Freewave Training provides courses and qualifications in First Aid, Beach Lifeguarding, Surfing and Stand Up Paddle boarding (SUP). The course are open to anyone looking to become qualified as part of personal progression or as a requirement for employment. We work with communities, education centres and businesses as well as individuals.
Based in Bude, North Cornwall, training is supplied using the unique coastal resources that the town offers. The Sea Pool allows in depth pool side coaching and the nearby beaches allow both sheltered and exposed conditions to ensure competency for lifeguards in all conditions.
The area promotes sustainable tourism with several locations ideal for group training alternatively, trainers can travel to you.
According to the annual Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Labour Force Survey in 2017/18:
- 555,000 injuries occurred at work
- 71,062 injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR
- 30.7 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury
- £15 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2016/17)
- 144 workers were killed at work
Each person, organisation or education centre has different training needs. It may be an employer requirement, a policy change, to boost a CV or as a personal goal. What ever the reason for training each person comes away with the ability to deal with a range of first aid incidents. They also feel better equipped to help deal with stressful situations and to assist others more confidently. Being trained or having your work force trained in first aid also helps to reduce to reduce the risk incidents occurring
Freewave Training was set up by Robin Ross in 2012. It was initially set up to provide Beach Lifeguarding courses to outdoor education centres. It has since taken on the role of also providing first aid courses to local businesses, individuals and communities.
Robin first qualified as an RLSS (Royal Life Saving Society) Beach Lifeguard in 2001. He then retrained under the SLSGB (Surf Life Saving Great Britain) as a Surf/Beach Lifeguard in 2008 which he still currently holds. Robin acquired SLSGB Trainer/Assessor Status in 2012 which allows him to deliver the SLSGB’s Beach safety standards. He has since guided many candidates through their Surf Lifeguard, Beach Lifeguard, Surf Coach Safety & Rescue qualifications and Lifeguard Proficiencies. In 2016 Robin completed his Level 3 in Training & Education to allow him to teach the separate first aid elements to work places and educational centres.
Along this journey Robin has continued his professional development in the first aid and rescue sector as an Community First Responder for the South West Ambulance Service. This role entailed responding to Emergency 999 calls where it is essential for the patient to receive immediate life-saving care prior to an ambulance arriving.
Robin has three years of experience as and RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institute) Beach Lifeguard, is a Lead Coach at Crackington Haven Surf Life Saving Club and is the Chief Instructor at Freewave Surf Academy. His passion for teaching enables everyone that he trains to receive the very best of support and guidance through their chosen training pathway.