GRADING SYSTEM FOR 2020-2021 SEASON
Please note the below patrol obligations that were published at the commencement of this season – gradings have been assigned based on this criteria. Any protests should be sent to the club captqain email@example.com, stating a reason for the protest. This will then be reviewed and responded to.
Patrol Grading Key for 2020/21 follows.
At the conclusion of each patrol season every patrolling member’s patrol season hours are accumulated and one of the gradings below is allocated.
NOTE: An A grading may be granted when a prior agreement has been made between the Club Captain and a member due to other services they provide to the club.
|PATROL HOURS OR OTHER QUALIFYING HOURS FOR EXISTING MEMBERS||PATROL HOURS OR OTHER QUALIFYING HOURS FOR
NEW AWARDS OR MEMBERS
|A= Greater than 30 patrol hours including maximum 10 water safety hours.
Year of Service Granted
|A= 4 hours per month after
attainment of award – for example
if a new Bronze holder graduates in December then we should expect 16
hours ie four hours each for January, February, March and April
|LOA= Leave of absence
LM= Life Member
LS= Long Service
AW = Award Member
|B = Year of Service not Granted but member is in good standing||B = between 2 and 4 hours per month||n/a transfer or other
ADF = Australian Defence Forces
|C= Year of Service not granted; member must reapply to join with letter of commitment||C = less than 2 hours per month||NP = Nipper Parent|
Placements on Roving Patrol are limited and are only available to a maximum of 30 members. In order to qualify, your work/family/sports schedule is such that you can not predict your availability. Due to limited places, those wanting to be on Roving Patrol MUST apply prior to every season. There is an expectation that when Patrol numbers are low, Roving members will be contacted first to fill gaps.
To receive an A grading, Roving members must complete a minimum of 20 hrs on ANY patrol and 10 hours of water safety.
Exceptions for the 2019/20 season related to early season closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic
- Targets for A Grading reduced to 25 total hours and 15 hours on rostered patrol
- Some leniency shown to people with <15 hours but >13.5 hours on their rostered patrol where they have exceeded 25 total patrol hours (excluding water safety hours)
- A grading awarded to patrol members exceeding 40 total patrol hours (excluding water safety hours) for the season with below 15 hours on their rostered patrol
- B grading is the highest grading awarded to patrolling members who have exclusively performed water safety, regardless of hours
- C grading awarded to any patrolling member with less than 15 hours of total patrol hours (excluding water safety hours) and less than 5 hours on their rostered patrol
Finally, on the President’s request these criteria have been used to grade Long Service Members, with many getting a C rating as in many cases they only patrolled once during the season, or primarily performed water safety.