Zodiac Rescue Training
2024 will see the addition of Zodiac Rescue Training (ZRT) to our professional development line-up.
This course is aimed at giving zodiac drivers and non-driving staff better tools, strategies and understanding when it comes to self and group rescue. Professional guiding is as much knowing what you can do as it is knowing what you can't.
We believe that professional guides should train and be skilled to a higher level of competency than what is required in day-to-day expedition operations. This way, when the conditions demand it, participants will have more of a skills/knowledge buffer to deal with whatever our wild places through at them. Having your staff
The training is broken down into three parts. Pre-course (online), land-based and water-based exercises. This is a hands-on course so expect to spend time in the water and time outside your comfort zone. Yes, you will get wet.
Understanding causal factors in accidents/incidents
Personal preparedness as a driver/ staff member
Lifejacket/floatation types - pros & cons
Throw bag use and strategies
Importance of prepping zodiac correctly
Strategies for safe driving practices alone & and in pairs
Package & backboard transportation
Flip a zodiac
Self-rescue & and group rescue
Tools and strategies for dealing with single/multiple swimmers
Understanding personal strengths and limitations in rescue situations
Emergency towing techniques
This training is only available to expedition companies.
Language: English Proficient
Previous experience: None required
Who is the course for?
For expedition teams (6-12 staff) looking to take their rescue understanding and capabilities to the next level
Format: Online & in-person
Duration: 2-days + pre-course learning
Price: Price on enquiry