All active patrolling members must complete their Skills Maintenance by 31 December 2016 for each of their respective qualifications (e.g. Bronze, SRC, IRB Crew etc). 

Welcome to the season, here is information on skills maintenance, previously known as proficiencies, and your chance to get some qualifications in advanced awards.

In-depth Skills Refresher

If you haven’t patrolled in a while or feel your skills are a bit rusty, join our CTO Ellie to go through everything you need to know to be effective on patrol.

Wednesday 2 November 6 pm Tamarama SLSC
2016/17 Skills Maintenance Sessions

If you are patrolling, competing or doing water safety you need to do your bronze medallion skills maintenance session before 31st December 2016.

Skills Maintenance sessions are conducted each season to make sure your skills are updated your fit to patrol, update you with any changes to protocols and of course meet Surf Life Savings legal requirements. Members who are not proficient in that award by 31 December cannot patrol or compete in any SLSA competitions until they have obtained the required proficiency.

Skills Maintenance Dates

Saturday 12 November 11.30 am Tamarama SLSC

Sunday 27 November 11 am Tamarama SLSC

Sunday 18 December 11 am Tamarama SLSC

ARTC Skills Maintenance

Thursday 20 October 7 pm Bondi Surf Bathers Surf Bathers Life

Monday 14 November 7 pm Bondi Surf Bathers Life Saving Club

Sunday 27 November 9 am Tamarama SLSC in-depth refresher proficiency over 4 hours to join register by emailing vicepresident@tamaramaslsc.org

Thursday 8 December 7 pm Bondi Surf Bathers Life Saving Club

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Skills Maintenance

Q) I completed my Bronze Medallion in April 2016 does I still have to complete a skills maintenance?

A) Yes even if you completed your bronze medallion in April 2016 or December 2015 you need to do a skills maintenance this year.

 

Q)I was not proficient last year can I patrol before I attend a skills maintenance?

A) No, unfortunately, you need to complete your proficiency before you patroll.

 

Q)I’m not a financial member, can I still do my skills maintenance?

A) No, to make sure you are covered by insurance you need to be financial to take part in the skills maintenance.

 

Q) I am I worried I will fail.

A) Most people will pass their skills maintenance with a bit of preparation, you should be training eg going to TOSS on a Saturday morning, and or some pool swimming. You should also refresh your knowledge with the video content below.

 

Q) I have my Spinal Management certificate and my Silver Medallion for Basic Beach Management do I have to do a skills maintenance for this award?

A)  No, the awards do not require you to complete an annual skills maintenance.

 

Q) I can’t make any of the Skills Maintenance dates at Tamarama.

A) You may do your Skills Maintenance at another club, google neighboring club Skills Maintenance Before you attend you will need to contact our CTO education@tamaramaslsc.org to get a Skills Maintenance card from Tamarama to take with you.

 

Q) I will not be able to attend a proficiency before the 31 December 2016

A) Contact our CTO education@tamaramaslsc.org who will submit a request to Sydney Branch to seek permission to do a Skills Maintenance after this date. You will need to provide a sound reason why you are unable to attend a proficiency in 2016.

 

A) I am an SRC/Active Reserve Members do I still need to do a skills maintenance

Q) Yes

 

Q) I don’t intend to patrol this year do I still need to do a skills maintenance

A) We strongly recommend you do to keep updated with any changes.

Q) I have not been proficient in three  years.

A) Talk to your CTO you may have to do the Bronze Course again, or you may be able to do a gap analysis and undertake training to teach you those skills.

 

Advanced Courses

Both courses are free to patrolling members.

Senior First Aid

Sunday 20 November 9am to 2 pm

Do you want to know more about fist aid than you learned in your Bronze Medallion then this is the course for you. This course teaches you knowledge and skills needed to manage emergency first aid situations and deliver competent emergency care until the arrival of professional medical support.

Our trainer Jayme Smyth keeps the course fun and engaging and is very experience. We encourage every patrol to have at least one first aider on patrol.

Register your interest  email deputypresident@tamarmaslsc.org

Advanced Rustication Technique Certificate ARTC

Sunday 27 November 9am to 2 pm Register your interest This course will teach the skills, knowledge and application of oxygen, airway management devices, and automated external defibrillators during resuscitation, and to administer oxygen to conscious and unconscious breathing casualties.

If you already have this qualification but can’t remember your oxygen from your defib you are welcome to join the full training session and be signed off as being proficient in this award at the end of the course.

Our trainer Jayme Smyth keeps the course fun and engaging and is very experience. We encourage every patrol to have at least one ARTC qualified member on patrol.

Register your interest  email deputypresident@tamarmaslsc.org

 

Lifesaving Refresher Videos

Please take the time to review this excellent videos before you attend a Skills Maintenance session.

Surf Life Saving Australia has published a series of interactive videos for skills maintenance “refresher” purposes.  Members must attend a scheduled skills maintenance however they can refresh your knowledge with these interactive videos. The videos should play on most mobile devices with in-video interactive refresher questions.

01 – Resuscitation – 2 Person (SLSA)
02 – Resuscitation – 1 Person (SLSA)
04 – Board Rescue – Conscious Patient (SLSA)
05 – Board Rescue – Unconscious Patient (SLSA)
06 – Tube Rescue – Conscious Patient (SLSA)
07 – Tube Rescue – Unconscious Patient (SLSA)
08 – Spinal Board Carry – Patient in Water (SLSA)
09 – Walk-Up Spinal – use of spinal board if assistance required (SLSA)
10 – IRB Lift and Carry (SLSA)
12 – Resuscitation – 4 Person including Oxy Viva and Defib (SLSA)
13 – IRB Awareness – Launch, Landing, Lift and Carry (SLSA)
14 – Spinal Training Scenario ARC Update 2016 (SLSA)

Aquatic Rescue Awards

Surf Rescue Certificate – minor changes (SRC)

1. Run Swim Run (timed) 100m Run / 100m Swim / 100m Run unaided in 5 minutes or less.
• The run distance to be taken from waist deep water, e.g. the run is from a flag, around a marker and to waist deep water, the aquatic components are from waist deep water around two swimming buoys and back to waist deep water
• Aquatic course must be around two swimming buoys
• Reasonable adjustment may be made for ocean conditions on the day. Please see the notes included in
the Skills Maintenance Information booklet

2. Resuscitation (CPR)
• Theory is online however a practical demonstration is also necessary
• A patient assessment on a live patient and demonstration of lateral position
• DRSABCD, CPR 1 and 2 person (adult or child AND infant) on a manikin – to include resuscitation
methods using a mask.

Check out what you need to know here Resuscitation Workbook (2)

Check out the CPR changes in this video.

3. Signals Demonstrate the following 4 signals correctly as determined by the authorised person conducting the skills maintenance check:

• Assistance required
• Return to shore
• Proceed further out to sea
• Pick up patient to the left or right

You can check your answers here.

4. 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. The rescue must include the following:

• Negotiating the surf zone
• Securing the patient
• Returning to shore with the patient
• Calling for assistance
The member may choose the rescue equipment and should use swim fins during the tube rescue if available.

Bronze Medallion – minor changes

1. Run Swim Run (timed) 200m Run / 200m Swim / 200m Run unaided in 8 minutes or less:
• The run distance to be taken from waist deep water, e.g. the run is from a flag, around a marker and to waist deep water, the aquatic components are from waist deep water around two swimming buoys and
back to waist deep water
• Aquatic course must be around two swimming buoys
• Reasonable adjustment may be made for ocean conditions on the day. Please see the notes included in
the Skills Maintenance Information booklet attached here for easy reference.
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2. Resuscitation (CPR) with oxygen and defibrillation:

• Theory is online however a practical demonstration is also necessary

• A patient assessment on a live patient and demonstration of lateral position
• DRSABCD, CPR 1 person (adult or child AND infant) on a manikin – to include resuscitation methods
using a mask
• Team CPR including DRSABCD, use of resuscitation mask with oxygen supplement and AED

See the clip above for changes to CPR.

3. Signals: Demonstrate 10 signals
You can check your signals here.

 4. 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. The rescue must include the following:

  • Negotiating the surf zone
  • Securing the patient
  • Returning to shore with the patient
  • Calling for assistance

The member may choose the rescue equipment and should use swim fins during the tube rescue if available.

5. Radio: Theory is online however a practical demonstration is also necessary of a scenario involving equipment(without transmitting) 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

Check out what you need to know here Resuscitation Workbook (2)

Lifesaving Contacts

Club Captain:  Danny Adams captain@tamaramaslsc.org

Chief Training Officer:  Ellie Pietsch education@tamaramaslsc.org

Bronze Skills Maintenance Assessor

Troy Longworth deputypresident@tamarmaslsc.org