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

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