Lifeguard Practices

An example of a common Specialty Audit is a Lifeguard Practices Audit. Components of this type of audit consist of, but are not limited to:

Lifeguard Practices

  • Scanning frequency and efficiency as determined using a standard measurement too
  • Ability to adjust to variables such as glare, patron activity, patron age groups, etc.
  • Deck movement, focal points, distractions
  • Rotations: frequency, route, efficiency
  • Rule enforcement, public relations
  • Professionalism in actions, appearance, behaviour

Lifeguard Positioning

  • Appropriateness of lifeguard positions
  • Proximity to high hazard areas
  • Use of pivot lifeguard

Lifeguard Policies

  • Lifeguard to patron ratio, parent to tot ratio, group orientation process
  • Prevention, risk management
  • Checklists, areas of responsibility posted
  • Uniforms

Lifeguard Procedures

  • Various emergency situations
  • Back-up
  • Patron rescue & treatment procedures
  • Procedures specific to certain play/deck equipment

Lifeguard Training

  • Content
  • Frequency
  • Quality of facilitator; in-house or guest
  • Record of attendance
  • Follow-up for absentees and performance issues

To request an audit please submit and Aquatic Safety Audit Reqest Form.

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