Patrol Information

Proficiency Information

Proficiency Information

You must complete an annual proficiency or annual skills maintenance assessment (as it is known) before 31st December each year to remain proficient and continue to carry out patrolling duties, water safety duties or compete at carnivals.

Skills Maintenance 2018

Dry proficiency - Wednesday 24 October 6pm and Thursday 15 November 6pm

Wet proficiency - Sunday 28 October 9 am and Saturday 17 November 9 am

If you complete your proficiency at another club, please send your proficiency card to Director Training asap.

ATV induction will also need to be carried out during patrols.

You must have sucessfully re-applied for membership prior to a skills maintenance assessment season. 

Standard Operating Procedures

The Patrol Operations Manual details the requirements for Life Saving Operations within our patrol area.Manual cover

The SLSNSW Standard Operating Procedures outline policies, procedures and guidelines to assist lifesaving services in the management and delivery of their operations. These documents define minimum operating standards for all Surf Life Saving Clubs, Support Operations/Services and the Australian Lifeguard Service. It also reflects the professional requirements, responsibilities and expectations of our services by all stakeholders including club members, emergency service partners, government departments and the wider community.

It is important that active members are familiar with the SLS NSW Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

These can be downloaded via the following SLS NSW link:

Lifesaving Services (Version 4 - 2014)

Information Management (LS3) provides an overview of the key information management tools for lifesaving operations.

Obligations / Standards (LS4) specifies the operations for a particular beach/service or area to which a lifesaving service operates.

Regulations Rescue Vessels (LS5) outlines the licences required for specific roles within lifesaving services.

Emergency Response Procedures

On Patrol Procedures and Forms


Patrol Information

Patrol Members – a couple things to be mindful of:

Please store Rescue Boards correctly at the end of the day – they DO NOT belong in IRBs.
The gear store can get a bit crowded – make sure it is organised at the end of the day (with easy access to get IRB and ATV out in case of emergency – items need to be ‘rescue ready’).

IRB operations - Only the IRB captain has any authority to be doing anything with IRB engines. If there is an issue with an engine DO NOT touch anything under the cowling - advise Duncan H or Andrew D.

Thanks for your assistance