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National Lifesaving Committee and Chief Examiners

The National Lifesaving Committee (NLC) is responsible for providing positive leadership and direction for lifesaving delivery and development, providing SLSNZ staff with advice, feedback and support.

The NLC consists of volunteer representatives and staff members. The four SLSNZ regions provide one representative each and there are three appointed positions available the committee is managed by the Lifesaving Manager.

The NLC meet face to face three times and have a number of teleconferences each year. The scope of activities includes;

  • Evolution of National Lifesaving Plan - in context to the SLSNZ strategic plan developed by the SLSNZ Board at the time.
  • Lifesaving Standards and Operating Procedures
  • National Lifesaving Policies
  • Rescue Assets
  • Development of new or evolution of existing drowning prevention initiatives
  • Related review cycle activity
  • Lifesaving related member recognition

Read the National Lifesaving Committee Terms of Reference here (pdf, 164kb)

National Lifesaving Committee

Adam Fraser - Central Region Representative (Chariperson)
Johnny Clough - Northern Region Representative
Mike Smith - Southern Region Representative
Dani Shepard - Eastern Region Representative
David Clarke - Appointed
Seth McPhee - Appointed

Support Team
Allan Mundy - SLSNZ Lifesaving and Education Manager
Belinda Slement - SLSNZ Member Development Manager
Gary Payinda - SLSNZ Appointed Medical Director
Michael Bassett-Foss - ILS
Graeme Cullen - ILS Board
Nick Mulcahy - ILS Rescue Commission

National Lifesaving Committee Minutes

2017/2018 Chief Examiners

Johnny Clough - SLA Northern
Faron Turner - IRB Northern
Danielle Shepherd - SLA Bay of Plenty
Stu Lowth - IRB Bay of Plenty
Martine Smith - SLA Coromandel
Matt Kerr - IRB Coromandel
Jeremy Lockwood - SLA Gisborne
Vacant - IRB Gisborne
Brian Quirk - SLA Hawke's Bay
Vacant - IRB Hawke's Bay
Jim Warwick - SLA Capital Coast
Mike Taylor - IRB Capital Coast
Adam Fraser - SLA Taranaki
Todd Velvin - IRB Taranaki
Kate Suter - SLA Canterbury
Scotty Roberts - IRB Canterbury
Richard Murray - SLA Otago
Peter Gibbons - IRB Otago

Read the Chief Examiners Terms of Reference & Job Description here (pdf, 88kb)

Chief Examiners Meeting Minutes

Call for Submissions for the POM Section A Content Review

The Patrol Operations Manual is a dynamic document always evolving to keep up with the most current  information to inform our guards on the best practice, standard operating procedures and policies that guide our lifesaving operations on the beach front. During the off season the NLC will begin working on the content in the back end of the Patrol Operations Manual Section A and reviewing whether it's still fit for purpose.

The NLC have been tidying up the format to make the document more user friendly whilst entering seasonal club information. Feedback on these changes have all been positive.

To assist in this process we are asking all Patrol Leaders to reflect upon the POM Section A and provide us with your feedback. The feedback will become part of a bank of work that the NLC will refer to when recommended changes are put forward for next season. Please keep in mind the POM is a National Document and not all recommendations are applicable due to their localised nature. This however does not exclude a club adding local information in their Manual in 4.1 CLUB LIFESAVING SOPs

Feedback can be made through your club representative who sits on the Local Lifesaving Committee LLC or you can make a written submission yourself to the LLC.

Available Documents: