Student Boat Safety
The Rescue Boat Operator course is suitable for people with little or no powerboat experience who wish to attain an inland boat handling and rescue boat capability on flat or slow moving water.
Prerequisites: Must be a confident swimmer
The Flood Rescue Boat Operator training course is a 3-day course which incorporates all elements of the RBO course and adds flood rescue capability. It is ideal for any emergency service personnel who may attend flood events with boats for low level casualty and victim recovery from a flood or slow moving water environment.
Prerequisites: Swiftwater and Flood First Responder (SFR)
The Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Boat Operator training course is intended for emergency services or rescue teams who will be required to carry out rescues in a swiftwater and flood environment. This course incorporates all elements from the FRBO course and adds a swiftwater capability suitable for fast moving rivers and flash flood conditions. It is based on the philosophy of self-protection and application of low to high risk solutions.
Course length: The Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Boat Operator course can also be run as a 4-day add-on module from the RBO, or International Certificate of Competence or equivalent national course, eg RYA powerboating level 2. It can be run as a 3-day add-on module from the FRBO course.
Prerequisites: Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician (SRT)
The Work Boat Operator (WBO) course is designed for workers with little or no powerboat experience who wish to attain an inland boat handling and co-worker rescue capability on flat or slow-moving water.
The target audience includes construction industry workers, road and bridge maintenance workers, and their related standby safety crews.