White Water Safety and Rescue

White Water Safety and Rescue

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This work includes white water safety and rescue for canoeists, kayakers and rafters. This is a completely revised new 2006 2nd edition now in full colour throughout. What's new in the 2nd Edition? This work includes: full colour and new photos throughout; the text has been completely revised and numerous small but significant improvements have been made; the principles of safety and rescue have been unified and the mneumonic C.L.A.P. adopted. This is to make it easier to remember them and fall in line with current practice in the teaching of white water safety. The rescue section has been reorganized to fit in more closely with the TRTTG 'low to high risk' model. The rafting sections have been completely rewritten by Geraint Rowlands. The chapter 'Planning a Descent' has been extended to cover factors to be considered when travelling abroad. One-handed signals as used by Paul O'Sullivan in his chapter in the BCU Canoe and Kayak Handbook have been adopted.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 298 pages
  • 170 x 240 x 17mm | 644g
  • Bangor, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • Colour photographs throughout
  • 0954706153
  • 9780954706159
  • 210,453

Table of contents

Introduction Part One: White Water Safety 1. Safety Principles 2. Reading White Water 3. Hazards 4. Planning a Descent 5. Skilful Paddling 6. Mental Preparation and Warm Up 7. Scouting Techniques 8. Assessing Risk 9. Organization 10. Communication 11. Leadership 12. Safety in Equipment Design Part Two: White Water Rescue 13. Basic Rescue Equipment 14. Swimmers, Boats and Paddles 15. Stoppers 16. Pins and Entrapments 17. Protecting a Rapid 18. Incident Management Part Three: Care of Victims 19. First Aid 20. Resuscitation 21. Moving Casualties 22. Post Traumatic Stress 23. Specialist Equipment 24. Rope Dynamics 25. Recoveries 26. Other Access Techniques Appendices A. Glossary of Terms B. Knots
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About Franco Ferrero

Franco Ferrero divides his work time between managing Pesda Press and freelance coaching. He is qualified as a BCU Level 5 Coach (Sea and Inland) and holds the Mountaineering Instructor Certificate. His passions are white water and sea kayaking, rock and ice climbing, and ski-mountaineering. He has paddled throughout the UK and in many parts of the world including Nepal, Scandinavia, the coast of Brittany in France, the European Alps, Peru and Western Canada.
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