Patrol Info & Roster

Anglesea SLSC welcomes all of its members to assist in patrolling our beach and ensuring every visitor is kept safe. Please use the below information to assist you with understanding what the expectations are, what you need to bring and what occurs while on patrol.

To sign up to patrol please put your name into the patrol sign up book which can be found in the club office.

Patrols will be limited to 20, plus Anglesea Surf Rescue (ASR) members.

Once the limit of 20 is reached and you haven't booked in, you will not be able to patrol so please book in early to avoid disappointment.

Active members are reminded they need to complete 16 hours each calendar year if they want to complete and 16 hours per season.

Please let us know (call the office 5263 1107 or email info@angleseaslsc.org.au) prior to the Wednesday before your scheduled patrol if you are unable to attend. Any queries please call or email by the Wednesday prior to the weekend's patrol.

 

Expectations of each patrolling member:

  • A patrol member must practice the basic principles of PREVENTION, RECOGNITION and RESCUE.

  • A patrol member should always be polite and courteous when dealing with the public including when advising or ensuring swimmers to swim between the red and yellow flags.

  • A patrol member should ensure swimmers entering the water outside of the flagged area are warned of the danger and or hazards and advise them to swim between the red and yellow flags.

  • A Patrol member should ensure and encourage board riders not to impose on the swimming area.

  • As a Patrol Member you are under the direction of the Patrol Captain at all times.

  • At ASLSC we ask each member to complete 16 hours of patrolling each season

 

Anglesea Surf Life Saving Club is focussed on training and up skilling members while on patrol. Therefore we have developed a comprehensive induction program and a patrol training program that is designed for all members of any skill to build on prior knowledge, develop confidence and improve the skill and understanding of all.

On Patrol Training program could include:

  • Training will take place every patrol (Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays).

  • Training will be undertaken throughout the whole patrol.

  • Training includes Patrol based Training & Patrol based Scenario.

  • While on patrol the ASR run a range of training programs. This includes:

    • First aid

    • Scenarios.

    • Swim and board training.

    • IRB’s and crewing.

    • And many more.

 

If you are on patrol and see training going on and would like to join just ask.

What to wear and bring to patrol:

  • On your first patrol you will receive your very own patrol shirt, shorts and a cap.

  • You will need to ensure you bring these each patrol as you will only get them once!

  • You will need to bring your own hat; we do supply communal red broad brimmed hats you can borrow for your patrol.

  • You must always wear your cap on your head and tied appropriately.

  • You must always be wearing appropriate bathers. *This does not include bikinis, If it is cold you can wear track pants and a jumper under your patrol gear. If rain is expected please bring appropriate wet weather gear as you may be required to continue patrolling in it.

  • There is a high likelihood you will need to go into the water, so please bring a wetsuit if you require one.

  • If it is hot ensure you have sunscreen and sunglasses.

  • Ensure you have plenty of water/hot drinks to cater for the weather and enough food to last the day.

  • A towel.

 

When you arrive at patrol

  • You are asked to attend patrol for a minimum of 3 hours INCLUDING either set up or pack up.

  • Members must sign on in the patrol log book prior to commencing their patrol and sign out at the end of patrol.

 

On patrol:

  • Patrol flags and equipment should be moved as close to the water’s edge as practical considering tide movements. Patrol members should ensure all Lifesaving equipment is set up in a secure and safe manner and check rescue equipment for damage or breakages and report these to the Patrol Captain.

  • A patrol member must not leave the patrolled location unless authorised by the Patrol Captain.

  • We must always have patrollers at the water's edge when there are swimmers in the water.

  • Those patrolling the water’s edge should always have a rescue tube and whistle.

  • You must always be vigilant, watching the water and beach, not sleeping or having back to water.

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