Now that I have had time to recover from the week which involved early morning pool swims, actual beach lifeguard training and first aid scenarios/theory, I would like to thank both John Sager and Tina Riggall (Lifeguard International) and our assessor Tony Clare of the RNLI for a very successful week.
Congratulations should go out to Andy Booth and Nick Russell for achieving the award for the very first time and completing what can be a very intensive week.
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The RLSS Qualification is being held at Morfa Bay Adventure from Mon 23rd – Fri 27th Jan 2012.
We will be welcoming back course co-ordinator John Sager from Lifeguard and Rescue International Training for the sixth year running.
The NBLQ Includes:
- Beach Lifeguard theory – Teaching of the theories and practices of Beach Lifeguarding, most of which relates to the primary role of a lifeguard in preventing incidents.
- Open Water rescue skills – candidates will gain experience using a range of equipment to perform simulated rescues in the sea, including the torpedo buoy and a range of rescue boards.
- Life Support – candidates will receive thorough training in resuscitation techniques for adults, children and babies up to Life Support 3, RLSS UK’s highest life support award. Candidates can also be trained in Extended Life Support which is the use of Automated External Defibrillators and oxygen therapy.
- First Aid – Candidates will also be trained in First Aid and many go on to complete the HSE First Aid at Work, which is a valuable qualification recognised by all employers.
As of Monday the new seasonal staff began their induction week covering all aspects of life at Morfa Bay Adventure.
Dave our Head Instructor put together a comprehensive scheme of work which would allow those involved the opportunity to learn and develop new skills paramount to instructing and eventually leading activities with clientèle of varying age and ability.
Not only was there a focus on the practical skills but also a competent level of theory and general knowledge relating to the activities and the role of an instructor at the centre.
The week comes to an end today with our first aid course provided by Les Morris www.aiding-you.com. Morfa Bay would like to thank Les for his most informative course which was enjoyed by all participants.Training and development will continue to progress over the next coming weeks and new staff will shadow current qualified instructors.