Author: Dan

Resource development – aquatic safety

Resource development – aquatic safety
Dan is an prolific author of a huge variety of instructional and academic texts on aquatic safety and rescue. As an experienced instructor, he is well used to tailoring materials to suit the intended learning outcomes, assessment criteria, and the needs of the students. Dan is able to adjust his writing style to suit the audience, from formal academic writing, to casual chatty magazine style, and everything in between.  Dan will work to understand the exact requirements that you have, and develop a clear outline structure and project plan for the work. Design, layout & photography If ...
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Swiftwater and Flood Rescue

Swiftwater and Flood Rescue
Dan is a qualified Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Advanced Instructor with Rescue 3 Europe.  He is also qualified to deliver the Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Boat Operator training courses.  Dan has delivered Rescue 3 courses since 2008, and has worked extensively across the UK and Ireland.  On the rescue elements, he has worked with a wide range of clients including the Fire Service, Ambulance Service, Police, Mountain Rescue, Coastguard, RNLI, and a range of volunteer rescue agencies.  On the safety and awareness side, clients have included security companies, local councils, national parks, env...
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National Water Safety Management Programme

National Water Safety Management Programme
Dan is a Senior Tutor with the RLSS UK, and can run the full range of National Water Safety Management Programme (NWSMP) courses anywhere in the UK & Ireland - from the very basic levels through to instructor training courses. Recently, Dan authored two new NWSMP Modules focussed around Flood Safety Awareness, and Aquatic Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).  These modules are tightly focussed at the industrial sector with an occupational water safety need.  The focus has been placed upon keeping the content relevant and specific to the client needs. Dan is an extremely flexible inst...
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RNLI International Beach Lifeguard Manual

RNLI International Beach Lifeguard Manual
The International Beach Lifeguard Manual for low resource settings was written by a consortium of organisations, led by the RNLI International team.  The group included; Royal Life Saving Society Commonwealth, the International Federation of Swimming Teachers Associations, the Centre for Injury Prevention Research in Bangladesh, Nile Swimmers, International Surf Lifesaving Association and Lifeguards Without Borders. Purpose This manual was developed especially for use in low resource settings, and was originally trialled in Bangladesh.  This manual has now been successfully run in low income...
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European Manual – Swiftwater Rescue Technician – Rescue 3

European Manual – Swiftwater Rescue Technician – Rescue 3
In 2011, the European Modular Manual for Swiftwater Rescue was a significant update and overhaul of Rescue 3 manuals globally.  The creation of Rescue 3 Europe had created a focal point for a demand for an new manual that referred to European Norms and used the metric system. At the time, Dan was an experienced Swiftwater Rescue Instructor with writing skills and recovering from a dislocated shoulder.  This made him an ideal candidate to sit behind a computer and take on the significant task of rewriting the manual.  This piece of work formed the basis for a huge variety of course manuals t...
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Survive & Save – RLSS UK

Survive & Save – RLSS UK
As part of his volunteer role on the Royal Life Saving Society UK National Development Committee, Dan was part of the team that worked to develop the Survive & Save programme which replaced the Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross, Award of Merit, Silver Cross, and Distinction. The intention of the programme was to reduce the drop-off in numbers between the old awards, this was achieved with a structure designed to encourage and promote young people accessing all areas of the lifesaving syllabus.  Parallel awards in Sport, Open Water, Coast and the traditional "Medallion" stream encouraged pe...
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About Dan

Dan Graham is a highly experienced water & flood safety professional.  His track record of delivering high-quality consultancy, and engaging training courses stretches back over 15 years.  He has lifeguarded swimming pools and beaches around the world since 1999, and moved into swiftwater and flood rescue in 2004.  He has featured in front of the TV camera, and also has extensive experience at working behind the camera ensuring the safety of the shoot.  He regularly teaches water safety and technical rescue for a wide range of clients across the world. (more&he...
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