Swim Event Safety Award Revalidation

Description

10 CPD Points

Looking for a Swim Event Safety Award Revalidation?

You can revalidate your SESA award by completing a re-validation course.

 

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for you if you have  been active, providing safety cover at swim events since obtaining your SESA award.

If you have not been active then you would be required to re take your SESA Award, you can find out more about the SESA course and available at the bottom of this page.

What else do i need to know?

Our SESA revalidation courses are not just a reassessment, it is a good opportunity for you to share experiences you have gained with others and to share best practice.

As part of revalidating SESA you will be required to:

  • Provide evidence of being active since completing their SESA award
  • Explain safe management of swimmers using spacing, zoning and scanning
  • Describe signs of swimmers in distress and how to deal with common issues.
  • Demonstrate your competence in the following key kills:
    • Control of craft amongst a group of swimmers to reach a casualty
    • Ability to turn an unconscious casualty and open their airway
    • Ability to perform in-water EAV on an unconscious casualty

You will also have up to date First Aid Training on your National Association Membership Record and have valid ‘on the water’ (or equivalent) National Association Membership.

I cant find a revalidation course is there another option?

In some circumstances revalidation can take place during a full SESA Training course, please contact the course provider to enquire if a particular course has space and is suitable for a revalidation candidate.

 

Content

during the revalidation course you will explore subjects fro the full SESA award

Unit 1: Theory

  • Introduction
  • Working within a team (inc positioning, rotating & communication)
  • Weather and its effects
  • Personal welfare, equipment & clothing
  • Dealing with swimmers (what to expect, common minor incidents and how to deal with them)
  • Signs of swimmers in distress
  • Actions when dealing with an unconscious swimmer
  • Working with other elements of the water safety team
  • Debriefing & emotional support
  • Unit 2: Practical Skills

  • Swimming in open water
  • Positioning of the craft (inc positioning in relation to swimmers, using the craft to guide swimmers)
  • Dealing with common issues (cramp, tight wetsuits, breathlessness, injuries including (minor) casualty evacuation procedures)
  • Dealing with an unconscious casualty (including unconscious casualty evacuation procedures)
  • Actions from within the craft
  • Entering the water – performing expired air ventilation (EAV)
  • Course Assessment

    COURSE ASSESSMENT

    There is no formal assessment. Assessment is on-going throughout the course. you will been deemed as having passed the course providing they show a good level of understanding of the theory elements of the course and perform the practical skills adequately.

    PADDLING ABILITY

    Whilst there is no set paddling competency qualification required, you will need to demonstrate good boat control throughout the course to be able to perform the practical skills adequately.

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    10 CPD Points
    Course Description

    Looking for a Swim Event Safety Award Revalidation?

    You can revalidate your SESA award by completing a re-validation course.

     

    Who is it for?

    This course is suitable for you if you have  been active, providing safety cover at swim events since obtaining your SESA award.

    If you have not been active then you would be required to re take your SESA Award, you can find out more about the SESA course and available at the bottom of this page.

    What else do i need to know?

    Our SESA revalidation courses are not just a reassessment, it is a good opportunity for you to share experiences you have gained with others and to share best practice.

    As part of revalidating SESA you will be required to:

    • Provide evidence of being active since completing their SESA award
    • Explain safe management of swimmers using spacing, zoning and scanning
    • Describe signs of swimmers in distress and how to deal with common issues.
    • Demonstrate your competence in the following key kills:
      • Control of craft amongst a group of swimmers to reach a casualty
      • Ability to turn an unconscious casualty and open their airway
      • Ability to perform in-water EAV on an unconscious casualty

    You will also have up to date First Aid Training on your National Association Membership Record and have valid ‘on the water’ (or equivalent) National Association Membership.

    I cant find a revalidation course is there another option?

    In some circumstances revalidation can take place during a full SESA Training course, please contact the course provider to enquire if a particular course has space and is suitable for a revalidation candidate.

     

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