EEI has partnered with The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) to offer the Emergency Response Drone Pilot Award. This award will train candidates on how to operate a drone to assist with rescues – especially in bodies of water. It covers the theory and practical knowledge essential to legally fly a drone in the UK and the skills required to use a drone to undertake lifesaving actions to help preserve a casualty’s life until a rescue can take place.
About The Emergency Response Drone Pilot Award
This five-day course combines EEI’s expertise in Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)/Drones with RLSS UK’s world-renowned lifeguard and water safety training.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) approved course covers:
- how to navigate the rules and regulations of formal drone flying in the UK
- practical flying skills required to ensure competency and accuracy when flying a drone
- equipment and knowledge needed to undertake life-preserving actions that allow more time for a rescue to take place
The course is for landowners and operators with responsibilities for the health and safety of visitors at sites where water is present and organisations or groups that perform rescues – especially near water.
At the end of the course, candidates receive three certificates: CAA A2 Certificate of Competency (A2 C of C), General Visual Line of Sight Certificate (GVA) and the RLSS UK Emergency Response Drone Pilot Award.