IWTS Launches New Flood Defence Course at Flood Expo


IWTS is delighted to offer a new course to train those required to meet the challenges of surface water flooding – with the first fully accredited training in the UK! The Local Government Authority states that no single body is responsible for managing flood risk. All organisations with responsibility to respond and be involved must train their people to work safely in and around surface water flooding. This can now be achieved under full City & Guilds Accreditation by training with IWTS. Key points adressed are:

● Reduce flood risk
● Rescue & care in emergencies
● Maintain Power & Water supplies and protect essential services
● Advice to protect families & homes
● Stay healthy & speed up recovery

All IWTS surface water flood defence training courses carry full City and Guilds Accreditation to meet corporate compliance to prepare and mitigate the demands placed on Local Authorities, Government Agencies and the Emergency Services across the UK

IWTS Training Director, Peter Jackson said:

“At IWTS we’ve launched not only the first fully accredited surface water flood defence training course in the UK. But also, we’ve developed a unique flood simulation area that shows how to handle the risks from flooding. This area shows how to reduce the hazards caused by flooding and to manage risks to direct water away from flooded areas and work safely. Our simulator’s the first of its kind in the UK and brings much more realism when we train delegates to handle flooding. We also teach the theory of hazard and risk control, in line with legal requirements and industry best practices. We believe we offer a total training package to handle flood events safely and professionally, to mitigate risk successfully.”

Utilities companies and other organisations are obliged to deal with flood emergencies that can put life at risk; including at their own serviced installations. Local and Regional Authorities must clear highways safely, redirect traffic and maintain the safety of the public – from flood hazards and possible life threatening risks. Emergency Services, large organisations, utility companies and property owners, all have their own responsibilities. All are required to have schemes in place for the safety of individuals and prepare and implement Surface Water Management Plans (SWMP).

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