Essential! You will be required to submit a video of yourself delivering a safety briefing as part of this renewal process, so you definitely need to complete this lesson.
This lesson looks at the safety briefing(s) that must take place at the start of every session. This is an absolutely essential part of the process, and it’s important that the right things get said. The changes to the safety environment following the implementation of the Health and Safety at Work Act (2015) have also added a few extra requirements to include in the briefing, since your last SUP instructor course. This lesson will take around 30 minutes to complete, plus the time it takes for you to practice and record yourself delivering a safety briefing.
The training video discusses:
- Why we do the briefing
- The various topics that should be covered
- Briefing the other instructors and/or staff members.
- Practicing your briefing
You will be required to submit a video of you delivering a safety briefing, in order to complete this assessment. Download this template card and practice doing it – you can make it relevant to your own venue. You may use the card as a prompt when delivering the briefing on your video (indeed, we highly recommend using prompts when delivering any safety briefings, no matter how well practiced you may be!).
Here is a recording of a full safety briefing for you to listen to. It’s about 5 minutes long in total – 5 very valuable minutes that sets up your lesson and ensures the best possible safety outcomes for your clients. (Plus removing any embarrassment caused by clients losing hats, sunglasses or inadvertantly taking their carkeys onto the water!).
Remember, it doesn’t matter if you get things in the wrong order. All that matters is that you cover everything that needs to be said.
Submitting your safety briefing
- The video should clearly show your face and upper body (so that your hands can be seen)
- The audio must be of sufficient quality to be easy to listen to.
- Video from mobile phone is absolutely fine, this does not need to be a professional studio project!
- The video does not necessarily need to be shot at a paddleboarding venue, but it will add authenticity.
- The safety briefing can be based on your own local vanue and conditions.
- The briefing MUST follow the general format detailed here. Failure to include any of the important material outlined in this lesson will constitute a fail.
- It is permissible to use the prompt card.
Submitting your video
Once you’ve made your video please send it to us by any of the following methods:
Email (if the file is of a sensible size to send this way) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dropbox (send us the link)
Wetransfer or any other file sharing system
Post it on youtube (or similar) and send us the link
This does’t have to be done right now, but must be completed before your renewal can be issued.