Lessons Learnt

We are about continuous improvement and a no-blame culture, Surf Life Saving New Zealand’s plan to share learnings and decision-making examples from actual incidents and accidents that our members have experienced, to avoid avoidable accidents.

In early September as our volunteer surf lifeguards started returning to training and jumping back into the IRB we had a surf lifeguard taking part in an organised IRB crewpersons training session with their SLSC on their home beach. This member was a trainee crewperson with an experienced IRB driver when they approached a small ½ metre broken wave, the crewperson’s right foot slipped from where it was resting on the fuel bladder, slipping back and becoming wedged between the side pontoon and the floorboard....Click here for the full review.