Select a good site
your safety, stand behind railings or a barrier where there is somewhere to
bring the casualty ashore.
a safe area to land the casualty, free from things they could get tangled or
Choose the best position
you throw the throw bag from here, where will it land in
relation to the casualty?
dropping the throw bag from the downstream side of a bridge be a better option?
Follow the clean line principle
an appropriate length of line.
for tangles, knots and loops.
not loop the line round your hand.
Take a good stance
- Stand back from the water's edge.
you have a good, secure footing and that it's not slippery or unstable underfoot.
- Maintain a low stance and adopt
a strong, comfortable body position.
someone to hold you, if possible.
not stand in the rope loops.
yourself as the rope becomes taut.
Types of throw you can use