International Standards for professional lifeguarding as an operator of a Jet Ski
SLSGB Rescue Water Craft (Jet-ski) Driver
To provide a qualification that meets the International Lifesaving Standards for professional lifeguarding as an operator of a Jet Ski that has a sled for rescue operations.
12 months from the date of assessment. An SLSGB RWC proficiency must be completed to maintain validity, on an annual basis.
Minimum of 18 years of age on the date of assessment.
Hold a valid SLSGB Beach Lifeguard Qualification, or a nationally/internationally recognised ‘Lifeguard’ qualification equivalent.
Minimum Guided Learning Hours – 20 hours prior to assessment.
PART A: THEORY, FITNESS AND DRY TESTING
Theory: Complete the RWC – Driver -theory Paper (multiple choice, pass mark of 80%). Theory questions concern all aspects of RWC operations and are given on the day of Assessment. Answers to theory papers may be given orally if required.
Fitness: Complete the standard fitness test for RWC operations.
Dry: Demonstrate knowledge of the following sections.
Section 1 Technical Knowledge
Section 2 General Knowledge
Risk vs. benefit
International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea (IRPCS)
Preparing a RWC for transportation
Rescue Boat Code
PART B: RESCUE SKILLS AND WET TESTING
Section 3 General Operations
Effective positioning of the RWC for operations
Launch and recovery
Starting and boarding
Driving in surf
Beaching the RWC
Section 4 Hazards and Surf Survival
The Punching Manoeuvre
Impeller Clearance Procedure
The Capsize Drill
Engine failure in surf and returning a disabled RWC to shore
Section 5 Rescue Techniques
A single casualty rescue from a surf zone or unbroken water by a solo driver
A single casualty rescue from a surf zone or unbroken water by a dual crew
A single casualty rescue near rocks or obstacles by a dual crew requiring a Rescue Tube
A mass rescue
Mass rescues Requiring Alternative Techniques
Section 6 Casualty Management and Evacuation
Casualty lifting techniques
Dive incident management and hypothermia
Section 7 Patrol, Search and Craft Assistance
Patrolling and shepherding
Combined RWC/IRB operations
Kite Surfer recovery
Complete the SLSGB RWC driver-training course and in the process accrue 20 hours afloat (including 10 hours in surf greater than one metre high, for ‘Surf Endorsement’).
Submit a completed training log for each candidate to the Assessor.
Each candidate completes a multiple choice theory paper (pass mark 80%).
Each candidate completes Part A: Theory and Dry Testing.
Each candidate completes Part B: Rescue Skills and Wet Testing.