Foundation Safety & Rescue Training

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Foundation Safety and Rescue Training (FSRT)

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When on the water accidents can happen and it’s best to be prepared and have the skills to help if required. The FSRT is designed for all paddlers, coaches and volunteers working around the water. It can be completed as a bank-based or boat-based course.

This course will teach simple and safe skills as a foundation to further safety training in British Canoeing.

On completion of this course you will have skills to ensure your safety and the safety of others, as well as rescue skills to help yourself, or others in difficulty.

To participate on this course you must:

  • Be 14 years or over
  • Be able to swim in normal paddling clothes
  • Hold the 2 star award or have equivalent ability, except for bank-based participants

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  • 2 Star (if a boat-based participant)
  • Be able to swim in normal paddling clothes
  • Aged 14 or over

Recommended Kit To Bring

The following is a list of recommended equipment:

  • Towline OR tow system
  • Throwline
  • Webbing (sewn or unsewn sling) and large karabiner
  • Whistle
  • Knife

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