2019 - 2020 Patrol Operations Manual (POM):

POM Review Update:

The POM review is currently underway, and the new POM format will be introduced for the 2020 - 2021 season. It is anticipated that when this new POM A and B format is introduced next year, it will be a more user friendly document, and will be available in both electronic and hard-copy formats. In the meantime, we are still using the current format that Clubs are familiar with.

Available Documents:

SECTION A: Patrol Operations 2019 - 2020:

Section

Section Name

Update

2.1

Primary Patrolling Area

Location and Times to be added from Club LSA. Page 4

2.2

Secondary Patrolling Area

Location and Times to be added from Club LSA. Page 4.

5.2

Set Up/Pack Down Procedure

“Portable Stretcher” replaces the use of the spinal board. Page 17.

5.7 

Patrol Methods

Three (3) core patrol types and four (4) sub-patrol types are detailed.

New addition: “Surf Lifeguard Observation Patrol”. Page 23 to 25.

6.1 

Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)

Section reviewed by the SLSNZ Medical Director, to remain current with the latest research. Page 35-36.

6.2

Lifeguard Dehydration and UV Exposure

Section reviewed by the SLSNZ Medical Director, to remain current with the latest research. Page 36.

6.3

Infection Risks

Reviewed by the SLSNZ Medical Director, to remain current with the latest practices. Page 36-37.

6.4 

Post Exposure/Incident Action

Reviewed by the SLSNZ Medical Director, to remain current with the latest practices. Page 37.

Patrol Operations Manual 2019 - 2020 Development Process and Key Dates:

Action

Period

1. Full POM A and B 2019 - 2020 templates available on the SLSNZ web site.

Available now - refer 'Available Documents' above.

 10 August.

2. Clubs begin updating 'Key Contact' information.

10 August.

3. Local Lifesaving Committees meet to discuss any area minimums (patrol numbers, hours & equipment).

10 August to 30 August.

4. Updated templates for Lifesaving Service Agreements and Patrol Operations Manuals to be sent out to clubs (Front end of the POM Contacts & Area).

10 September.

 

5. Club Life Saving Agreements and Patrol Operations Manuals submitted to SLS Regional Staff (following club AGM’s).

1 October.

6. Local Lifesaving Committees to sign off on Life Saving Agreements & Patrol Operations Manuals.

15 October.

7. Clubs to submit patrol rosters to Club Development Officers & Local Lifesaving Committees.

1 month before patrols commence.

8. Club Development Officers to submit all signed off Life Saving Agreements & Patrol Operations Manuals to National Office.

18 October.

Club Support Agreement (CSA) Requirements 2019 - 2020:

Action Period
1. Call-out squad contacts are updated (3 x per season). 1 Nov 2019, 1 Feb 2020, 1 Mar 2020.
2. Club Patrol Operations Manual signed off. 18 October 2019.
3. All patrol & incident data (to date specified) entered into SLSNZ Patrols and Member Database (PAM) via the CRM or Member Portal. 10 December 2019, 12 February 2020, 30 March 2020.
4. Surf Lifeguard & IRB refreshers complete and entered into PAM. 31 January 2020.
5. Any patrol breaches investigated and signed off by Local Lifesaving Committees. 31 March 2020.