Dates: Sunday 27th & Sunday 11th
Time: Arrive 9am
Online Test: http://www.lsv-from-anywhere.com.au/sm/login.php

It's time we talk about what you need to do for requal this season. Each club in our district will have two requal dates which gives you at least six opportunities around Gippsland to do you requal, meaning Lakes will only have two, and only two will be ran.

Dates for Lakes Entrance can be found on the Lakes Entrance Club Calendar

Just like last year you will be able to complete the theory component online via http://www.lsv-from-anywhere.com.au/sm/login.php and bring in the printed certificate as proof, this is the preferred method. Hard-copies of the papers are available by request on the day. Other club's dates can be found on the website calendar (link above). Current club Assessors are asked to have this morning free to help with assessing of the awards if possible.

Assessment Details

Surf Rescue Certificate

The proficiency test for the Surf Rescue Certificate is:

The Assessor may request the candidate to conduct a patient assessment on the beach. The member may choose the rescue equipment and can use flippers during the tube rescue.

Bronze Medallion

The proficiency test for the Bronze Medallion is:
  • Run Swim Run: 200m Run / 200m Swim / 200m Run in 8 minutes or less

  • Resuscitation (CPR) with oxygen and defibrillation: A patient assessment on a live patient and demonstration of lateral position. CPR, 1 and 2 people (adult or child or infant) on a manikin. To include resuscitation using a mask with oxygen and defibrillation supplement.

  • Signals: Demonstrate 10 correct signals as determined by the Assessor conducting the proficiency.

  • Rescue (1 of either Board or Tube): Demonstrate a rescue, using either a rescue tube or a rescue board, according to SLSA operating procedures in the current Public Safety and Aquatic Rescue Training Manual (33rd Edition).
    The rescue must consist of the following events being assessed:
    1. Negotiating the surf zone
    2. Securing the patient
    3. Calling for assistance
    4. Returning to shore with the patient

      The Assessor may request the candidate to conduct a patient assessment on the beach. The member may choose the rescue equipment and can use flippers during the tube rescue.

  • Radio: Three questions on the use of radio must be asked to each candidate. This may include pre operation checks; knowledge of local operating channels and uses; operating procedures; call signs; rescue techniques etc.

 

Providing water safety for Bronze Medallion proficiencies or other Surf Lifesaving events is not permitted as a proficiency.
All members must complete all sections under the supervision of an endorsed Assessor.
Run and swim distances for the Surf Rescue Certificate and Bronze Medallion:
Be taken from waist deep water, e.g. the run is from a flag, around a marker and to waist deep water, the swim is from waist deep water around two swimming buoys and back to waist deep water
Course must be around two swimming buoys

 

Gold Medallion (Advanced Lifesaving)

 
A member must be proficient in the Silver Medallion Advanced Emergency Care pre requisites (OR have gained the new award of Silver Medallion Advanced First Aid) i.e.: Senior First Aid (Apply First Aid), Advanced Resuscitation Certificate (ARC) OR Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate (ARTC)
If these award proficiencies lapse during the season, even after successful completion of the Gold Medallion, then the member will become non-proficient in the Gold Medallion.
 
The proficiency test for the Gold Medallion for the 2010/11 season will be:
  1. Pool Swim: The member must complete an 800m pool swim in 14 minutes or less in a swimming pool of not less than 25 metres. The pool swim must be completed before any other component of a Gold Medallion proficiency. Candidates are not permitted to stop during the assessment, and no aids can be worn except goggles. A recognised swimming stroke performed on the front only is permitted.

  2. Mission: Complete in a surf environment a 400m surf swim, 800m beach run, 400m board paddle and 800m beach run in 25 minutes or less. This must be completed as a continual course and candidates cannot stop during the mission. No aids can be worn except goggles during the swim leg. The run distance is to be taken from waist deep water. Aquatic course must be around two swimming buoys.

  3. Rescue: Gold Medallion holder must demonstrate being able to conduct a board and tube rescue according to SLSA operating procedures in the current Public Safety and Aquatic Rescue Training Manual.

    1. Tube Rescue: Complete a tube rescue of a patient 100 metres out to sea and return. Member may use flippers during this rescue
    2. Board Rescue: Complete a board rescue of a patient 200 metres out to sea and return.

  4. Complex Rescue Scenario (may be included as part of the rescue section above) Gold Medallion holder must demonstrate being able to conduct a complex rescue scenario as set by the Assessor according to the SLSA operational procedures in the current Public Safety and Aquatic Rescue Training Manual.

    The rescue must consist of the following events being assessed:
    1. Negotiating the surf zone
    2. Securing the patient
    3. Returning to shore without losing the patient
    4. Calling for assistance
    5. Once Person drag, lay and assessment
    6. Performing emergency care as required by the patient
 

POWERCRAFT AWARDS

 
All IRB Crewperson, Silver Medallion (IRB Driver) and RWC Operator must demonstrate proficiency in the pre-requisite awards associated with the award:
 
  • IRB Crewperson
    • Proficient Bronze Medallion

  • Silver Medallion (IRB Driver)
    • Proficient Bronze Medallion
    • Proficient IRB Crewperson

  • RWC Operator
    • Proficient Bronze Medallion
    • Additional State/Territory pre-requisites
 
The National Board of Lifesaving agreed that not all crewperson and/or drivers necessarily need to demonstrate skills in a “one off” proficiency test and that many may be seen as proficient via demonstration of competency during operational activities. Proficiency of crewperson and/or drivers of craft may be able to be assessed in numerous ways such as through the use of log books and club/service powercraft officer recommendation.
 
It is possible for IRB/RWC drivers to incorporate their proficiency check during Bronze Medallion checks so long as there is an IRB assessor/RWC facilitator in attendance. Drivers may also wish to do their drivers proficiency at an organised IRB crew proficiency for the same reason.
 
 

IRB Crew

 
For those conducting a proficiency test for IRB Crew the following should be applied:
  1. Questions on safety and the SLSA Powercraft Code of Conduct

  2. Demonstrate effective and safe crewing practice and ability including but not limited to
    1. Parallel running
    2. Figures eight
    3. Response to signals
    4. Negotiation of surf as required
    5. Other crewing skills to be deemed as competent
    6. Demonstrate patient rescue

Silver Medallion (IRB Driver) and RWC Operator

 
In general IRB/RWC Drivers must successfully demonstrate their competence in current IRB/RWC driving techniques such as:
  1. Knowledge on safety and the SLSA Powercraft Code of Conduct.

  2. Demonstrated ability to apply safe driving practice and the ability including but not limited to:
    1. Parallel running,
    2. Figures eight,
    3. Response to signals,
    4. Negotiation of surf as required.

  3. Other driving skills to be deemed as competent.
    1. Demonstrate ability to conduct a patient rescue.
    2. Demonstrate ability to carry out a patient lift, exit, carry, lay and assess.
 
RWC Operators they must also be able to reboard the craft from deep water.
 

ATV Operators

 
Note: Should a group or club captain consider that the operator is non-proficient or requires further skill development they should request that the operator complete the new ATV Operators Award using the new resources. This award should then be entered into SurfGuard as a new award using the Form 14.
 
  1. ATV Operators must hold a current, valid state driver’s license. A member who loses their state driver’s license (whether through cancellation or suspension) is considered to be non-proficient in this award. Once the member’s state driver’s license is reinstated, they are then required to resit the ATV Operator proficiency.

  2. Clubs should also conduct a proficiency check consisting of:
    1. Pre-post operational checks
    2. Driving assessment with oral questioning on safety precautions, etc
    3. The new ATV Operators Award Workbook should be provided to operators for reference and may be  used as a tool to assist with proficiency checking.