S.T.O.P. – Individual Rescue Risk

Stop - Am I safe?  If necessary move to safe place.Position Kayak correctly pointing into wind, tide or swell. Can I perform the rescue effectively?Do I have the skills, strength and training?Don't get involved if you will have a negative effect! Is the casualty/victim Proactive or Inactive (eg. injured, untrained, incapable)?Remember the Rescue Protocol: Preach, Throw, Reach, Go Perform rescue if safe to do...

SHEETS – Beach Briefing

Use SHEETS for briefing your group S H E E T S Safety and Signals Group control (conditions) Designate a number two Line of sight What to do if someone falls in - Shout STOP What to do if incident occurs.  What do we mean by STOP Go through Signals for stop, go left, go...

Incident Management

I've put together some screens on Incident Management that I gained from Sea Kayaking Cornwall's Incident Management Training, October 2017. I hope you will find this useful and maybe you will learn something new. Click on the green links to find out more and use your browsers back button to navigate back. As Sea...

SAFER Rescues

For details click to open Stop: When an incident occurs the person who see first it shouts STOP. The group performs the following actions: Turn kayaks to face elements (Waves, Wind, Tide) Move to a safe location (if required) Check towlines can be deployed easily Perform own personal risk assessment looking at the incident...

CLAP Leadership and Group Control whilst Sea Kayaking

Communication Before Before Meeting Group:Group contacts: Emails, Social Media.Data gathering - Form Filling, Coastguard details, Shore Contacts, Initial Introductions, When & Where. During DuringHaving met the groupBeach Brief - Hand SignalsS.H.E.E.T.S Actions on STOPClick here to find more about S.H.E.E.T.S   After After:Group debriefCoast GuardShore contacts Line of Sight Maintain Line of Sight Maintain line of sightWhen not...

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