You might have been trained, but are you competent? Does the adage that 'some training is better than no training' stand up to scrutiny?

Strainers are some of the most common hazards that people working in a moving water environment are likely to encounter. In urban floods, a strainer can be formed from anything and everything: signage, debris, vehicles, fences, even buildings themselves. In a whitewater environment fallen trees and badly placed fences create serious hazards.