Ice Safety & Rescue

Do you work on or near ice? Drive over ice roads to get to work or to go ice fishing, hunting, sledding, or skiing? Are you a rescue professional (SAR, military, fire rescue, etc)? Then you need this training!

Occupational Ice Safety Training

Many of BC’s resource workers (in the fields of forestry, mining exploration, and fisheries, as well as biologists, road and bridge construction workers, engineers, and others) find themselves working near river or lake ice environments.

Ice Safety & Rescue

Ice Safety Rescue Technician (ISRT)

Courses designed to provide resource professionals with the most current information on preparation, mitigation, self-rescue and safety concerns for personnel dealing with ice survival training and job safety in general.

During the practical course components, participants will be suited up and literally immersed in the ice environment – practicing self rescue and team rescue, as well as learning safe approaches to carrying out their job requirements.

Ice safety rescue technician training is a necessity for people and agencies who:

  • work in flat or river ice conditions classified as low to high risk;
  • work doing specific tasks such as inspections, patrols, habitat research, or biology;
  • wildlife/resource management, hydro, water sampling; and/or
  • work in small teams, unsupervised.

Courses are tailored to the needs, work environments, and job duties of the students. We can also discuss options for different course delivery models and course lengths.

To check out dates and to register click here. Don't forget to check out other calendar months for other available dates too.

Swimming to self rescue on iceSearch and Rescue and First Responder Ice Training

Dedicated rescue personnel need courses specifically designed for their applications. These courses are focused on search, rescue, and recovery techniques from low to high risk, covering 7 key modules of skill and performance in the ice environment. Each level of the course is based upon environmental risk, rescue mandate and equipment needs.

Contact Lauren at OVERhang to explore the appropriate course level for you and your group, based on your mandate, operational tasks, and environmental risks.

To review OVERhang's cancellation and refund policy click here.