Providers back on the water for FSRT Moderation

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Hear from Andy, who recently ran a FSRT Provider Moderation at Lee Valley White Water Centre, following the Governments latest guidelines.

Four men are stood apart, to follow Covid social restrictions, discussing best practice for rescues.
A lake with three paddleboarders and 3 kayakers on
Three men sat in their kayaks and one man kneeling on a stand up paddleboard on sheltered water

The event was run in two groups with Alex and I each working with two socially-distanced pairs of Providers.

The entire course was run outside – at the waterfront or on the water. Rain at lunchtime didn’t stop play! With care and Covid-mitigation measures, such as regular hand sanitising and avoiding close face-to-face contact between participants, we were able to deliver the workshop sharing best practice. We exchanged top tips for delivery of most of the topics covered by the FSRT syllabus.

Each Provider had been asked to bring at least two different craft. A key focus of the day was exploring alternative craft rescues. We were able to do this without sharing equipment, while considering how best we might support FSRT candidates preparing for the Paddlesport Instructor or Paddlesport Leader Award.

I think for all of us, it was great to be back on the water with fellow Providers. It was good to be able to share ideas and issues after such a strange spring and summer season.

A Provider on a stand up paddlebaord, empty
man in canoe tipping another canoe to practise a rescue
A man on a Stand up Paddleboard watching another Provider practicing a canoe resuce.

Become an FSRT Provider

As a Foundation Safety and Rescue Training (FSRT) Provider, you will support the development of paddlers. As a result, you will help to raise safety awareness across our community.

Being an FSRT Provider is demanding, but can be very rewarding. You will be directly supporting and mentoring paddlers.

Applications to become an FSRT provider are accepted year-round. You can apply by booking on to an orientation course through our event booking system. Find out more on the Provider section of the website.

If you are an existing Provider, book a Moderation, using the Finder button by clicking the little arrow on the right. 


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