SURFACE WATER FLOOD DEFENCE TRAINING
Be prepared to meet the challenges faced from flooding – with expert training from IWTS
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 flood incidents. This can now be achieved under City & Guilds Accreditation by training with IWTS. Together with partners B.S.H.I.Ltd, we have the solutions and resources of fully accredited training for both senior and operative levels of surface water flood defence incident risk management. Our programmes are based on recommendations highlighted in the 2007 PITT Report, the cornerstone of national flood defence strategy, the key points stated 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 offers tailored training solutions for clients – according to the duties required of them by law
Utilities companies and related 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).
To deliver effective training – IWTS have designed and built a unique practical Flood Simulation Area.
IWTS has developed a unique flood defence simulation area to illustrate the practical aspects of our training. This unique area demonstrates how to reduce flooding hazards and to control risks to direct flood water away from affected areas to work safely. Our simulator is the first of its kind in the UK and brings added realism when training how to handle flood situations. Delegates receive theoretical hazard and risk control, in line with legal requirements and industry best practices. Benefiting from practical simulation of flooding and how best to keep people safe and reduce risk effectively.
- Delegates undertake practical and written exams – assessed by fully qualified TAQA assessors
IWTS now offers under B.S.H.I.Ltd and City and Guilds Accreditation, four new courses from our curriculum in Surface Water Flood Defence Incidents:
- 5831-40 Unit 542 – One Day Course – Awareness of Surface Water Flooding Incidents
For the public and property owners who need to be aware of the consequences of Surface Water Flooding and the effects if no action is taken.
- 5831-40 – Unit 541 – Two-day Course – Working in Floods – Surface Water Flooding Incidents
For operational staff working in the Flood Defence and Water Industry, Local Councils, RNLI and Fire and Rescue Services and any organisations that are deemed to be category 1 and 2 responders to incidents of Surface Water Flooding. It is about routine inspections and areas prone to or under threat of surface water flooding and the operative’s ability to install temporary defences
- 5831-40 – Unit 543 -Two-Day Course – Supervising in Surface Water Flooding Incidents
For operational staff working in the Flood Defence and Water Industry, Local Councils, RNLI, Fire and Rescue Services and any organisation that are deemed to be Category 1 and 2 responders to incidents of surface water flooding. It is about the Supervision of Operatives working in areas prone to, or under threat of surface water flooding and ensuring the safety of operatives, members of the public and property.
- 5831-40 – Unit 544 -Three-Day Course – Management of Surface Water Flooding Incidents
For operational staff in the Flood Defence and Water Industry, Local Councils, RNLI, Fire and Rescue Services and any organisation that is deemed to be Category 1 and 2 responders to incidents of surface water flooding. It is about the Management of Operatives and Supervisors working in areas prone to, or under threat of surface water flood to ensure the safety of operatives, the public and property.