Safety Management Training

The Lifesaving Society has a health and safety mandate for drowning and injury prevention. To meet that mandate the Society develops, accredits, and implements professional and industry standards, programs, services, and products to meet community and public safety needs. The Society establishes aquatic safety standards and consults on aquatic safety issues for the aquatic recreation industry, governments and the judiciary. To support the aquatic recreation industry, the Society offers a suite of programs and services to help aquatic facility owners and operators maintain and improve safe aquatic environments. These programs, services, and certifications are recognized and transferable across Alberta and Northwest Territories, and in other provinces across the country.

 Program Description  Pre-requisites  Re-certification
SEE (Supervision, Evaluation and Enhancement) Auditor

SEE Auditor is designed to prepare National Lifeguard Instructors to conduct SEE Audits on lifeguard and instructional teams at supervised swimming pools and waterfronts. Participants learn the roles and responsibilities of SEE Auditors and facilities, the value of SEE Audits, the SEE Audit process, scanning and safety supervision behaviours to look for while conducting SEE Audits and scanning inhibitors/enhancers. SEE Auditors gain the skills to provide tools and suggestions to supervisors/managers to support ongoing development of lifeguard and instructional teams.

Certification Currency: 2 years from the date of certification

Prerequisite(s): Current National Lifeguard Instructor Re-certification: SEE Auditor re-certification is for SEE Auditors to have the knowledge, skill and judgement to conduct Lifesaving Society SEE Audits in the community. To re-certify SEE Auditor complete the distance re-certification process and submit the Distance Re-certification Form.
Aquatic Supervisor Training (AST)

Aquatic Supervisor Training provides education to support aquatic supervisors in respect to the supervision of deck and front line staff. Course content includes topics such as training, supervision, safe facility operation, and risk management.

Certification Currency: 2 years from the date of certification

Prerequisite(s): Current National Lifeguard (any option) and Lifesaving Instructor or higher (need not be current) Re-certification: Aquatic Supervisor Training re-certification is for supervisors to have the knowledge, skill and judgement to support facility management, National Lifeguards, and instructors/coaches in the community. To re-certify Aquatic Supervisor Training complete the distance re-certification process and submit the Distance Re-certification Form.
Aquatic Management Training (AMT)

Aquatic Management Training is recommended for those with limited aquatic background and is an excellent refresher for experienced aquatic leaders. The participants gain the skills, knowledge, and applied practical experience in the areas of risk management, legislation, and operating practices that dictate the current operating standards of aquatic facilities in Alberta and Northwest Territories. Identification of hazards and non-conforming aspects of aquatic facility operations are covered, as well as, responsibilities of the aquatic manager, facility design, program design and operation, safe water management, managing risk, aquatic emergencies, and incident management.

Certification Currency: 2 years from date of certification

Prerequisite(s): None Re-certification: Aquatic Management Training re-certification is for managers to have the knowledge, skill and judgement to manage aquatic facilities. To re-certify Aquatic Management Training complete the distance re-certification process and submit the Distance Re-certification Form.
Aquatic Safety Inspector

Aquatic Safety Inspector is designed for individuals interested in conducting Aquatic Safety Inspections of the operational practices of aquatic facilities. Participants will gain an understanding of the regulations, protocols, and guidelines that apply to the operation of aquatic facilities. Participants apply knowledge learned in the class through hands-on inspections using Lifesaving Society Inspection checklists.

Certification Currency: 2 years from the date of certification

Prerequisite(s): None Re-certification: Aquatic Safety Inspector re-certification is for Aquatic Safety Inspectors to have the knowledge, skill and judgement to conduct Lifesaving Society Aquatic Safety Inspections in the community. To re-certify Aquatic Safety Inspector complete the distance re-certification process and submit the Distance Re-certification Form.
Aquatic Safety Auditor

Aquatic Safety Auditor is designed to prepare experienced aquatics professionals to be involved in formal Facility Audits conducted by the Lifesaving Society. Program participants gain knowledge that will enable them to assist in conducting safety audits of aquatic operations through a process established by the Lifesaving Society. Participants will learn how to conduct Specific Issue (Topical) Safety Audits and Comprehensive Safety Audits of aquatic operations using a checklist, literature review, and interview processes designed by the Lifesaving Society expressly for this purpose.

Certification Currency: 2 years from the date of certification

Prerequisite(s): Aquatic Safety Inspector (need not be current) Re-certification: Aquatic Safety Auditor re-certification is for Aquatic Safety Auditors to have the knowledge, skill and judgement to assist in conducting Lifesaving Society Specific Issue (Topical) Safety Audits and Comprehensive Safety Audits. To re-certify Aquatic Safety Auditor complete the distance re-certification process and submit the Distance Re-certification Form.



 

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