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Managing in Surface Water Flooding


Course Duration 2 – 3 days


This course is for management 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 concerns the management of operatives and supervisors’ working in areas prone to, or under threat of surface water flooding and ensuring the safety of operative’s supervisors and members of the public and property

To obtain a recognised qualification with the skills and knowledge to manage incident teams of support staff, supervisors and operatives involving the installation of appropriate flood defences whilst maintaining a high level of safety for the operatives and members of the public.

On completion of the course participants should be able to:

  • Manage the Operations of a surface water flooding incident
  • Report on the effectiveness of defences and ensure findings are recorded.
  • Manage and ensure all work is carried out safely.
  • Identify and deal with problems and delegate to supervisors
  • Manage information and report to operations/incident room.
  • Manage deployment of personnel and resources.
  • Manage the operations in the incident room and on the flood scene.
  • Manage compliance of the statutory and practical requirements including safety policy statement, safe working procedures, safety performance etc​

​This course is delivered through a combination of classroom presentations, discussions, scenarios and outdoor demonstrations.
​Pre Course Requirements
​Learners will need to bring with them the following items:

Waterproof jacket/trousers, Safety wellingtons or waders High Visibility vest/jacket

Who Should Attend?
​Any one requiring the skills and knowledge to manage incidents involving Surface Water Flooding.

Course Numbers
​Maximum 10 learners.