BSAC Practical Rescue Management
The BSAC Practical Rescue Management course teaches divers how to manage resources at their disposal in order to make the most effective use of them in a rescue situation. The course also provides an opportunity for further instruction in personal rescue skills to complement those undertaken during diver training but the emphasis will be on the development of rescue management skills.
BSAC Sports Diver or equivalent
The course is split into 2 sections, theory and rescue management scenarios. There are 5 theory sessions and a minimum of 4 hours rescue management scenarios.
The theory lessons will take the students through all the necessary knowledge to successfully manage a rescue scenario from start to finish including dealing with helicopter air lifts and incident reports. The theory lessons cover the following sections:
RESCUE MANAGEMENT SCENARIOS
The open water scenarios concentrate on the management of a variety of different scenarios. The instructor will be watching the students ability to do the following::
During the open water session some of the scenarios covered will include:
This is just an example of some of the scenarios students may face during the course. During the scenarios the instructors will give people different roles to play during the incident to help make the scenarios as realistic as possible, some of these may include:
Upon completion of the rescue scenarios the instructor will review the student’s achievements and go over any difficulties encountered during the scenarios.
Once the theory and practical sessions are complete the students will receive the BSAC Practical Rescue Management qualification which also counts towards your BSAC Dive Leader training.