Occupational Flood Safety

Key facts


£45.00 per person

(Group rates available)

Course duration

One day


Two years

Minimum age

18 years


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The RLSS UK National Water Safety Management Programme is a flexible, modular framework of qualifications.


The Occupational Flood Safety module has two units, covering theory and practical elements. Unit 1 takes 2 hours and can be completed as a self study unit accompanied by a set of multi-choice questions or included as a guided learning unit alongside Unit 2. The course takes a total of 6 hours to complete, facilitated by a RLSS UK approved Instructor. We explore concepts of water safety and develop our understanding of water safety management techniques, in particular flood hazards.


Key aspects of this unit are application of the knowledge acquired through risk assessment exercises, practical use of common rescue equipment and interactive workshops.



  • Flood Events Policy context

  • DEFRA standards

  • Flood hazards

  • Personal and team safety

  • Risk management

  • Rescue skills

For a copy of the current syllabus for the NWSMP, go the RLSS UK website.


This module is delivered 'on demand', typically as part of a tailored programme of training to suit your specific requirements. Please contact us for availability and costs, as well as advice about the type of training which would meet your needs.