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IRB Crew Course

28 September 2023

Provides participants with the skills and knowledge to effectively crew an Inflatable Rescue Boat in surf rescue operations.

Course goes for 1 day, 4th November 2023 from 6am – 1pm. Minimum of 6 participants.

Course Outcomes

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

Crew an IRB:

  • List the different classes of IRB
  • Identify the components of an IRB and ancillary equipment
  • Contribute to the safe and efficient launching of an IRB
  • Demonstrate safe crewing positions while negotiating the surf
  • Perform emergency procedures
  • Observation, hazards and risks are identified and clearly communicated to the driver

Maintain an IRB:

  • Perform pre-operational checks and preventative maintenance of the IRB hull
  • Perform post-operational maintenance of the IRB hull
  • Report major wear or damage according to organisation procedures
  • Perform conscious and unconscious casualty pick-ups
  • Perform complex rescues including swimming rescues, sailboarder and kite surfer rescues.