Describe beach sense practices.
Satisfy the majority of the Examiners in respect to their competence in all learning outcomes by -
- Written/oral examination.
- Basic Skill Performance.
- Rescue Scenario simulation.
For this award to remain current candidates are required to perform an annual proficiency test.
Be a minimum of 15 years of age on the date of examination.
Have completed a 400 metre swim in nine minutes or less, in n a swimming pool of not less than 25 metres or over a measured open water course before any water training commences.
List common sun disorders, specifically; sun stroke, skin cancer, hyperthermia.
List sun safety preventative measures for patrolling surf lifesavers.
List drugs which effect a beachgoers ability to recreate 'safely'.
Describe surfing and environmental conditions and hazards.
List 3 types of waves, specifically, spilling, dumping, surging.
Recognise and describe differing surf zone currents specifically; rips, gutters, littoral currents.
Describe methods of escaping from a rip, specifically; strong swimmer, poor swimmer.
Describe common physical and biological hazards on the coast specifically; marine stingers & rock platforms.
Recognise an appropriate safe beach and surf bathing zone in key locations.
Identify beach types.
Assess wave type and height.
Assess prevailing weather conditions.
Identify beach safety rating and select safe beach zone.
Identify basic patient management techniques.
Perform checks to identify potential danger to self, patient and bystanders, specifically; preventative actions for communicable diseases.
Recognise and manage external bleeding injuries.
Recognise and manage patient shock.
Recognise and manage patients suffering minor burns, specifically; sunburn.
Recognise and manage patients suffering soft tissue injuries, specifically; rest, ice, compression, elevation.
Perform an airway management assessment, specifically; danger response, airway, breathing, circulation.
Perform basic patient management techniques.
Recognise and sort patients into management categories.
Recognise and manage patients with hypothermia/hyperthermia.
Recognise and manage marine envenomation injuries.
Recognise and manage patient with chest pains.
Recognise and manage patients with fractures.
Recognise and manage patients with spinal injuries.
Demonstrate an understanding of basic anatomy and physiology.
Maintain effective documentation.
Perform basic resuscitation techniques.
Perform a priority injury management assessment of a patient.
Place a patient in recovery position.
Perform a patient rollover.
Open airway by attaining a backward head tilt.
Perform 2 full breaths in at least 2 seconds.
Perform rescue breathing techniques.
Perform resuscitation (CPR) techniques.
Detail the systems of the body, specifically; muscular-skeletal, circulatory, respiratory, nervous.
Demonstrate a knowledge of when to commence CPR, and flow chart procedures for CPR.
Detail CPR rates for adult, child, and infant.
Perform 1 and 2 person CPR techniques.
Perform oxygen aided resuscitation technique.
Demonstrate and describe patient management procedures after CPR.
Perform radio communication practices utilising approved SLSA radios.
Describe the operational network of the SLSA radio system.
Demonstrate basic transmitting and receiving procedures and call signs.
Detail search and rescue emergency procedures.
Detail pre-patrol and after post checks.
Detail routine maintenance of waterproof IRB and hand held radios.
Detail emergency maintenance and procedures in the event of radio being submerged in water.
Perform surf skills
Complete a 200m run, 200m swim, 200m run within 8 minutes.
Perform SLSA signals
Display a knowledge of SLSA signals.
Demonstrate a knowledge of actions to be undertaken on receipt of signals.
Identify persons in distress in a surfing or aquatic environ.
Describe the signs of drowning, specifically; climbing the ladder, poor flotation, face down, arms waving.
List common rescues, and rescue sites/conditions, experienced by lifesavers.
Describe various conditions of persons who need assistance, specifically; anxious, panic, calm, shock.
Perform patient approaches, support and escapes aided by equipment on unconscious/conscious patients.
Perform a swim, negotiating the surf, using fins plus a rescue tube.
Paddle a board, negotiating the surf, using an SLSA rescue board.
Swim with a rescue tube and paddle a board to a person in distress in a safe aquatic environ and return to shore.
Assess the patients distress level.
Secure and support the patient using the rescue equipment.
Perform front and rear release and escape methods.
Perform leg and arm blocks.
Signal the shore using recognised SLSA signals.
Return patient safely to shore.
Perform patient retrieval and support unaided by equipment.
Perform patient tows, specifically tired swimmer, armpit, wrist tows.
Perform a spinal carry.
Perform a stinger drag.
Perform an IRB carry.
Perform a three person carry.
Perform a two person seat.
Perform stretcher carry effectively.
Describe the purpose of patrols and patrolling.
List reasons for patrols and patrolling by surf clubs.
Describe the roles of lifesavers and lifeguards.
Describe beach user trends and activities at one local beach.
Demonstrate a knowledge of patrols
Demonstrate a knowledge of equipment required for patrolling purposes.
Demonstrate an ability to set up a patrol base and check equipment.
Demonstrate an awareness of public relation principles.
Demonstrate an understanding of patrol methods.
Demonstrate an understanding of scanning procedures and methods.
Display a knowledge of Australian Standard signage commonly used at aquatic venues.
Identify and demonstrate effects of all factors which impact on bathers and aquatic recreators.
List 5 possible dangers at the beach.
List emergency response actions to counter these dangers.
Perform a simulated patrol rescue.