RLSS Water Rescue Equipment Training

RLSS Water Rescue Equipment Training (WRET) is a two-hour course, providing candidates with the skills and confidence in rescue equipment use, as well as developing knowledge and ability to safely improvise, where no rescue equipment is available.

Who is this course for?Learn more about WRET qualification.

Candidate Age Requirements


Course Duration

2 hours

Qualification Validity

2 years

Candidate Age Requirements


Course Duration

2 hours

Qualification Validity

2 years

As the UK’s leading water safety education and training provider, RLSS UK has developed a two-hour Water Rescue Equipment Training session to ensure as many people as possible are confident and competent in using water rescue equipment found around waterways.

Why not put yourself and/or members of your team forward to take part in Water Rescue Equipment Training and help to grow the number of people with rescue skills in your local area and ultimately prevent drownings.

Who is this course for?

  • Anyone aged 16 years or over
  • Individuals in any local community, especially those living near a waterway or body of water
  • Businesses with responsibility for supervising the public near a waterway or body of water
  • Nightlife venues, bars and restaurants in waterfront locations or river city/town e.g. door staff, street pastors etc.
  • Outdoor learning venues with lakes/ponds
  • Golf clubs with lakes/ponds
  • Heritage sites with rivers, lakes or ponds
  • Education establishments with lakes/ponds on-site or located in a river city/town.
  • Businesses with responsibility for outdoor operatives working in or around water
  • Building and construction
  • Water companies
  • Local authorities
  • Other utilities
  • Event venues

Water Rescue Equipment Training

WRET is a two-hour session delivered in a dry environment. Access to water is not required. However, for those that have safe access near water, this may support the delivery of elements within the training session, such as spotting open water hazards.

The session develops skills and confidence in rescue equipment use, as well as developing knowledge and ability to improvise safely, where no rescue equipment is available and covers:

  • Open water hazards (such as canals and rivers)
  • Coldwater shock
  • Types of rescue
  • Public Rescue Equipment (PRE)

Each person who successfully completes the training and achieves the required level of competence will receive an e-certificate. Training is then valid for two years from the date of completion.

Delivery Method

To ensure the best support is provided to candidates, the maximum number attending a course is limited to 12.

Course Duration

The total qualification time for this course is 2 hours.


Assessment will be a continual evaluation of a mixture of practical and theory-based sessions.

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