Skills Maintenance Requirements 2016/2017

BRONZE MEDALLION:

  1. Run Swim Run (timed) – 200m Run / 200m Swim / 200m Run unaided in 8 minutes or less
  2. Resuscitation (CPR) with oxygen and defibrillation
  3. Signals – Demonstrate the following 4 signals correctly:
    • Assistance required
    • Return to shore
    • Proceed further out to sea
    • Pick up patient to the left or right
  4. Rescue – 1 of either board or tube
  5. Radio – Scenario involving equipment including at least three of the following situations must be conducted for each candidate
    • Pre operation checks
    • Knowledge of local operating channels and uses
    • Interpatrol communications
    • Sign on/sign off
    • Rescue procedures and requests for assistance

SURF RESCUE CERTIFICATE (S.R.C.):

  1. Run Swim Run (timed) – 100m Run / 100m Swim / 100m Run unaided in 5 minutes or less
  2. Resuscitation (CPR) with oxygen and defibrillation
  3. Signals – Demonstrate the following 4 signals correctly:
    • Assistance required
    • Return to shore
    • Proceed further out to sea
    • Pick up patient to the left or right
  4. Rescue – 1 of either board or tube

ADVANCED RESUSCITATION TECHNIQUES:

  1. Resuscitation (CPR) with oxygen and defibrillation
  2. Oxy Viva Operation – Use of air bag resuscitator on conscious/ unconscious patients during resuscitation scenario
  3. Oropharyngeal Airway – Correct measurement and insertion of an Oropharyngeal Airway
  4. Suction – Use of hand held suction apparatus for the removal of fluids from the mouth.

SPINAL MANAGEMENT:

  1. Placing a patient on a spinal board in an aquatic environment and on land
  2. Application of cervical collar on a patient

IRB CREW:

  1. Questions on safety and the SLSA Powercraft Code of Conduct
  2. Demonstrate effective and safe crewing practice and ability including:
    • Parallel running
    • Figures eight
    • Response to signals
    • Negotiation of surf as required
    • Demonstrate patient rescue
    • Demonstrate ability to carry out a patient lift, exit, carry and lay

SILVER MEDALLION IRB DRIVER:

  1. Questions on safety and the SLSA Powercraft Code of Conduct
  2. Demonstrate the ability to apply safe driving practice including but not limited to:
    • Parallel running
    • Figures eight
    • Response to signals
    • Negotiation of surf as required
    • Demonstrate ability to conduct a patient rescue
    • Demonstrate ability to carry out a patient lift, exit, carry and lay

ATV AWARDS:

  1. Member’s driving licence must be checked each year for currency
  2. Member whose driver’s licence has been cancelled or suspended must not be driving the ATV.