About the Course
The aim of this course is to develop the level of knowledge, judgement, technique and physical ability required to carry out safe water rescues
- Learn how to Save People
- Endorsed by Royal Life Saving
- Enhanced pathways for Lifesavers
The aim of this course is:
Lifesaving in its broadest context implies the saving of life through prevention of accidents, personal survival and rescue of others. The majority of drowning accidents occur inland in places such as rivers, dams and home swimming pools. Such places are rarely patrolled by qualified lifeguards.
It is important that all members of the community learn some lifesaving techniques. The thoughtful application of the knowledge and skill provided within this program will save lives, ensure the rescuer’s safety and prevent a possible double drowning.
This course involves theory and practical sessions. The following areas are assessed as part of the RLSSA Bronze Medallion award:
- Safe water practices
- Survival in the water
- self preservation
- Recognising an emergency
- Priorities for rescue
- Assessment before and during a rescue
- Acceptance of responsibility & use of bystanders
- Emergency care and contacting emergency services.
- Resuscitation & effective Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.