RSR 1 Sylabus

· General Aims
· Course Outline
· Applying to attend a Course
· Recommended Equipment List
· Guidelines

The RSR is a 1 day course designed for canoeists of all levels who wish to undertake relevant training in Safety and Rescue Techniques appropriate for water of Grade 2.This is an ideal stepping stone for those canoeists who are interested in taking more in -depth advanced rescue and safety training.

General aims of the RSR
The RSR aims to enable candidates to
1.01 Develop an understanding of rescue / safety protocols
1.02 To apply the appropriate method and equipment for particular situations
1.03 Execute self rescue
1.04 Rescue others in Grade 2 water
1.05 Rescue of equipment in Grade 2 water

Course Outline
This is designed to be a flexible course depending on trainee’s needs and previous
experience levels-notwithstanding this the core elements of the syllabus must include:
2.01 Personal Equipment
2.02 Prioritising Rescue
2.03 Systematic approach to a rescue
2.04 Self Rescue
2.05 Throwrope rescue techniques
2.06 Basic Hydrology /Dynamics of river features
2.07 Shallow Water Crossings
2.08 Defensive/Offensive swimming
2.09 Communication
2.10 Leadership roles and decision-making on a riverbank
2.11 Stabilization lines

3.00 Requirements to attend a Course
This Course is open to any canoeist who wishes to improve river safety skills

Recommended Equipment List
4.01 River Rescue Buoyancy Aid with integrated harness
4.02 Throw Bag
4.03 Knife
4.04 Length of Webbing / Open Sling 4-5 metres long
4.05 Closed Sling
4.06 Screw Gate Karabiner x 2
4.07 Adequate Footwear
4.08 Wetsuit or Drysuit
4.09 Thermals
4.10 Helmet
4.11 Whistle

·The RSR 1 course should be delivered and run on water of grade 2 difficulty
·The Course Provider must be a Level 3 Kayak Instructor on the RSR I Course Trainer

·The student /trainer ratio is a maximum of 6:1