BID businesses in Putney are being offered training on the dangers that cold water poses to their customers and provide you with the knowledge and equipment to help rescue people safely.
You will learn how to use a throw bag and what to do when people get into distress in or near the water. The potentially lifesaving throw bags, a 20m floating line used to pull a casualty to safety, can be supplied to venues at key locations in Putney.
What skills will I learn during this training session?
- How to stay safe
- What warning signs to look for
- The best actions to take
- Incident management
- Who/how to call for help
- How to use a throw bag
Key facts on RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives. The RNLI has been giving specific first responded type training for the river environment for many years and now has a well developed short course with material for the participants.