Sea Kayaking: Incident Management/Risk Assessment - Olympia - 2015

Sea Kayaking Course

Sea Kayaking: Incident Management/Risk Assessment

Sea Kayaking: Incident Management/Risk Assessment

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Incident Management / Risk Assessment starts the moment you think about a trip. The Olympia Mountaineers Sea Kayaking Group two part Incident Management class / Risk Assessment helps you identify risks and prevent them before they happen, but not all things go as planned so we help you figure out what to have in your bag of tricks and in your essentials that you carry with you. So when things do not go as planned the incident becomes an inconvenience and not something worse. This is by no means a guarantee that it will prevent an incident.

There will be four 50 minute sessions. The first 10 to 20 minutes of each session will be the leaders discussion of his topic followed by a question & answer period and more discussion from the group We will start out the evening where the Incident Management / Risk Assessment starts. A leader will be talk about what he does to prepare for a trip. This will include routing, tides and currents, who he is planning the trip for (what skill level), weather, emergency outs and other hazards along the way. Next, we will discuss what he carries with him and in his boat for his on the water essentials also known as a kit. These are the essentials that can keep paddlers out of trouble or even get them back to safety. We will follow up with boat rigging / placement of items such as pump, paddle float and spare paddles, along with towing and the different types of towing. The last hour we will have story time. We might pull a story out of Sea Kayaker Deep Trouble and discuss what went right and what went wrong or we can even go to a real life story from any of the kayakers from the Olympia group and talk about what went right and what went wrong. During the final we will be on and in the water and getting wet! We will Practice different rescues and towing, along with some scenarios. Who knows, we might have a shoulder dislocation a cut finger or even a heart attack. This will also be the perfect time to try that rescue you have heard about. Brush up on your towing skills and figure out what works and what does not before you really have to use it.

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