Please note there is important information about this season’s proficiencies below, especially for Bronze/SRC and award holders.

SCHEDULED FOR PROFICIENCY DAYS 2016

Important Notice

2016/2017 Proficiency Calendar coming soon.

A reminder to all members, a proficiency must be completed prior to the 31st of December 2016 or you will not be able to compete for the remainder of the season, or patrol until you are proficient. You will also not be able to partake in any of the activities that require you to be proficient.
For further information please see the: 2015_2016 Pre Season Information Package Ensure your name is recorded on these proficiency days. No name, no attendance.
To maintain your Bronze/SRC proficiency you must complete all of the following Run-swim-run (200-200-200 in 8 minutes for Bronze, 100-100-100 in 5 minutes for SRC).

 

What to bring

Please bring Hi vis (pink) rashvests if you have them, along with resuscitation masks.

 

Demonstrate knowledge of signals

• Demonstrate knowledge of radio procedures (Bronze)
• Demonstrate proficiency in resuscitation techniques, including oxygen
and defibrillation.
• Perform a rescue in the surf either with a rescue tube or a board.
• Demonstrate IRB awareness (assisting launch, patient lift from IRB).

ADVANCED RESUSCITATION TECHNIQUES

ARC & Defibrillation awards were merged a few seasons back into a single award – the Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate. In addition, a new component – Suction – has been added to the award to bring it into alignment with International Lifesaving and VET standards.

The new ARTC course has been streamlined to provide education in all these techniques using a single Learning Guide. The ARTC course takes around 10 hours to complete over 5 sessions, followed by the ARTC Assessment at North Curl Curl club on the last Wednesday of the month from 6pm onwards.
If you are interested in gaining your ARTC award,
contact our Chief Instructor and download the ARTC Learner’s Guide here: SLS Members Portal.

IRB CREW AND DRIVER PROFICIENCES

IRB AWARDS TRAINING

1. Training sessions and assessments 2013-14 Season
We need more IRB Drivers and Crew.

To come on board you need your Bronze and –

  • be 15 years old at date of assessment for crewpersons (you can commence training before then);
  • be 17 years old at date of assessment for drivers (you can commence driver training when your are sixteen);
  • qualify as a crewperson before going on to get your driver’s qualification (if your ultimate object is the latter) ;
  • collect from the Chief Instructor the relevant Workbooks and Guides (see below);
  • get a free copy of the PowerCraft Manual 7ed from Andrew (or purchase one via the surfshop: www.surfshop.slsa.com.au).You need the Manual to complete the Workbooks and Guides;
  • get practical training and then also hours as a trainee on the water, keeping a log of your time and activities in your workbook;
  • make yourself available for the practical training whenever you are on patrol, Sunday mornings at Nippers, or by arrangement with any available Silver Medallion driver (on your rosterd patrol or attend another patrol)

To get your “learners” to drive (as opposed to crew) you should have your crew award and must either complete your IRB Drivers Workbook 1 (see below) and have it duly signed off by a qualified assessor, or have a NSW Maritime boat licence (see www.maritime.nsw.gov.au/boatingsafety.html). Even then you may only drive with a qualified IRB Silver Medallion holder in the craft with you, and you must have your completed Workbook or licence available for inspection on the beach (in the Club) at the time.

Please contact the Chief Instructor if you are interested in being trained.

2. More on Workbooks
Candidate crew and drivers need to complete the crew and drivers work books respectively. Contact Clive for a free copy.

3 General remarks
To gain your IRB Crewperson’s Certificate or Silver Medallion IRB Driver requires a significant amount of training. Due to the potentially dangerous nature of the IRB and the typical surf environments within which the IRB operates, SLSA has mandated certain procedures and rules with regard to training for these awards. These are covered off in the Workbooks and Guides.

Both the crewperson’s and driver’s assessment comprises –

a test of practical crewing and driving skills respectively, with the driver’s test taking place in reasonably sized surf;
a multiple choice theory paper; and oral questioning and demonstrations of various aspects of IRB operations.
It is essential for both awards that complete documentation of all training is kept, as these must be examined by the Assessor prior to any assessment being conducted. In addition, the training MUST be under the direct supervision of someone who holds a SLSA Silver Medallion IRB Driver award. Furthermore, whenever IRB driver training is taking place the candidate’s workbook must be on the beach.

Resources:Power Craft Manual 7th Edition, and see also www.surflifesaving.com.au/www/463/1001127/displayarticle/1001593.html and (for general boating licence details)
www.maritime.nsw.gov.au/boatingsafety.html

GOLD MEDALLION

This award is the basic qualification for lifeguards.

It is valid for 12 months from the date of the examination. Further, for this award to remain valid all pre-requisites must be maintained as current/valid during this period.

Pre-requisites

  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age on the date of examination.
  • Hold a current SLSA Bronze Medallion.
  • Hold a current SLSA Silver Medallion Basic Beach Management (Patrol Captains).
  • Hold a current SLSA Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate
  • Hold a current SLSA Spinal Management award

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Select appropriate rescue equipment.
  • Assess and manage the patient’s distress levels.
  • Perform complex patient retrieval and support aided and unaided by equipment.

EVENT CALENDAR … coming soon

PATROL

Collaroy Beach is a great location for the public to relax, take a swim and not be overcome with huge crowds. We pride ourselves on maintaining the highest level of safety on our beach.

For patrol hours, see the Patrol Roster will be available in September. Please download it and keep it somewhere handy for quick reference.

Attention Patrolling Members.

Patrol Roster for 2017/18 (as at 19/09/2017 V2.0)

Please check the Patrol Roster and make sure you are available to attend your patrol.

Please make sure you are at the beach at least 15 minutes before your patrol start time. For your patrol hours to count, you must be wearing full patrol uniform i.e. DHL shirt, shorts and the red & yellow quartered cap.

Once you arrive at the beach, please go to the patrol room and introduce yourself to the patrol captain.

If you can not make the patrol then you must contact your patrol captain at least one week in advance. You must arrange a sub for your patrol if you can not attend and make up your patrol hours at a later date. Note that your sub must have the same awards as you e.g. Bronze, ARC, IRB, etc.

Each patrol MUST have an HBI, 1 proficient IRB driver and crewman, and 1 proficient ARC holder.

If you need help finding a sub, contact your patrol captain for assistance.

If you decide to arrange a surf life saving course for yourself, please email Liz Green onchiefinstructorcollaroy@gmail.com  as a courtesy. Check for yourself on www.lifesavingonline.com.au to see that the award has been processed.

When the invoice and award comes I will have prior knowledge of it.  Also, being aware of your course, I can follow up if the award certificate doesn’t arrive.

Upcoming Courses

Upcoming Courses.

The club education calendar is located here.

The SNB Branch education calendar is here

As courses are announced by Branch details will be added to the calendars.

If you are interested in attending Branch facilitated courses (Spinal, BBM, Trainer, Assessor), please email  chiefinstructorcollaroy@gmail.com

Bronze / SRC

Bronze / SRC

A course overview can be located here on the SLS NSW website
The next Bronze/SRC week will be ….. TBC.
A part-time course (usually a weekday night and weekend morning/afternoon) is planned for TBC.
This is typically a week night  (6.30-9pm) / weekend part day mornings (9am-12pm)

Dates to be confirmed .

Further Bronze training sessions may be scheduled depending on demand and trainer availability.
Please contact our chief instructor, Liz Green, at chiefinstructorcollaroy@gmail.com for more info

PREREQUISITES

SRC – you must be 13 on the date of assessment (last day of the course)
Bronze – you must be 15 years or older on the date of assessment

The first qualifying mark is
- Bronze – swim 400m in less than 9 minutes
- SRC – swim 200m in less than 5 minutes

The club will provide you with the training materials and resus mask.
All we ask is that you come with a willingness to learn.

To enrol in any course please complete the Member Training Enroment Form then send it to our Chief Instructor by email at chiefinstructorcollaroy@gmail.com.
(SLS NSW website, Members –  Resources – Training – Forms – AD201 at the bottom of the page))

Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate (ARTC)

Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate (ARTC)

ARC & Defibrillation awards were merged a few seasons back into a single award – the Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate. In addition, a new component – Suction – has been added to the award to bring it into alignment with International Lifesaving and VET standards.
The new ARTC course has been streamlined to provide education in all these techniques using a single Learning Guide. The ARTC course takes around 10 hours to complete over 5 sessions, followed by the ARTC Assessment at North Curl Curl club on the last Wednesday of the month from 6pm onwards.
If you are interested in gaining your ARTC award,
contact our Chief Instructor and download the ARTC Learner’s Guide here: SLS Members Portal.

Apply First Aid

Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate (ARTC)

We will attempt to get a course or two run at Collaroy this season, contingent on numbers.
However, obtaining or renewing your First Aid certificate can also be done via First Aid Plus or SLS NSW.

Maz and Gaz run regular course through First Aid Plus – they can be contacted on 9905 0155

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Regular courses (weekly) are scheduled by SLS NSW at State Centre in Belrose, usually on alternating Fridays and Saturdays.
Mention that you are an SLSA member of Collaroy for a good discount on the standard price
Details at SLS NSW website

Surf Sports Official, Coaches, Trainer & Assessor Courses

These courses are facilitated by Branch. Course dates will be posted here as soon as advised by branch.
Keep a look out on the Branch website for the education calendar, or contact our Chief Instructor.