust management and prevention principles.


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ASQ Level 1 - Aquatic Safety Principles

This core module, provides the underpinning knowledge for good water safety management practices and primary emergency rescue skills. Additional Level 1 modules include Aquatic Risk Management and Aquatic Rescue Equipment, which includes personal floatation devices, personal protective and rescue equipment. This module is aimed at both lone workers and activity group leaders operating around the water margins. Candidates will not enter the water at this level.


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ASQ Level 2 -Environment Specific Modules

These Environment Specific modules are optional. Focussing on specific environments, their unique risks and activity hazards, as well as the use of specialist equipment. These modules can be entirely land based but can also provide the opportunity to engage in low level water-based rescues.


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ASQ Level 3 - In-Water Rescue Modules

These modules are based around a series of different situations where high-level deep-water rescue techniques might need to be employed, specific to your operating environment. These modules cover risk management, supervision and in-water rescue skills, equipping workers and leaders to be able to risk assess the environment and perform emergency water rescue intervention.


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