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Everything You Need to Know About Emergency Pool Responder Training

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If you’re considering a career as a lifeguard, swimming instructor, or just want to learn essential lifesaving skills, the Emergency Pool Responder (EPR) training course is the perfect course for you. In this article, we break down everything you need to know before enrolling in this course, from entry requirements to the importance of the training.

Everything you need to know about emergency pool responder training

Entry Requirements

EPR training is designed for individuals aged 16 years and older who are looking to enhance their knowledge and skills in water rescue and first aid. While there are no specific requirements for the course, it is highly recommended that you possess basic swimming abilities and have a general level of fitness.

Length of Course

The Emergency Pool Responder training typically takes two days to complete. With CTC Training, the course is run between 9:00-17:00 each day. This includes contact time with a tutor but excludes break times and changing times.

Content of Course

The EPR course covers a wide range of topics related to water safety, rescue techniques, and first aid. Key areas of the course include:

  1. Water safety and risk assessment
  2. Pool supervision and surveillance
  3. Rescue techniques for conscious and unconscious casualties
  4. Basic life support and CPR
  5. First aid for common pool injuries and medical emergencies
  6. Emergency action plans and incident management

Learners will receive both classroom-based learning and practical training in a pool environment.

What the Course Allows You to Do

Upon successful completion of the Emergency Pool Responder training, participants will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Respond effectively to water-related emergencies
  2. Perform rescues and administer first aid in a pool environment
  3. Prevent and manage incidents in the pool
  4. Provide a safer swimming experience for pool users

While this course does not make you a certified lifeguard, it serves as a valuable foundation for those considering pursuing a more advanced lifeguard certification.

Where the Course Will Take Place

Emergency Pool Responder training can be conducted at your own venue (as long as you have a pool!) Ideally, the pool used is no more than 1.5m in depth.

Importance of the Course

EPR training is crucial for individuals working in the leisure industry, as it teaches essential lifesaving skills that can prevent and respond to emergencies in a pool environment. The course not only benefits swimming instructors and lifeguards but also helps create a safer environment for all pool users. Additionally, the skills acquired in the course can be applied in various scenarios, making it a valuable asset for personal development.

Number of Participants

With CTC Training, up to 12 participants can take part in the course at one time. This means that a manager or owner of a business can book multiple employees onto the course at one time. 

CTC Training is a leading provider of Emergency Pool Responder training. Led by expert instructors and regulated by OFQUAL, our courses offer high-quality training and certification recognised across the country. With a simple one-off payment, you’re ready to dive into your course and start learning valuable, lifesaving skills that will stay with you for a lifetime.

Don’t wait — enrol today.

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