Resources

The Lifesaving Society BC and Yukon provides and number of resources to assist pool owners/operators in making their aquatic facility the safest environment for bathers and staff.

The resources are divided into the following categories:

The resources are pulled from a number of BC and Yukon, national and international sources to help make our aquatic facilities as safe as possible and provide operational and regulatory guidence.  

ARE YOU READY?

Now available! Major incidents can happen anytime and anywhere. When prevention fails, supervisors and their teams need to be prepared to deal with the aftermath.

DVD and workbook package is a must-have resource for Aquatic Managers and Facility Operators.

SAFEGUARD New!

The Lifesaving Society’s Safeguard certification provides safety supervision training for guardians (e.g., day camp counsellors, counsellors-in-training and others) who accompany groups of young people to pools or waterfronts. The course stresses the responsibility undertaken by these group leaders for safeguarding the young people in their care even when under lifeguard supervision.

Safeguard focuses on water safety awareness, accident prevention and the principles of aquatic safety supervision. Safeguard teaches participants how to identify hazards and at-risk behaviours, how to recognize potential victims, and how to respond safely in an aquatic emergency.

Safeguard does not require an in-water session. However, where time and facilities allow, an in-water session is beneficial for practicing victim recognition and low-risk, non-contact rescue response in shallow water.

Prerequisites: None. Safeguard training is designed for swimmers and non-swimmers alike. Ideally, guardians are at least 12 years of age, able to swim, and have some lifesaving experience.

Taught by: A current lifesaving instructor using the resources available on the Safeguard  DVD

Time & facilities required: 3.5–4 hr. Safeguard does not require an in-water session. However, where time and facilities allow, an in-water session is beneficial for practicing victim recognition and low-risk, non-contact rescue response in shallow water.

By submitting the class rooster candidates will be issued a certification card and a Lifesaving number and will be able to track their awards.