Safe Work Near Water (SWNW)

A classroom-based course, that looks at the hazards and risk associated with inland (lakes, canals, rivers) and coastal water. It looks at basic control measures and safe working practices that can be introduced, including types of PPE and their use. The SWNW course is designed for industry, civil engineering, and other workers near water. The comparable course for those supporting rescue teams is Water and Flood Awareness (AWR).

Contact hours

4 hours


Minimum age: 18

Qualification valid for

3 years


Safe Working Near Water (SWNW)

Recerted by

Safe Working Near Water (SWNW)
Co-Worker Rescue from Water – Basic (CWRWB)
Co-Worker Rescue from Water – Basic and Moving (CWRWBM)

Taught by

Water and Flood Awareness Tutor (AWRT)
Basic Water First Responder Instructor (BWFRI)
Operations: Swiftwater First Responder Instructor (OPSI)
Instructor Water (InsW)
Instructor Water & Rope (InsWR)
Instructor Water & Rope – Instructor Trainer (InsWR-IT)