Skills Maintenance (Proficiency) is an annual requirement to:
- Ensure ongoing competency of members in their area of training and activities.
- Maintain the standards of knowledge and expertise of Surf Lifesavers.
- Satisfy legal and statutory requirements.
A member’s proficiency is valid until 31 December the season after proficiency is gained. The cut-off point is June 30. For example, if a member gains proficiency in September 2017, it is valid until 31 December 2018. If a member gained proficiency in February 2017 it is only valid until 31 December 2017. If a member gains proficiency on 15 July 2017 it is valid until 31 December 2018.
Provide First Aid has a three year proficiency requirement.
Failure to complete Skills Maintenance (Proficiency) before 31 December results in suspension from your patrol team and an immediate restriction to member benefits. Non-proficient members may not perform patrols, operate rescue craft or compete in Surf Life Saving competitions. Non-proficient members will have their club keys disabled.
Information regarding Skills Maintenance (Proficiency) is emailed to all patrolling members well in advance of the cut-off date to ensure all members have a reasonable opportunity to attend. It is the member’s responsibility to ensure they book into a session.
Bronze Medallion with Provide advance resuscitation Dry Skills Maintenance consists of resuscitation with oxygen and defibrillation, signals and radio.
Bronze Medallion Dry/Wet Skills Maintenance consists of resuscitation with oxygen and defibrillation, signals and radio. The wet skills maintenance consists of a Run-Swim-Run (200m, 200m, 200m) unaided in less than 8 minutes, a board or tube rescue (your choice)
Spinal Management Skills Maintenance is incorporated in the bronze WET sessions.
IRB Skills Maintenance is incorporated in the bronze WET sessions.