Flashcards in Lifeguard, Pool and Supervision Deck (79)
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What does COSHH stand for?
Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health
What does COSHH do?
Requires employers to control risks from substances that are hazardous to health. e.g. providing protective equipment
What does a red sign mean?
Prohibition- a sign which prohibits behaviour likely to increase danger, e.g. no running
What does a yellow sign mean?
Warning- a sign giving warning of a hazard or danger, e.g. danger electricity
What does a blue sign mean?
Mandatory- a sign prescribing specific behaviour, e.g. eye protection must be worn
What does a green sign mean?
Emergency escape or first-aid sign- a sign giving information on emergency exits, first aid or rescue facilities, e.g. emergency exit
Why is team work essential?
A well trained team is more effective than an individual lifeguard
Why are shorts and a t-shirt a suitable uniform?
They are practical and don't hinder a rescue situation
Why are red and yellow suitable colours?
They are internationally recognised
Unprofessional lifeguard behaviour includes:
Lack of respect, talking, being distracted, eating, tired or hungover
When dealing with complaints a lifeguard should...
Listen carefully and ask questions
When dealing with complaints a lifeguard should not...
What does PSOP stand for?
Pool Safety Operating Procedures
What two documents does the PSOP contain?
NOP and the EAP
What does the NOP stand for?
Normal Operating Plan
What does the EAP stand for?
Emergency Action Plan
What details of the pool may the NOP contain?
Dimensions, depths, features, equipment, pool alarms, fire alarms and emergency exits
What other things may the NOP contain?
Potential risks, How to deal with the public, Lifeguards' duties and responsibilities and First Aid supply and training
What may the EAP cover?
Overcrowding, Disorderly behaviour, Lack of water clarity, Fire, Bomb threat, Toxic gases, Lighting or Structural failure, Injury or Discovery of a casualty
What is safeguarding?
Taking measures to protect children and vulnerable adults and to ensure their well being from potential harm
What is equality?
All individuals and groups are treated equally and fairly, not treated less favourably due to their race, gender, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age
What is diversity?
It aims to recognise, respect and value other people's differences