Patrol information 2016/2017
PATROL HOURS are 9am – 5pm (9am-1pm & 1pm-5pm) commencing 24th September 2016 and finishing on 25th April 2017. Please arrive a little early to help set up the beach on morning shifts. From 19th December 2016 patrol hours are 9am – 6pm (9am-1:30pm and 1:30pm-6pm) until 26th January 2017.
Also see our website Calendar for Patrols.
If you are unable to attend a rostered patrol it is your responsibility to find a patrol substitute and notify your patrol captain.
Patrol Team Member Allocation 2016/2017
Please email Jess Thomas, Club Captain – on email@example.com should you not be returning to patrol or would like to request a change.
Standard Operating Procedures
2016 – 2017 – SOPS
You can access the Beach Safe website here. The BeachSafe website is brought to you by Surf Life Saving Australia as part of their continued commitment to Education and Safety in the aquatic environment.
BEACH SAFETY MESSAGE
- Always swim or surf at places patrolled by lifesavers or lifeguards
- Swim between the red and yellow flags. They mark the safer area for swimming
- Always swim under supervision. Read and obey the signs
- If you are unsure of surf conditions, ask a lifeguard/lifesaver
- Dont swim directly after a meal
- Dont swim under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Never run or dive in the water, even if you have checked before as water conditions can change
- If you get into trouble in the water, stay calm. Signal for help, float and wait for assistance
- Use 30+ sunscreen and wear a shirt and hat. Remember to re-apply sunscreen after swimming
- Learn how to spot a rip and keep clear of it
- A rip can be recognised by sand coloured or rippled water running out to sea when the water on either side is generally cleaner
- The waves may also be larger and breaking further out to sea on both sides of the rip
- Keep the beach clean, put your rubbish in a bin and keep off the dune areas