Proficiencies

Scroll down for details and bookings on each proficiency by award.

Bronze Medallion

With nearly 500 patrolling members keeping Manly Beach safe, Surf Life Saving Australia has a responsibility to ensure each and every one of them is equipped with the most up to date training and qualifications.

That is why every year, all of our qualified lifesavers undergo a process called Skills Maintenance/Proficencies.

A Bronze Medallion qualified lifesavers has to demonstrate, at least annually, that they can:

  • Perform resuscitation on people of all ages
  • Complete a Run – Swim – Run (100m – 200m – 100m) in less than 8 minutes
  • Conduct a board or a tube rescue in the surf zone
  • Communicate using a range of internationally recognised SLS hand signals and radio terminology and technology.

Members that hold additional qualification such as Advanced Resuscitation, First Aid, Spinal Management and IRB Crew of Drivers also need to show they meet the skills maintenance requirements of these qualifications too.

This is a very large undertaking that requires coordination from trainers, assessors, administrators, water safety personnel and active patrolling members to ensure that we can continue to work towards SLSA’s vision of zero preventable deaths in Australian waters.

Manly LSC Proficiency Requirements

  1. Ensure you are a current financial member for the 2017/18 season with Manly LSC
  • If you have not yet renewed your membership, please do so through the website by clicking the button “Join or Renew for 2017/18” located on the MANLY LSC home page.
  1. Online Question Component
  • Please log into SLSA Member’s Area to complete the online skill’s maintenance components and bring a printed copy of the certificate to the dry session
  • Please note that you cannot complete the dry component of your proficiency without providing a copy of your online certificates
  • For additional assistance to navigate to the appropriate section, please view the linked pdf document. (Below)
  • Once you have successfully logged into the e-learning area, please complete the “Resuscitation” and “Radios” Skills Maintenance components.
  1. Wet Component
  • Please register for a wet session in the registration form below
  • The wet component will consist of signals, a board or tube rescue and the run swim run (100m – 200m – 100m)
  1. Dry Component
  • Please register for a dry session in the registration form below
  • The dry component will cover season industry changes, a review of beach management, radios and a strong focus on CPR skills

Space is limited per session. This is to ensure the correct ratio of trainer/assessor to member is suitable to perform a quality proficiency for the season.

Click “Download” for the Online Component Instructions/Help.

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Wet Session Bookings

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Advance Resuscitation Technique Certificate (ARTC)

There is a training tool available online for members who want to refresh their knowledge of advanced resuscitation techniques. This is not a requirement of skills maintenance. Members accessing this tool will still have to complete all skills maintenance requirements as listed here:

1. Resuscitation*
• Theory and a practical demonstration. Theory is available online.
• 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.

2. Oxy Viva Operation
• Use of airbag resuscitator on conscious/unconscious patient(s) during resuscitation scenario

3. Oropharyngeal Airways
• Correct measurement and insertion of an Oropharyngeal Airway(on a manikin where possible)
• Demonstrate an understanding of when and why an airway is introduced into resuscitation

4. Suction
• The use of hand held suction apparatus for the removal of fluids from the mouth

*Remember: If a member has already completed a skills maintenance that required Resuscitation to be assessed i.e. Bronze Medallion, they are considered to be proficient in that section of this award. Members still need to be assessed as competent in sections 2-4 to be deemed prficient in ARTC.

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Spinal Management Certificate

Participate in a spinal management scenario relevant to your location. You will need swimmers and/or a wetsuit for this proficiency. Please do not forget.

Also note: Due to changes in Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines, application of a cervical collar is no longer necessary.

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Silver Medallion IRB Driver

Skills maintenance in the Silver Medallion IRB Driver award can only be assessed by an IRB Assessor. Logged hours from the 2016/2017 season should be included in making assessment decisions.

1. Questions on safety and the SLSA Powercraft Code of Conduct. Theory is available online in Skills Maintenance and should be completed prior to attending the wet component.

2. Demonstrate the ability to apply safe driving practice including but not limited to:
• Parallel running
• Figures eight
• Response to signals
• Negotiation of surf as required
• Demonstrate ability to conduct a patient rescue
• Demonstrate ability to carry out a patient lift, exit, carry and lay.

Assessment on the day will depend on certain surf conditions being available to suitably assess competence.

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IRB Crew Certificate

Skills maintenance in this award may be assessed by an authorised delegate. Logged hours should be included in an assessment of skills maintenance during the previous season.

1. Questions on safety and the SLSA Powercraft Code of Conduct. Theory is available online within the Skills Maintenance and should be completed prior to attending a practical session.

2. Demonstrate effective and safe crewing practice and ability including:
• Parallel running
• Figures eight
• Response to signals
• Negotiation of surf as required
• Demonstrate patient rescue
• Demonstrate ability to carry out a patient lift, exit, carry and lay.

Session Bookings