NWSMP Level 1, 2 + 3

National Water Safety Management Programme
  • 1 Day + 2 Evenings

  • £249
    • 1 Day Practical
    • 2 Evenings over Zoom
    • Levels 1, 2 + 3
    • Essential for anyone who works near to, or within water
    • Minimum age of 18
    • 26th Oct 

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  • Aims of NWSMP

    The aims of the NWSMP are to:

    - Equip anyone working in, on or near water with essential knowledge and skills to make informed decisions about managing safety

    - Enable group leaders to deliver safer activity at open water sites

    - Develop occupational water safety skills for employees working around the water margins

    - Facilitate compliance with Statutory and Civil obligations, especially the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 with related regulations and covering Safe Systems of Work

    - Develop effective Emergency Response Skills for those working in a water-based environment

  • Syllabus for Levels 1, 2 + 3

    Follow the link below to find the syllabus for the NWSMP Levels 1,2 + 3

    NWSMP Syllabus

  • NWSMP Level 1 Course Content

    The programme starts with the Level 1, `Water Safety Awareness’ module which is comprised of two units. Candidates progressing to Levels 2 and 3 must first successfully complete Level 1.

    Unit 1

    - 2 hrs Pre-course Self Study

    - Where, Why and How do people drown?

    - Effects of temperature : differences between Indoor & Outdoor

    - UK Drowning Statistics

    - Causes of Drowning and the Drowning Prevention Model

    - Understanding Open-Water Hazards 

    - Physiology of Drowning and Associated Medical Conditions

    - Key legal obligations and Duty of Care

    - Principles of Risk Management

    - Operating Procedures, Emergency Action Plans and Emergency Management

    - Personal Protective Equipment and Rescue Equipment

    - Question Paper

    Unit 2

    - 4 hours of guided learning

    - Practical Open Water Safety Management and Personal Safety

    - Challenging Perceptions of Water Safety

    - Revision of Classification of Hazards

    - Development of Risk Assessments and Appropriate Control Measures

    - Group Activity Management

    - Casualty Recognition

    - Rescue Principles and Sequence

    - Rescue Skills Breakdown

    - Application of Basic Emergency Response (land based)

  • NWSMP Level 2 Course Content

    Syllabus for Level 2 Environment Specific Modules

    - Interaction and variability

    - General water hazards

    - Generic hazard categories

    - Site and activity selection

    - Development of water safety management plans

    - Personal protective equipment

    - Understand principles of rescuer safety including entries and exits

    - Principles of rescue, Shout, Signal, Reach, Throw Wade

    - Application practical risk assessment & implementation of appropriate control measures

    - Application of Operating procedures and emergency action plans

    - Practical simulated group management

    - Practical emergency response and rescue techniques

  • NWSMP Level 3 Course Content

    Syllabus for Level 3 

    - Principles of rescue involving towing techniques

    - Personal safety

    - Safe entries and exits

    - Approach to casualties

    - Casualty management and aftercare

    - Principles of casualty spinal injury management

    - Liaising with Emergency Services

    - Simulated non-contact tow of a conscious casualty in deep water (30m)

    - Simulated contact tow of an unconscious casualty in deep water (15m)

    - Underwater Search

    - Application of operating procedures and emergency action plans