29th Nov River Safety Course

Saturday 29th November 2014 (1 x Pre-course session, and or 1 field day (to include theory prior to practice) Lecture: Frankton Firestation 9am 29th Nov Field day: Venue 29th Nov Weather permitting Description: This course is aimed at all who may travel in or across river or stream beds while travelling in the NZ outdoors. It will suit those who are looking for entry-level instruction Prerequisites: Be 18 years of age (or younger if their attendance is agreed to by a guardian). Be physically capable of walking on rough riverbed surfaces with a full pack for approximately 1- 2 hrs. Learning outcomes: On completion, the participant will: Be able to understand basic river dynamics and hazards. Know the basic safety rules for assessing whether it is safe to cross a river or stream. Know that it is often right to choose not to cross. Be able to pick where it is safest to cross. Be able to organise clothing and equipment for travel/river crossing. Be able to use an approved method for solo crossing (if alone) Be able to use an approved mutual support method. Know how to float and recover if swept away Know how to self-release from a trapped pack. Know how to safely retreat during a crossing if necessary. Understand how to manage a group around waterways. Assessment: The course does not have a formal assessment, but the participants will receive a certificate of attendance. Course: The course will start at 9.00am and will finish at approximately 4:00pm. The course will commence with a classroom session. During the afternoon we will head out into the field...

First Aid course

Workplace First Aid in the Outdoors (non-residential) This introductory course educates participants in how to respond correctly to common outdoor first aid scenarios. It is primarily based in the outdoors, with skills that are transferable to the home and the workplace. The course involves some classroom-based theory work as well as practical work in the outdoors. Participants will work together to treat people injured in mock accidents and emergencies. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be awarded the following unit standards: • 26551 – Provide first aid for life threatening conditions • 26552 – Demonstrate knowledge of common first aid conditions and how to respond to them The course will include classroom lessons, practical scenarios and skill stations. Location: Wakatipu Croquet Club, Jardine Park, Kelvin Heights Date: Saturday 17 May and Sunday 18 May 2014 Cost: $200 Email if keen to...