SLSNZ Policies and Procedures

A review of SLSNZ's operational policies and procedures, which have previously been positioned in Lifesaving and Sport alone, is currently underway to improve alignment across all operational areas which now includes Member Education, Community Education as well as Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW). The review will include consultation with members where necessary. All operational policies will now be located in this one central location on the SLSNZ website. It is expected that this review will continue until at least October 2020.

The table below attempts to inform clubs of the status of current, proposed and recent past policies. It is expected that the number of policies will reduce as a result of this review.

Any feedback to the policies and procedures should be directed to Ross Merrett | SLSNZ Health, Safety, Welfare and Risk Manager.

 

Lifesaving Policies and Procedures:

The National Lifesaving Committee (NLC) has recommended that over a period of time these policies go out to the membership for further consultation. The timetable in the attached Memo aims to provide a transparent consultation process with reasonable time-frames and advance notice on the lifesaving policy reviews or decisions that materially affect club operations or finances.

Additional Lifesaving Documents:

Policy Name Operational Area Policy Status Date Published Date for Renewal
Accreditation of Regional Call-Out Squads Lifesaving Current - Review required 2014  
Annual Volunteer Surf Lifeguard Refreshers Lifesaving Current 2016  
All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Lifesaving Under Review    
Approved IRB Specifications Lifesaving Include in Rescue Assets Specification Manual    
Billing for Use of Rescue Assets Lifesaving Current   2017  
Body Recovery Lifesaving Current   2016  
Breaching Patrol Standards Lifesaving Under Review 2017  
Buoyancy Support in IRBs Lifesaving Current - Review required 2012  
CIM Procedures Lifesaving Under Development    
Crewing IRB's (IRB Crew Policy & Procedures) Lifesaving Under Development     
Critical Incident Management Procedures Lifesaving Current - Review required 2015  
Designation of Lifesaving Patrolled Area Lifesaving Current   2016  
Disaster Survival and Preparedness Lifesaving Current - Review required 2011  
Equipment Lifesaving Current - Review required 2014  
Event Lifeguard Policy Lifesaving Current - Review required 2014  
Helmet use in Powered Craft and Lifeguarding around Rocks Lifesaving Under Review 2017  
IRB Specifications Lifesaving Include in Rescue Asset Specifications Manual     
Lifeguard Uniform Lifesaving Under Review    
Lifesaving Activities Around Rocks Lifesaving Under Review    
Member Injuries Lifesaving Current - Review required    
Membership to Surf Life Saving New Zealand Lifesaving Current - Review required 2012  
Methoxyflurane for Clubs Lifesaving Current 2017  
Minimum. Equipment for Search and Rescue (SAR) Lifesaving Under Review 2011  
Number of Lifeguards Lifesaving Current   2016  
Patrol Captains Reports Lifesaving Current   2016  
Patrol Support Lifesaving Current - Review required 2015  
POM Lifesaving Current   2016  
Proactive Lifesaving Lifesaving Current   2016  
Prototype Experimental Equipment Lifesaving Current   2017  
Rescue of the Month Lifesaving Current   2017 2018
Responding to Incidents in Private Motor Vehicles Lifesaving Current   2017  
Search and Rescue Operations Lifesaving Current - Review required 2014  
Shark Safety Lifesaving Current - Review required 2014  
Tsunami Response Lifesaving Under Review 2014  
Use of Rescue Water Craft (RWC) Lifesaving Current 2019  

Sport Policies and Procedures:

Policy Name Operational Area Policy Status Date Published Date for Renewal
Medals and Points Allocation Sport Current 2016  
Competition Entry Fee Refunds Sport Current - Review required 2003  
Event Management and Officials Appointments Policy Sport Current - Review required 2019 2020
Junior Surf Officials Ratio Sport Current - Review required 2015 TBC
Process for Reviewing the Surf Sports Competition Manual Sport Current - Review required 2016 2018 (TBC)
SLSNZ High Performance Teams and Squads Selection Policy Sport Current - Review Required 2019 2020
Surf Officials Ratio Sport Current - Review required 2015 TBC

Health, Safety and Welfare Policies and Procedures:

Policy Name Operational Area Policy Status Date Published Date for Renewal
Concussion Policy & Procedures HSW

Under Development
Expected Oct 2020

2012  
Incident Reports HSW Under Review
Expected Oct 2020
2016  
Member Fatigue Policy & Procedures HSW

Under Development
Expected Oct 2020

   
Serious Harm Incurred by Members HSW

Under Review
Expected Sept 2020

2016  
Sun Smart Policy  HSW

Under Review
Expected Oct 2020

2011  
Drug & Alcohol Policy HSW

Current

March 2020 March 2022

Member Education Policies and Procedures:

Policy Name Operational Area Policy Status Date Published Date for Renewal
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy and Procedures Member Education

Under Development
Expected Oct 2019

   

Administration Policies and Procedures:

Policy Name Operational Area Policy Status Date Published Date for Renewal
Consultation Policy & Procedures Administration

Under Development
Expected Oct 2019

   
Policy & Procedure Development Policy Administration Under Development
Expected Sept 2019
   

Please note all documents are PDFs 

Click here to view the Surf Life Saving New Zealand Lifeguarding regulations.