The British Canoeing Foundation Safety & Rescue Techniques (FSRT) award is designed to give paddlers the skills needed to deal with a range of common incidents that might occur when out for a paddle on flat water. It’s all about real world, safe, effective, & efficient rescues for all types of paddle craft.
As well as rescue techniques and situation management, we will discuss and try out a range of safety equipment to guide you in making the right choices for your own paddle kit, including; throw bags, towing lines, knives, webbing, karabiners. Everything gets brought together through training scenarios to help you turn theories into confident actions.
You will spend the day swapping between boats to get a chance to experience and practice a range of different craft. You will also be swapping between being the rescuer and the casualty, so expect to be in the water regularly and bring appropriate clothing and equipment.
FSRT is useful for all recreational paddlers and is also a prerequisite for entering the BC coaching system.
The course Syllabus is available from the British Canoeing or Canoe Scotland websites. Certification fees are not included in the price, which are currently £5 for BC/SCA members and £10 for non-members.
To ensure you get the most out of your activity, we ask that participants meet some minimum abilities.
- Capable of swimming 25m with a buoyancy aid.
If you have any questions, please get in touch. We are usually able to accommodate a diverse range of special requirements.
For introductory activities, we provide all the activity and safety equipment you need. With more advanced courses you may be expected to have some of your own personal equipment; see the Kit List for information. Whether it’s the latest gear, great instruction or comfy accommodation, we aim to provide you with the best we can.
- Buoyancy Aid
- Waterproof Cag
- Canoes, Kayaks & Paddles
- Safety & Rescue Equipment
As well as the activity equipment, you can rest assured that our experienced instructors carry all the necessary group safety equipment, and are covered by a comprehensive insurance policy.
Here is a quick guide to what you need to bring with you for the activity. A full kit list is included with your information pack provided after booking.
- Trainers For Getting Wet (Lace Up Type)
- Spare Dry Change Of Clothes & Shoes
- Warm Outer Layers (For Afterwards)
- Snacks/Meals & Drinks (These May Not Be Available At the Location)
If you are struggling with any specialist equipment, then please get in touch, and we may be able to assist.