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Lifeguards should maintain a...

Positive attitude

2

Lifeguards should be...

Professional

3

Lifeguards should maintain...

Observation

4

Lifeguards should provide...

Good supervision

5

Lifeguards should...

Intervene early

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Lifeguards should prevent...

Accidents

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Lifeguards should be ready to...

Rescue

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What does COSHH stand for?

Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health

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What does COSHH do?

Requires employers to control risks from substances that are hazardous to health. e.g. providing protective equipment

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What does a red sign mean?

Prohibition- a sign which prohibits behaviour likely to increase danger, e.g. no running

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What does a yellow sign mean?

Warning- a sign giving warning of a hazard or danger, e.g. danger electricity

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What does a blue sign mean?

Mandatory- a sign prescribing specific behaviour, e.g. eye protection must be worn

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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

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Why is team work essential?

A well trained team is more effective than an individual lifeguard

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Why are shorts and a t-shirt a suitable uniform?

They are practical and don't hinder a rescue situation

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Why are red and yellow suitable colours?

They are internationally recognised

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Unprofessional lifeguard behaviour includes:

Lack of respect, talking, being distracted, eating, tired or hungover

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When dealing with complaints a lifeguard should...

Listen carefully and ask questions

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When dealing with complaints a lifeguard should not...

Apportion blame

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What does PSOP stand for?

Pool Safety Operating Procedures

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What two documents does the PSOP contain?

NOP and the EAP

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What does the NOP stand for?

Normal Operating Plan

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What does the EAP stand for?

Emergency Action Plan

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What details of the pool may the NOP contain?

Dimensions, depths, features, equipment, pool alarms, fire alarms and emergency exits

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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

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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

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What is safeguarding?

Taking measures to protect children and vulnerable adults and to ensure their well being from potential harm

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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

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What is diversity?

It aims to recognise, respect and value other people's differences

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What does PTSD stand for?

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder