- Patrols is the most important thing we do as a
- Patrols are one day patrols - check your dates
and make yourself available.
- Have fun on patrol-support your fellow
- The whole season will run well if everyone remembers one rule-
It is your responsibility to find a replacement if you are unable
to patrol please use the phone list and contact someone who has the
same responsibility as you. Please do not leave this to
your patrol captains!!!!
- The Director of Life Guarding is responsible for
refreshing each member every season. Refreshing
includes checking swim and tube rescue proficiency, first aid and
CPR, patrol and rescue procedures. It is recommended that at least
one rescue scenario procedure be practiced on each patrol day to
reinforce training. At the beginning of each season each member of
the patrol is required to read this Operation Manual.
- The Captain for selected patrols is in charge
of making patrol members aware of patrol dates and will assist
member in arranging a replacement if they are unable to patrol on
- Each Patrol will have club 'housekeeping'
duties to perform. Your Patrol Captain will delegate these
duties so please carry them out willingly.
- On bad weather days, if no swimmers are
present, the Patrol need not be set up but personnel should stay in
the Clubrooms until it is decided to abandon / stand down the
Patrol. If possible contact the Director of Life Guarding before
abandoning the patrol.
- Note: You are rostered on for the whole day
Patrol Members shall:
- Practice the basic principles of PRVENTTION, RECOGNITION,
RESCUE whilst on patrol.
- Ensure name and start time is logged on the Patrol Captains
- Ensure swimmers are advised at all times to swim between the
red and yellow patrol flags.
- Where hazards exist, ensure swimmers that enter the water
outside the flagged area are warned of these dangers and hazards
and advised to swim between the flags.
- Be polite and courteous when engaging in dialogue with member
of the public.
- All members will ensure they wear the SLSNZ approved lifeguard
uniform at all times on patrol.
- Note leave the patrol unless authorised to by the patrol
- Always carry a rescue tube and swim fins when on patrol on the
- Advise the patrol captain if ill, injured, or fatiqued or can
not completed lifeguard duties as delegated.
- Advise members of the public that the patrol is now closing
either (a) conditions permit closing the beach or (b) at the end of
the patrol day.
- Patrol members shall ensure the beach is in a safe condition
prior to setting up the patrol. In addition to a safe swimming
area, members should pay attention to remove minimise hazards such
as broken glass, bottles, needles, branches, floating debris,
animals, holes etc.
- A patrol member shall be stationed in an elevated position at
all times during the patrol when swimmers are in the water. When a
beach user enters the water, one set of lifeguard eyes must remain
on the patrolled area at all times. Never leave the flagged area
- Patrol flags and rescue equipment will be positioned as close
to the waters edge as possible and will be moved with the tide
during the patrol.
- All patrols shall ensure that if there is a swimmer in the
water between the flags, at least one patrol member will patrol at
the waters edge between the flags.
- All members are to promote an image of professionalism
(quality), vigilance, service and endurance at all times.
- Patrol members will keep the central patrol control area
(tower) and clubhouse clean and tidy at all times.
- All members will take responsibility for reporting accurate
information through the diligent completion of patrol and incidents
Let's make this a fun and enjoyable summer but keep in mind the
professional responsibility that we all have to the public and
PATROL HOURS ARE:
Saturdays and Sundays 12.00 - 5.00pm