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 22 Sept 2018 : Spinal Management
Saturday 27 Oct 2018 : Incident Management
Saturday 24 Nov 2018 : Supervision
Wednesday 19 Dec 2018 : Emergency Action Plans
Saturday 19 Jan 2018 : First Aid Response
Monday 18 Feb 2018 : Aquatic Rescue
Click on the button below to confirm times and locations.
The secretary advises all members that the society's Annual General Meeting will be held on
Tuesday 28 August 2018 commencing at 6.30pm at
The Plantation Aquatic Centre,
1204 New Cleveland Road, Gumdale Qld 4154.
Its time to book your Pool Lifeguard re-accreditation.
We have just announced nine dates over the next few weeks to renew your Pool Lifeguard certificate. Course are in different location with a mix of days (including exhibition Wednesday).
All Pool Lifeguard re-accreditation's completed with us include HLTAID001 CPR.
Have a look at the link below for a course convenient to you, or we can come to your facility to run tailored courses that are designed around your facility and the skills of your staff.
Royal Life Saving Queensland in the oldest life saving society in Queensland and the aquatic industry peak body.
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.
New research reveals about as many as one‐in‐six people who swim in rivers is under the influence of alcohol.
A study conducted by RLSS and James Cook University surveyed locals and tourists at four river locations (one in Queensland).
Researchers used a breathalyser to gauge if people were swimming under the influence of alcohol.
A total of 684 people were surveyed and breathalysed across 16 days at the four research sites.
Amy Peden (National Manager of Research and Policy) said the study found 16 percent (1 in 6) of swimmers recorded a positive blood alcohol content (BAC) and seven percent were over the legal driving limit.
In the past decade, 1,995 men have drowned. Men are four times more likely to drown than women, with males accounting for 80% of all drowning deaths.
A culture of risk taking behaviour among men can be dangerous around water, and when combined with alcohol and/or drugs it is often fatal.
Almost a quarter (24%) of male drowning deaths involved alcohol alone. Of the men who had been drinking and subsequently drowned, 67% would have failed a random breath test with a recorded a blood alcohol content above 0.05%.
Tips For Looking Out For Your Mates:
Stand up to your mates if they suggest swimming or taking out a boat under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
"Woah, easy there. Where do you think you're going? Not in your state mate."
Suggest alternative activities away from the water when under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Challenge your mates to a round of ping pong, watch your favourite sport on the tele, or take a good ol' nap.
Enjoying the water before any drugs alcohol consumed
Not leaving them alone if they’re under the influence around water
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.
The Swim and Survive Program is proudly supported by the Queensland State Government
Drowning in Queensland
During the 2016/2017 year, 73 people drowned in Queensland waterways.
The breakdown of these drownings are show in the graph below.
The 2016/17 result is an increase of 5 death (7%) on the ten year average of 68 deaths. Of the people that drowned, 68% were male.
13 drownings occurred in the agre group under 5 years (about half of these were in backyard pools)
3 drownings occurred in the age group 5 to 9 years
No drownings occurred the age group 10 to 17 years
6 drownings occurred in the age group 18 to 25 years
19 drownings occurred in the age group 25 to 45 years
32 drowning occurred in the agre groups 45 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.
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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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