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New Zealand Rivers Association training pathway...
The New Zealand National Raft Guide Awards are now the recognised standard for the New Zealand Rafting Industry under Rule Part 81 of the Maritime Transport Act 1994. The New Zealand National River Boarding Guide Awards are the recognised standard for the New Zealand River Boarding Industry Safe Operating Practises.
NZRA Advanced River Rescue Workshops
Run in conjunction with the annual general meeting the 3 day workshop is a great opportunity to share in the latest knowledge acquired from the rafting industry in New Zealand and from around the world. They are preceeded by a two day training course which is
The emphasis is on learning and sharing. All workshops include elements of practical and theoretical learning. Workshops focus on developing participant skills in the following areas.
* First aid scenarios
* River rescue scenarios
* Rope skills for rescue
* Risk management
* Search and rescue
* Rafting / Boarding equipment
* Environmental management
* Group dynamics
These are just some of the areas the training and workshop covers. One of the main differences is the fact that this training and workshop is designed by the rafting industry and has been adapted for rafting and other white water users.
This course is a Skills Active recognised and is an essential unit to obtain in order to become a senior guide.
To find out more about the next NZRA Rescue Workshop click here
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