Professional Rescue – ASAP Water Rescue Jet Board Operator Training Course Details

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Target Group

Nominated specialist water rescue personnel or lifeguards or those who wish to be operating the ASAP Water Rescue Jet Board. The module prepares personnel of a responder agency/unit or company to be able to operate ASAP Water Rescue Jet Board in a variety of conditions.


This module can be delivered as a stand-alone course. Delegates however need to hold an appropriate Water and or Flood Rescue Technician competency rating or a qualification which included water rescue scene management and dynamic assessment of risk e.g. in the UK this could be Defra Module 3 – Water & Flood Rescue Technician or suitable Life Saving/Guarding Award. Are fit for full water rescue duties in accordance with their unit, agency, employer or authority requirements.


This training is designed to make lifeguards or first responders aware of the matters to be considered prior and during using ASAP Water Rescue Jet Board for rescue during response to a water rescue or safety incident. The sessions include awareness of operating within a typical rescue incident, principles of safety, varying rescue options and including low to high-risk options.


To train water rescue responders to identify the limitations, to safely and effectively use the ASAP Water Rescue Jet Board water rescue equipment, whilst operating on or in still and moving water.

Minimum Delivery Hours

Minimum of eight hours.

Lead Instructor

Qualified and in date ASAP Water Rescue Jet Board Operator Instructor.

Instructor Ratio

Minimum of one ASAP Water Rescue Jet Board Operator Instructor and one appropriately qualified (e.g. Defra Module 3 instructor) instructor to eight delegates. The maximum number of delegates can be increased by four for every additional suitably qualified instructor, assessed against the suitability of the training facilities available to ensure appropriate water and instructor contact time.

Training Venue

The water selected shall be appropriate to assess all relevant skills with suitable and appropriate hydrology features, for all aspects of training to be carried out safely and effectively. A safety boat must be available and operated by competent rescue boat operators or the course instructors to provide both a safe system of work and facilitate the learning outcomes.


Delegates on this course are assessed against the learning outcomes using practical observation and feedback and undergo testing of the underpinning knowledge about the Jet Board. The learner portfolio will detail performance against the learning outcomes and assessment criteria, successful learners will be accredited for operating this rescue Jet Board. Successful completion of this course will result in the award of appropriate Professional Development (CPD) hours.

Learning Outcomes

  • Pre-launch checks, Launching and coming alongside and recover.
  • All-speeds manoeuvring, power turns.
  • Towing.
  • Emergency Procedures and loss of power.
  • Basic Fault Finding.
  • Use in maritime water including awareness of other craft and their use of IRPS/Rules of the road.
  • Rescue operations.
  • Safety equipment, communication with crew.
  • Demonstrate handling in moving water.
  • Identification of safe launching sites and bail-out sites.
  • Launch and recovery into moving water.
  • Limitations.
  • Stemming the flow and ferry gliding.
  • Closing down procedures and returning equipment.
  • Fault and problem reporting.

End of Course Completion Discussions.

Continual Professional Development (CPD)

A minimum of four hours per calendar year with a minimum of two sessions per year with a maximum gap of nine months between training sessions.

Recorded activity-based training should cover the following subjects as a minimum:

  • Launching and recovery.
  • Manoeuvring the Jet Board in all directions.
  • Low and high-speed manoeuvring.
  • coming alongside.
  • Rescue operations.

Maintain in their CPD log of activities records of Rescue Jet Board operations. Maintain their first aid requirements.


Responders with this qualification who have maintained competency using CPD are required to complete a minimum of four hours with learning outcomes, instructor and instructor ratio, and venue as detailed above on an annual basis.

Course Venue Information:

Beautiful Poole Harbour

We generally run courses at our premises, “Professional Rescue Academy”, Unit 10a Main Building Opposite the Slipway, Cobbs Quay Marina, Hamworthy, POOLE, Dorset, BH15 4EL (free parking nearby in the onsite marina car park).

Poole Town centre is nearby and is well served by roads, rail and coaches.

For travel information and Accommodation: there may be a wide range of accommodation available in the area, and delegates may wish to book at their responsibility at: or

Course Fees and availability

Please enquire about dates and course fee(s), which include:

  • Light Refreshments during the day including lunch.
  • Course materials provided in electronic format.

To be provided by delegate

  • Personal water PPE.
  • Personal writing materials/note taking.
  • Appropriate “outdoors clothing”, with robust footwear, to take account of seasonal weather and include sunscreen if required.

Not included

  • Personal water PPE.
  • Delegate’s travel.
  • Accommodation.
  • Refreshments other than stated above.

We can make other logistic arrangements if so requested.

For further details please contact us on +44 (0) 7710 229082 “we would be delighted to hear from our current customers and new in 2022!”

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