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Cert III and Cert IV in Swimming Pool & Spa Service

Royal Life Saving is offering the following courses: View the Course Brochure here which includes more details and information about the course.

This course complies with our Position Statement in respect to the qualifications required when operating a commercial aquatic facility. This statement is a result of the release of Queensland Healths water quality guidelines for public aquatic facilities (dated December 2019). The purpose of the guideline is to reduce risk to public health and the focus is on water quality associated risks.



Course Dates: Monday 31 August 2020 to Friday 11 September 2020.
The course is subject to minimum number which will be confirmed one week before course commencement.

Venue: The Plantation
1204 New Cleveland Road, Gumdale QLD

Cost: $3,600.00 (including GST)
However 10% discount (so the course fee will be $3,240.00) if paid upfront

Enquire: Download the course enrolment form here, complete the form and send it to us.
We will contact you following receipt of the form and discuss the course with you.

Queensland Health approves Aquatic Industry COVID Safe Plans

Queendland Health has approved an an industry COVID safe plan for the aquatic industry. The plan was developed by a group of peak bodies in Queensland to manage the risk of COVID transmisison. Any business in QUeendland down load the plan and adopt it. For more information go to: This statement is current as at 4pm on 5 June 2020.


Winter 2020 Newsletter

Our winter newsletter has now been released, please check your email for our newsletter.

There is a great deal in this newsletter, inbcluding a free chapter of the GSPO dealing with COVID-19.

You can download a copy of the newsletter here.

View older newsletters here.

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MEMBERSHIP

Membership renewal is now due. If you are an existing member, please download a Membership Renewal Form and send it back to us.

New members, to apply for membership please use the Membership Application Form.

If you wish to be a trainer with us, please download this information sheet.

Members of Queensland Lifeguard League, please complete a Qld Lifeguard League Membership Form.

Position Statement: Pool Operator Training

Royal Life Saving has released a Position Statement in respect to the qualifications required when operating a commercial aquatic facility. This statement is a result of the release of Queensland Health’s water quality guidelines for public aquatic facilities (dated December 2019). The purpose of the guideline is to reduce risk to public health and the focus is on water quality associated risks .

Our Position

In accordance with Queensland Health’s water quality guidelines (P42) for public aquatic facilities our position is that all staff who operate aquatic facilities undergo appropriate training for the risk level of the facility.

The minimum standard for aquatic facilities is for staff to undertake a short course in Pool Plant Operations which includes the following units of competence:
(click here for more information)

Please Contact Us for more information.


National Drowning Report

Click here to download the 2019 National Drowning Report. Click here to see the Queensland summary.

The Royal Life Saving National Drowning Report identified 64 drowning deaths occurred across Queensland in 2018/19, 86% of which were males and 39% were in rivers and creeks. Nine children under the age of 5 drowned, reinforcing the importance of supervising children around water.

Of these, 123 deaths (45%) occurred over the summer period, which is a 17% increase compared with the 10‐year average. Overall, 101 drowning deaths occurred in inland waterways and 31 in swimming pools. There were 122 coastal drowning deaths, which includes 71 on beaches, 22 at rock/cliff locations and 18 offshore. Over 80% of total drowning deaths were male.

Royal Life Saving Queensland CEO Paul Barry said “Royal Life Saving is urging Queenslanders to supervise children around water, ensure their pool fence is in good working order in the lead up to summer, and to create safe play areas for children on properties with dams”.

32% of Queensland drowning deaths were young adults between the ages of 18 to 34 years. “The report reinforces the importance of ensuring all Australians have the swimming and water safety skills to enjoy our beautiful waterways safely” said Mr Barry.

To stay safe around water, Royal Life Saving and Surf Life Saving Australia urge all Australians to:
(click here for more reports)


GoodSAM®

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.

View the map of responders


Swim & Survive

Is your school registered for the Swim and Survive program?

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. Have more questions or would like to booik a workshop, why not contact us.

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NEWS


Special General Meeting

The Board of Directors has called a Special General Meetinmg of members for Tuesday 21 July 2020 6.30pm at The Plantation.

Download the meeting notice here. View the Proposed Constitution.

Position Statement on CPR during COVID-19

Royal Life Saving has released a Position Statement on CPR during COVID-19 to help life savers and lifeguards perform Cardiopulmonart Resuscitation in a safe manner.

Please read this in conjucnction with the Frequently Asked Questions about Resuscitation during COVID-19 Pandemic issued by The Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC).


NEWSLETTER

Please download our Winter 2020 Newsletter.

View older newsletters here.
Click here to subscribe to our mailing list.

MEMBERSHIP

Membership renewal is now due. If you are an existing member, please download a Membership Renewal Form and send it back to us.

New members, to apply for membership please use the Membership Application Form.

If you wish to be a trainer with us, please download this information sheet.

Members of Queensland Lifeguard League, please complete a Qld Lifeguard League Membership Form.

Nominations for positions on the Board of Directors

Nominations may be made for positions on the Board of Directors. You can download a nomination form here.

Nominations close at 5pm on 30 June 2020.

Training Courses are back!

Royal Life Saving advises that we are now conducting training at The Plantation Aquatriuc Centre (Gumdale) and Burpengary Aquatics.

Please refer to our training website for more information.

Royal Life Saving National Drowning Report

During the 2018/2019 year, the National Drowning Report 2019 indicates 276 people drowned in Australia Waterways. Download the report here.

Annual Report

The Society's Annual Report for 2018-19 has been released. You can obtain a copy of the report at this link.


Overseas Born Drowning

View the latest report on drowning of overseas born people
Full Report
Summary Report

Pool Plant Operator Course

Pool Plant Operator courses, the next courses are:
  • Thursday 6/8/2020 & Friday 7/8/2020
  • or
  • Monday 31/8/2020 & Tuesday 1/9/2020
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