List of Equipment required for Assessment

A properly equipped kayak: Personal canoeing equipment: Equipment must also include:
Rigid end loops and/or toggles Paddle Towing System
Suitable buoyancy Wetsuit or sufficient thermal clothing Bivvy Bag and/or group shelter
Suitable foot rest Spray Deck First Aid Kit
A kayak must be of sufficient volume to carry all necessary safety equipment and perform any rescue as required by the Level 1 Kayak Instructor qualification. Buoyancy Aid Knife
Cagoule Whistle
Helmet Flask and Food
Adequate footwear Waterproof Bag or other method of keeping equipment dry
Buoyancy Aid Repair Kit*
Spare Clothes*
Mobile phone or VHF

*Those items marked with an asterisk need not be carried in the kayak during assessment but should be on site.*Recommended Contents of First Aid Kit:

Rubber gloves Roller bandages (assorted 3´sizes) Assorted plasters
Paramedical shears 3´Wound dressings (assorted sizes) Safety pins
Vent aid or resuscitation barrier device Triangular 3´bandages Tweezers
Notebook and pencil Roll of first aid tape Foil blanket or emergency blanket
Waterproof container (to keep supplies dry) Sam splint
Penlight or snap light

Below is the definition of the flat water operating areas for a Level 1 Instructor:

Very Sheltered Inland Water Rivers  Sections of slow moving rivers that do not include rapids or weirs.
Canals  Canals with bank side access and egress and which have a minimum of commercial traffic.
Lakes  Shorelines of small lakes which do not have difficult landing areas and which are not large enough for problems to occur if there is a sudden change in conditions.
 Sheltered Tidal Areas Enclosed harbours with a minimum of commercial traffic, enclosed on three sides. Where there is minimal possibility of being blown off shore.
Small enclosed flat water bays where there is minimal possibility of being blown offshore.
The upper reaches of some suitable, slow moving, flat estuaries.