As the peak industry body in water safety and education,
Royal Life Saving is pleased to announce our free in-service training program for Pool Lifeguards holding a current Royal Life Saving Pool Lifeguard or Bronze Medallion certificate.
The Guidelines for Safe Pool Operations (GSPO) detail that Lifeguards are required to complete quarterly in-service training.
To assist the industry and promote aquatic safety, Royal Life Saving is offering to solve your in-service training requirements.
We have scheduled free training sessions monthly at locations on Brisbane North and South.
Morning and afternoon sessions are available on each day.
Each month we will be covering a different topic with both theory and practical components.
Saturday 24 Nov 2018 : Supervision
Wednesday 19 Dec 2018 : Emergency Action Plans
Saturday 19 Jan 2019 : First Aid Response
Monday 18 Feb 2019 : Aquatic Rescue
Click on the button below to confirm times and locations.
Royal Life Saving Society new research finds that 965 children under the age of five have died from fatal drowning in Australia over the past 25 years (1993/94 to 2017/18).
A lapse in adult supervision was the major risk factor in 100% of toddler drowning deaths.
It is estimated that a further 7,361 children have been hospitalised due to a non‐fatal drowning over the same 25 year period, many living with permanent disability as a result.
Children under the age of five (0‐4 years) are the age group at highest risk of drowning.
The Keep Watch campaign is a campaign run by Royal Life Saving to help reduce child drownings. It has four key actions to prevent your child from drowning, these are:
Water Awareness, and
These are not individual strategies but should be used together for maximum safety –
if one line of defence fails there are other prevention measures actively working to prevent your child from drowning.
Download the report here.
For more information, click here.
Overseas Born Drowning
Research from Royal Life Saving indicates that 27% of all drowning deaths over the last ten years involved people who were born overseas.
86% of these were living in Australia at the time (immigrants). Adults accounted for 97% of these drownings.
People born in Taiwan, South Korea and Ireland were found to have the highest risk of drowning (per 100,000 population residing in Australia).
Although Queensland accounted for the second highest drownings, about half of these were overseas tourists.
During the 2017/2018 year, the National Drowning Report 2018 indicates
249 people drowned in Australia Waterways. Whilst this is a 14% reduction, Royal Life Saving urges caution.
The Queensland Extract indicates 60 people drowned in Queensland waterways.
The breakdown of these drownings are show below.
8 drownings occurred in the age group under 5 years
2 drownings occurred in the age group 5 to 9 years
1 drowning occurred in the age group 10 to 17 years
14 drownings occurred in the age group 18 to 35 years
15 drownings occurred in the age group 35 to 55 years
19 drowning occurred in the age groups 55 years and over
How can you help reduce drowning?
In the under 10 years age group:
Constant active adult supervision.
In almost all drownings in this age group, active adult supervision had lapsed or was entirely lacking
Fence the pool and any waterway around children
Teach kids water safety and how to swim & survive
Swimming and survival lessons are an important part of the strategy to prevent drowning, but not the single solution.
Royal Life Saving has a fantastic Swim & Survive program (also called Love-2-Swim)
which is provided free of charge to registered providers in Queensland.
More information can be obtained at
this link here
In the over 14 years age group, teach kids and adults how to swim, survive and rescue.
We recommend a Bronze Medallion Course which teaches swimming, waters safety and general rescue skills.
You can enquire or enrol in a Bronze Medallion course now, click
here to enquire.
GoodSAM is the world's most advanced emergency alerting and dispatching platform.
GoodSAM is set up to work with ambulance and pre-hospital services to enable qualified bystanders to provide life saving care in emergencies.
The app enables those with a Royal Life Saving First Aid certificate to register on the app and help the community.
GoodSAM is also the world's largest public AED Registry, and have also launched the world’s first mobile AED tracking system.
The app allows alerters to dial the emergency services, and at the same time notify nearby qualified responders (including those with a First Aid certificate) of a medical emergency.
By alerting responders of an emergency, GoodSAM connects those in need with those who have the skills to provide critical help before the emergency services arrive.
Royal Life Saving Queensland is the first Queensland organisation to register with GoodSAM.
Holders of a current Royal Life Saving Queensland First Aid certificate are able to register as a responder on the app.
Please consider downloading the app and registering as an Alerter or Responder.
Click here for more information.
Is your school registered for the Swim and Survive program?
Did you know the Swim and Survive program is essentially free of charge?
We provide partners free lesson plans, certificates and support to deliver the swim and survive program.
Your school can register to deliver the swim and survive program here.
You can also get free resources here.
Swim and Survive FREE workshops
You can register for the workshop or express interest in future workshops here.
Membership renewal is now due. If you are an existing member, please download a membership renewal form
here, complete the form and send it back to us.
Competency Based Trainers will also need to complete a new
Trainers Agreement for 2018-19.
New members, please use this form.
Members of Queensland Lifeguard League, please complete this form.
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