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ALL MEMBERS please RENEW your membership BEFORE doing your
online skills maintenance / proficiency – thank you
2023/24 SEASON WET & DRY PROFICIENCY
For all members proficiency for SRC, Bronze Medallion, ART & ART (AID) will be conducted on Sunday the 5 November 2023 commencing 9am at the Club.
IRB Drivers & Crew – Sunday 19 November 2023 @ 9am
PLEASE ENSURE YOU ENROL FOR PROFICIENCY VIA YOUR MEMBERS PORTAL
PLEASE UNDERTAKE YOUR SKILLS MAINTENANCE ELEARNING IN YOUR MEMBERS PORTAL, INSTRUCTIONS
With 49,000 volunteer patrolling members keeping our beaches safe nationwide, Surf Life Saving Australia has a responsibility to ensure each and every one of them is equipped with the most up to date training and qualifications. That’s why every year, all of our qualified lifesavers undergo a process called Skills Maintenance.
This guarantees that their lifesaving skills are in sync with current scientific research and literature in drowning prevention, first aid and beach management. It also ensures they are fit enough for active patrolling duties.
A Bronze Medallion qualified lifesaver has to demonstrate, at least annually, that they can:
- Perform resuscitation on people of all ages
- Run, swim, then run again a specified distance within a maximum period of time
- Conduct a board or a tube rescue in the surf zone
- Communicate using a range of internationally recognised SLS hand signals and radio terminology and technology
Members that hold additional qualifications such as Advanced Resuscitation, First Aid, Spinal Management, Inflatable Rescue Boat Crew or Driver, need to also show they meet the skills maintenance requirements of these qualifications too. It’s a huge undertaking to ensure that every year our lifesavers are equipped with the knowledge, skills and fitness to patrol Australia’s beaches.
Please review the attached 2023/24 SLSNSW Pre-Season Information Pack which includes:
- changes to policies or procedures,
- links to key reference material to review prior to the season
- key tasks to complete before the season starts
- key dates to be aware of.
- 2023 – 2024 Pre Season Pack
Your online Skills Maintenance modules 2023/2024 for both SRC and Bronze Medallion are now available for you to complete through your Members Portal at the SLSNSW Portal. Please review the attached information sheet to access your online Skills Maintenance modules.
(NOTE: there may be updated modules to complete prior to the practical assessment).
Patrol Captains, vice Captains and members who hold the SMBM award please complete the patrol captains supplementary online learning located in the same area as your Skills Maintenance modules.