Silver Medallion

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  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age on the date of accreditation
  • Hold a current SLSA award. (Such as Bronze Medallion or Radio Operators or Advanced Resuscitation)
  • Awarded the Bronze Medallion
Learning Outcomes:

Manage people and their training in patrol and beach management
  • Identify capability and roles of personnel on surf rescue patrol
  • Verify potential roles and needs for training and education of patrol members
  • Develop and deliver desirable training and education strategies
  • Select and review training and education of patrol members
  • Implement systems for general welfare of patrol members

Manage and co-ordinate resources
  • Identify and verify potential resources (equipment and personnel) for emergency rescue
  • Determine roles for personnel and use of resources in emergency rescue
  • Apply and review resources to achieve strategies

Implement regulations
  • Identify relevant government legislative responsibilities for surf rescue operations
  • Identify relevant SLSA responsibilities for surf rescue operations
  • Determine appropriate application of legislative and SLSA responsibilities
  • Implement appropriate legislative and SLSA responsibilities

Manage information flow
  • Determine appropriate information systems for relevant surf rescue operations
  • Collect, verify, record information
  • Manage and disseminate information

Select and plan an emergency management response
  • Determine emergency situations and issues in rescues
  • Identify and select possible strategies for aquatic rescue and emergencies
  • Identify and solve potential problems of implementation
  • Design for implementation an emergency response plan
  • Implement planned actions
  • Review and modify planned strategies and actions
Satisfy the accredited course presenter in respect to their competence in all learning outcomes by:
  • Written/oral examination
  • Group presentation
  • Rescue Scenario simulation

Candidates are required to attend an annual update to maintain currency.  Accreditation is valid for three (3) years.