Taranaki Surf Lifeguard/Patrol Support Exam #1
Friday night will be New Plymouth Aquatic Centre - starting 530pm ready to go
- 400m pool swim under 9 minutes
- Tube Rescue in the pool
- Rescue tows and releases
Saturday will be all others, 9am start until finish.
- Run-Swim-Run in the Surf
- Tube Rescue in the surf
- First Aid and CPR
- Communication Signals
- Radio Communication
- Theory questions
Please join Heja for any details following up closer to the event. Team code - ID-759238
The Surf Lifeguard Award certifies that the holder has the basic skills and knowledge to be a Surf Lifeguard. This is the entry-level qualification for members to be a patrolling member. The Surf Lifeguard Award is the first step on the Surf Life Saving New Zealand lifeguard pathway.
Pre-requisites: 14 years of age | Current member of a SLS club
Duration: Variable depending on competence and instruction structure 2-8 weeks
Delivered by: Surf Life Saving club instructors, examined by local examiners
Who should complete it: Anyone interested in getting started as a Surf Lifeguard
Candidate requirements: Complete all tests, practical tasks and theory successfully
- Health, safety, welfare and risk management
- Roles and responsibilities
- Surf environment
- Rescue equipment
- Surf lifeguard skills
- First Aid
At the completion of the qualification candidates will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of health, safety, welfare and risk management for all surf lifeguards.
- Identify and describe the roles and responsibilities you will encounter while on patrol and your responsibilities as members of SLSNZ.
- Describe the features of the surf environment.
- Demonstrate knowledge of effective communication and how to communicate effectively.
- Demonstrate knowledge of effective scanning techniques and patient identification.
- Communicate using a two-way radio.
- Demonstrate signals used for communication.
- Perform releases and towns in an aquatic environment.
- Perform a tube rescue.
- Provide resuscitation (no unit standards).
- Provide first aid (no unit standards).
- Mange first aid in emergency situations.
To begin training for this qualification contact your club training manager or lifesaving coordinator.