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restored or it is determined that the student's participation in the
program is no longer warranted.
c. Training Time Out Policy. Students or instructors who have
call a TTO to clarify the situation and receive or provide additional
instruction as appropriate.
d. Training Time Out Brief. All students in high-risk training
shall be briefed on TTO procedures and methods used to initiate a TTO
prior to the start of training. This briefing shall be repeated and
emphasized prior to the start of each high risk training evolution to
reinforce the initial briefing. The training time out signal shall
Calling "Time Out", "Training Time Out", or
(2) Nonverbal: In those cases where a verbal TTO may not be
heard, the following nonverbal signal shall be used:
(a) Forming a "T" with the hands overhead.
(b) Moving to the side of the pool, holding on to the side
of the boat (bay operations), or any other action that effectively
removes the student from training.
(c) If the student/instructor is in a hold under water,
they shall pinch their partner to signal a release and will surface,
immediately using one or more of the above signals.
(a) Water survival (bay) Radio/loudspeaker call and/or
forming a "T" with their hands overhead.
(b) Water Survival (Pool) long blow on whistle and/or
forming a "T" in the hands overhead.
(1) Anytime a student demonstrates signs of panic, fear,
extreme fatigue, or lack of confidence, instructors shall stop the
training, identify the problem, and make a determination to continue
or discontinue training. Instructors shall be constantly alert for
any unusual behavior which may indicate a student is experiencing
difficulty and shall immediately take appropriate action to ensure the
(2) A designated instructor should be in close enough
proximity to see and hear the IUT at all times during the course of
instruction of a high risk training evolution.