Due to the nature of the course, candidates will be required and be aware of the following:
To lift and move candidates from the water as part of a team – correct methods of lifting will be taught but we should be informed of any pre existing injuries prior to the course starting.
The following statement should be read to candidates at the commencement of both training courses and assessments:
“The Society does not support the use of unassisted lifting during training and assessment. You should take note that all casualty lifting carries with it an element of risk.”
Ear damage may result from diving to depths greater than 1.5 metres. All candidates must be warned of this prior to training by trainers & prior to assessments by assessors.
The following statement must be read to all candidates:
“YOU SHOULD BE AWARE THAT THERE MAY BE A RISK OF DAMAGE TO YOUR HEARING BY DIVING TO DEPTHS GREATER THAN 1.5 METRES. ALL DIVES ARE UNDERTAKEN AT YOUR OWN RISK”.
Any candidate with a history of ear trouble should not be permitted to dive without previously consulting a medical practitioner. If the minimum depth of water available is greater than the maximum depth laid down in the test conditions, the Assessor will check the candidate can execute a surface dive and swim down to the depth specified in the test conditions to recover a suspended object from the stated depth. NVBLQ candidates must recover a submersible manikin.
Candidates are advised that Lifesaving, Lifeguarding and Life Support activities involve physical handling and manoeuvring of bodies. Jewellery which may cause damage must be removed on the instructions of the Trainer or Assessor.