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1 Working in partnership to make Dorset safer 11 Water Awareness Powerpoint 1

2 Working in partnership to make Dorset safer 2 Aim To train staff in water awareness.

3 Working in partnership to make Dorset safer 3 Objectives At the end of this session staff will be able to - Work safely near water Identify hazards and deploy measures for scene safety. Identify features and hazards associated with moving water. Perform rescue from land using the ‘Rescue formula’.

4 Working in partnership to make Dorset safer 4 Types of Water Risks Harbours Offshore Fast / Deep Running Rivers Reservoirs Ponds / Lakes Quarries Mine Shafts Local Flooding.

5 Working in partnership to make Dorset safer 5 Tasks carried out in Water Risk Areas Working alongside water Working on or being transported on water. Pumping from open water Water Rescues Mud / Slurry / Sand incidents Ice rescues

6 Working in partnership to make Dorset safer 6 Scope Water awareness is for safety of staff working near or alongside water. Staff should not enter the water unless absolutely necessary and then only after a DRA. Fire boots are only waterproof to mid calf.

7 Working in partnership to make Dorset safer 7 Hazard Zone The hazard zone or inner cordon is a minimum of 3 metres horizontally from the water’s edge. The zone will be set following the DRA.

8 Working in partnership to make Dorset safer 8 PPE Full fire kit –Work restraint (SWAH 1) or –Life jacket For staff within the hazard zone

9 Working in partnership to make Dorset safer 9 PPE (continued) When working in or near water, the fire helmet chin strap should be left done up subject to dynamic risk assessment (DRA)and analytical risk assessment (ARA). When working at height near water, use the DRA and ARA to determine the outcome of a fall into water and to decide whether the chin strap should be undone or done up. Assess the risk of a neck injury from entering the water from height with chin strap done up, compared to entering the water with the chin strap undone and the risk of a head injury from colliding with objects, for example boats, pontoons or rocks.

10 Working in partnership to make Dorset safer 10 Any Questions?

11 Working in partnership to make Dorset safer 11 Hydrology Moving water is: A powerful force & A constant and predictable force in specific flow conditions

12 Working in partnership to make Dorset safer 12 Hazards and Features Contamination Strainers Eddies Foot Entrapment Weirs and Stoppers Floating Debris Rocks and Underwater Objects

13 Working in partnership to make Dorset safer 13 Strainers

14 Working in partnership to make Dorset safer 14 Weirs and Stoppers Cushion Eddy Boil Line Backwash Re- circulation, Hole or Stopper

15 Working in partnership to make Dorset safer 15 Weirs and Stoppers (continued)

16 Working in partnership to make Dorset safer 16 Weirs and Stoppers (continued)

17 Working in partnership to make Dorset safer 17 Terminology River Right River Left River Left Outwash Outwash Helical flow Helical flow Laminar flow Laminar flow

18 Working in partnership to make Dorset safer 18 Hydrology

19 Working in partnership to make Dorset safer 19 Hydrology (continued)

20 Working in partnership to make Dorset safer 20 Hydrology (continued)

21 Working in partnership to make Dorset safer 21 Hydrology (continued)

22 Working in partnership to make Dorset safer 22 Pre-rescue considerations Prior to a rescue attempt, the following must be considered: Upstream safety Upstream safety Downstream safety Downstream safety The ‘Rescue Formula’ The ‘Rescue Formula’ Exit points Exit points Back up plan Back up plan Safety briefing Safety briefing Casualty handling Casualty handling

23 Working in partnership to make Dorset safer 23 Casualty care Cold water immersion can result in: Cold water reflex Cold water reflex Swimming fatigue Swimming fatigue Hypothermia Hypothermia Drowning Drowning

24 Working in partnership to make Dorset safer 24 Casualty care (continued) Types of drowning: Freshwater drowning Saltwater drowning Saltwater drowning Dry drowning Dry drowning Secondary drowning Secondary drowning TREAT AND MONITOR FOR AT LEAST 24 HOURS

25 Working in partnership to make Dorset safer 25 Actions to take if you fall into the water Try to protect yourself (Tuck into a ball) DO NOT PANIC Allow the Life Jacket to operate SHOUT FOR HELP Assume the Safe Swimming Position

26 Working in partnership to make Dorset safer 26 Safe Swimming Position Keep Feet Up Direction of travel

27 Working in partnership to make Dorset safer 27 Safe Swimming Position (continued)

28 Working in partnership to make Dorset safer 28 Safe Swimming Position (continued) Direction of current Control position with backstroke

29 Working in partnership to make Dorset safer 29 Actions to take if you fall into the water Look for Rescuers / Throw ropes Listen for instructions Stay in the main flow Avoid Strainers / Debris / Stoppers

30 Working in partnership to make Dorset safer 30 Actions to be taken by crew on the bank (continued) Contact Fire Control stating:- ‘WATER EMERGENCY’ Make every effort to rescue the member of DRFS in the water. (Do not enter the water).

31 Working in partnership to make Dorset safer 31 Dorset Fire & Rescue Service HQ |Peverell Avenue West Dorchester | Dorset | DT1 3SU Any Questions?


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