Surf Life Saving New Zealand understands the risks associated with the coast and is committed to providing the best possible health and safety environment for all its activities, including Beach Ed. Beach Ed operates with comprehensive health and safety practices in place. Up-to-date and relevant risk management procedures ensure a safe physical and emotional environment for all participants. All instructors are highly qualified and experienced Surf Lifeguards.
We have risk analysis management systems in place for the Beach Ed Programme. These are used to identify, assess and manage risks associated with each of the specific activities View RAMS for Beach Ed (pdf, 137kb). These forms are at the club and completed daily by our head instructor.
This is a system that ensures parent helpers are actively involved in the supervision of students while on Beach Ed. It breaks the students into groups of five which allows a parent helper to keep an eye on a smaller number of kids. They don't have to watch them all of the time and the kids don't always have to stick together, its just another layer of supervision we use throughout the Beach Ed day. The supervision form is attached to your confirmation email.