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Surface Water Flooding Incidents: Awareness (SWFA) training course

Course code: SWFI1  |  View training area

A 1 day training course for delegates supporting flood defence and flood incident management, particularly those in support roles communicating with the public on flood defences and with front line operatives when incidents occur. The course is relevant to local councils, RNLI, fire and rescue services and any organisations that are deemed to be category 1 and 2 responders to incidents of surface water flooding.

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Benefits of attending for the delegate

  • Familiarisation with Flood Defence and Incident Management to better communicate with colleagues, members of the public, front line operatives and emergency services.

Benefits of attending for the employer

  • Better communication with colleagues and customers.
  • Better involvement in action planning and emergency preparedness programmes.
  • Part of a wider programme of flood defence units that can build awareness and competency across the wider workforce.

What you will learn

  • To monitor the effectiveness of flood defences.
  • To identify hazards and potential risks to safety.
  • Identify problems and report to incident managers and supervisors.
  • Health, hygiene and good environmental practice.
  • Awareness of the relevant plant and equipment deployed on site.

What qualifications will you achieve?

  • This course incorporates assessment and certification under the City and Guilds Frontline Skills Framework Utilities 5831 scheme.

How is this training delivered?

  • The theory of the course is delivered in the classroom, but there is an emphasis on hands on practical training and demonstration wherever possible.

What do I need to bring with me?

  • Delegates should bring waterproof clothing for outdoor demonstrations.
  • Delegates can bring with them any materials used by their own employer, copies of risk assessments or management systems so that they can see how their materials fit in to the context of the training.

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