Q1) To avoid emergencies, the following procedures are put in place.
Good Practices- which involves, making sure that rubbish is stored in the outside waste storage area. When cleaning watching out for combustible materials such as paint scrapings, oily rags and unextinguished cigarettes. Completing all check lists accurately and monitoring suspicious characters and alerting the duty manager to any potential risks.
Communication Radio- ensuring that staffs are wearing radios, they must be checked for correct operation before and after each shift. The usage of radios is critical during an emergency.
Emergency Phone Procedures- the mobile phone is to be carried by the aquatic officer. It can be used if radio malfunction or in …show more content…
They are self closing and must be kept closed. Escape routes should be kept free from obstruction and maintenance of lighting on internal and external escape routes is essential.
Fire Fighting- if possible extinguish yourself or get another member of staff to back you up. Be aware of other hazards eg cleaning supplies, that could feed fire and if necessary evacuate building.
Evacuation Procedures- ensure everyone has been evacuated from the building, no one is to be allowed back into the building, this can be done by closing the doors behind you.
Q2) Minor incidents
Lifeguard on duty, who is close by identifies the minor incident
If it is possible attendd to the minor incident alone. If not ask another lifeguard or supervisor for help.
A major emergency is identified by one lifeguard and signals supervisor or aquatic officer.
The officer/ supervisor, takes control, investigates, decides on action to take. If necessary, the officer/ supervisor will instruct other staff to evacuate the area or building and then contact the emergency services, meet emergency services give relevant …show more content…
A) Hazardous Behaviour- too many people have been running around the complex and slipping over and hurting themselves.
B) First Aid Incident- a young boy fell off the playground cut his forehead open. I helped apply a bandage to the boy’s head, who was taken to the doctor by his parents.
C) Reporting of Risks- I have not as yet undertaken this activity.
D) People at Risk- I have observed those who struggle or are unable to swim. It is mainly in the leisure pool area where this is common.
E) Environmental Conditions- while outside supervising the diving pool, thunder and lightning were present in the sky, so another lifeguard and I evacuated both outside pools until it was safe to let them back out again.
F) I have not undertaken any supervisory activities which involve special needs groups or school carnivals. I did however supervise and Austswim class in the 25m