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 Canada.

Supervision, Evaluation and Enhancement (SEE) 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. Candidates 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.

Prerequisite(s): Current National Lifeguard Instructor

Certification Currency: 2 years from the date of certification

Recertification: Complete and submit the Distance Recertification Form

Aquatic Safety Inspector

Aquatic Safety Inspector is designed for individuals interested in conducting Aquatic Safety Inspections. 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.

Prerequisite(s): None

Certification Currency: 2 years from the date of certification

Recertification: Complete and submit the Distance Recertification 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. 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.

Prerequisite(s): Aquatic Safety Inspector

Certification Currency: 2 years from the date of certification

Recertification: Complete and submit the Distance Recertification Form

Aquatic Supervisor Training (AST)

Aquatic Supervisor Training (AST) is designed to help aquatic supervisors support facility management, National Lifeguards, and instructors/coaches in their facilities. Course content includes topics such as training, supervision, safe facility operation, and risk management.

Prerequisite(s): Current National Lifeguard and Lifesaving Instructor or higher (need not be current)

Certification Currency: 2 years from the date of certification

Recertification: Complete and submit the Distance Recertification Form

Aquatic Management Training (AMT)

Aquatic Management Training (AMT) 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.

Prerequisite(s): None

Certification Currency: 2 years from the date of certification

Recertification: Complete and submit the Distance Recertification Form

For more information on our Safety Management Training, refer to our Policies & Procedures.