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Working Safely Near Water - CPD Certified

This Working Safely Near Water course is the first online learning programme available to the sector, filling a much needed training gap for individuals and employees who work near water. This online course will introduce you to the different types of waterway in the UK, and the potential hazards associated with them.

See below for further information.

Sold By: WaterWise


Course Overview

This online Working Safely Near water course will ensure that staff and contractors are equipped with the knowledge to be safe around water environments. This course is recognised by the Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) and is CPD accredited (3 CPD points).

The course was created jointly by the Land & Water Group (an award-winning civil and environmental engineering company based in the south of England) and the Canal and River Trust.  It is intended to help to protect the position of employers with regard to the HSE and is nationally recognised for those who worked on or had reason to visit a site which was close to water.

Course Audience

This online course on working safely by water is suitable for all levels of employees or site visitors who had reason to visit or work on a water related site.  The course can also form an essential component in an employee’s induction.

Course Contents

This online training on working near water is divided into five highly interactive online learning modules and a final online assessment:

  • Categories of Water – This module introduces the different types of waterways and explains how each is categorised e.g. rivers, canals, lakes and tidal water
  • Natural Features – This module explores the different natural hazards that may be present in a water environment e.g. strong currents, unknown depth and unstable edges.
  • Man-Made Features – This module looks at the different man-made features that may be present in a water environment and gives the student an awareness of potential risk areas e.g. bridges, locks and towpaths.
  • Protecting Yourself – This module looks at the importance of taking personal responsibility for oneself and others when working in any water environment. This section educates students how to assess risk and shows them how to respond to potential hazards in a water environment.
  • Protecting the Environment – This module covers the importance of protecting the environment. The UK’s waterways are, for many, areas of beauty and enjoyment and when working in this environment every effort should be taken to preserve both the natural flora and fauna and historic surroundings. This section helps learners develop sensitivity to their working environment and shows how they can maintain and protect it.
  • Assessment – A final 20 question assessment at the end of the course tests knowledge and understanding of the content covered. Successful completion of the assessment leads to certification.
Course Duration

2 hours 30 minutes

A CPD Certified Course

This online course has reached the required Continuing Professional Development (CPD) standards and benchmarks, and the learning values have been scrutinised to ensure integrity and quality by the CPD Certification Service.

Payment Options and Discounts

For purchases of 1 to 9 user enrolments select the number of users you require and add the product to your shopping cart by selecting Add to Cart. You will then be able to make payment using most credit and debit cards or a Paypal account.

For a licence for 10 or more user enrolments, discounts, or if you would like to pay by BACs transfer or by invoice, please contact a customer advisor on 0844 854 9218 or email [email protected].

Purchasing Options for your Organisation

We offer a variety of purchasing options giving you total flexibility in how you purchase online training for your organisation. Let us know your requirements and we’ll advise you on the most cost efficient method of purchasing:

  • User Licence – a licence for a specified user on specified course/s. The user licence consists of a number of enrolments for a user to use on specified courses.
  • Course Licence – a licence for specified course/s for any learner. The course licence consists of a number of enrolments to use on specified course/s for any learner;
  • Bundle Licence – a licence for a specified bundle of courses. The bundle licence consists of a number of enrolments to use on any course for any learner in the bundle;
  • Subscription Licence – a licence for a maximum number of users to access any course in a specified bundle;
  • Site Licence – a licence to install one course, or one or more bundles of courses on your own learning management system. The site licence consists of a number of enrolments to use on any course for any learner in the bundle;

For more information on purchasing options and discounts please phone a customer advisor on 0844 854 9218.

Additional information

Access Duration: 12 months

Accreditation/Endorsements: Continuing Professional Development Accreditation Service (CPD)

Audio: Yes

Available for immediate enrolment: Yes

Completion Criteria: Pass Final Test, Visit All Pages

Course Duration in Minutes: 150

Course Publisher: Simon Sez IT

Language: English

Level: Professional Development

Suitable Devices: PC & Tablet

Video: Yes

You will be able to access the course for 12 months.

After placing your order online you will receive the following emails;

  • Purchase Receipt Email
  • Account Confirmation Email
  • Online Training Academy Invitation Email

The subject line of your Invitation Email will read:

Thank you for your eLearning Marketplace purchase. You are invited to join The Online Training Academy learning portal.

Click on the link in the email to open the Online Training Academy sign in page and use your email address as your Username and use the Password that you setup during the checkout process.

Your Online Training Academy dashboard will now be displayed and you will see the course you have purchased.

Once you have completed your course you will be able to download a certificate.

Your certificate will be available to download from your Online Training Academy Dashboard.


£115.00 excluding VAT

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