Boat Safety Training

In these courses, you’ll learn about different types of boats, their limitations, and their capabilities. You’ll also learn how to properly set up the boat (rigging), navigation, emergency procedures, and rescue and recoveries.

 

This course is for river guides, emergency responders, industry workers, and anyone that uses boats on lakes or rivers. It includes training for power boats (jet and prop), and inflatable rafts.

 

We can also do client specific contract courses based on equipment and task.

  • Boat Safety Awareness – Classroom

    Basic Theory and Knowledge of Boats and Safety

    $99
  • Boat Safety Rescue Tech 1 – Safety

    Basic safety, rigging, and Hazard assessment

    $325
  • Boat Safety Rescue Tech 2 – Operations

    Tech 1 plus Safety, operations/steering and emergency procedures

    $475
  • Boat Safety Rescue Tech 3 – Technician

    Tech 2 plus rescue operations and advanced maneuver

    $650
  • Boat Safety Rescue Tech 4 – Advanced

    Tech 3 plus Team Leadership, complex environments and high risk scenarios

    $825

Boat safety training benefits:

  • Learning the right equipment and how to use it
  • Knowledge about how the boat works
  • Knowledge about how the river works and how to use it
  • Learning how to assess risk
  • Learning how to save others
  • Meets/Exceeds work-safe/employer requirements

Required equipment:

  • Drysuit/Wetsuit
  • PFD
  • Approved helmet
  • Water type boot
  • Boat
  • Food/water for the day(s)
  • Thermal wear for under the dry-suit

 

(Equipment can be rented from Rescue Canada; student must provide boat)

Certifications upon completion:

  • Every course is certified through the IRIA
  • Online awareness course (Valid for 1 Year)
  • Boat Safety Rescue Technician 1-4 (Valid for 3 Years)

Course Levels:

Courses offered:

Courses vary based on boat type and intended use due to the variation in techniques for different environments and situations. We offer training in power boats (jet/prop), paddle and oar rafts, and personal watercrafts (seadoos).

 

We can also customize any boat course and tailor to your exact needs.  Whether this be based on the vessel you use, or the operation you need to perform.  All of our boat courses meet or exceed industry standards.

Boat Safety Rescue Awareness | $99

The Boat Safety Awareness course is designed to give you the foundation awareness theory in boats.  The different types, how they work and what safety equipment you should carry.  This is the foundation course for all the boat courses Rescue Canada offers.

Level 1 – Safety | $325

Boat Safety Rescue Technician Level 2 course is designed for those wanting to get to know the basics.  This could be understanding how to rig your boat for a trip to basic navigation in rivers and streams.  We tailor the course to you so you get exactly what you need to get into the water safely and enjoy the day in the boat.

Level 2 – Operations | $475

Boat Safety Rescue Technician Level 2 course is designed for those that are required to operate a boat/vessel in a low to medium risk environment.  This can be on flat water or on the Swiftwater environment.  The course is based upon knowledge of the vessel you are required to operate, self rescue, basic steering and navigation as well as emergency procedure and task specific skills.

Level 3 – Technician | $650

Boat Safety Rescue Technician Level 3 course is designed for those that are required to operate a boat/vessel in a medium to high risk environment.  This can be on flat water or on the Swiftwater environment.  The course is based upon knowledge of the vessel you are required to operate, self rescue, third party rescue, basic steering to advanced as well as emergency procedure and task specific skills.

Level 4 – Technician | $825

Boat Safety Rescue Technician Level 4 course is designed for those that are required to operate a boat/vessel in a high risk environment.  This can be on surf/tidal water or on the Swiftwater environment.  

 

The course is based upon knowledge of the vessel you are required to operate, self rescue, third party rescue, basic steering to advanced as well as emergency procedure and task specific skills such as rope techniques and night operations.