DESIGNED FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
A Dynamic Environment is always changing, such as the flood or swift water environments. This type of environment requires the use of equipment and techniques that can better manage the risk entrapment, and avoid further escalating working in this dangerous situation.
Working in dynamic environments requires the use of principles such as the “clean line theory” which aims to reduce the risks of entrapment to the rescuer and victim through eliminating loops, knots or handles being using with rescue ropes. The same concepts of reducing snag hazards on ropes can be utilised when designing rescuers PPE.
Boat design also requires considerations for dynamic environments such as the ease of bailing water from a boat, fitting boat with multiple air chambers. You can employ spotters for looking upstream and additional rescue further downstream from the incident, ready and waiting, should the incident location be swept down stream.