STA Level 2 Award for Pool Lifeguard (NaRs)

STA Level 2 Award for Pool Lifeguard (NaRs)
Qualification Number: 600/2965/1 Credit Value: 5
Aim

The STA Award for Pool Lifeguard aims to train lifeguards in pool rescue, CPR techniques, first aid and dealing with poolside emergencies in accordance with the National Occupational Standards and Sections 140 - 185 of Managing Health and Safety in Swimming Pools Document and British Standard BS EN 15288 Part 2, Safety Requirements for Operations.
Pre-requisites
Be of 16 years of age or older
Be able to swim 100 metres on their front and back without stopping
Be able to swim 50 metres in under 1 minute
Be able to surface dive and recover an object from the deepest part of the pool.
Validity of Award 2 years.
Length of Course
34 Recommended Guided Learning Hours.
Course Information
The STA Award for Pool Lifeguard covers:
Knowing how to prepare and maintain a healthy and safe pool environment
Knowing how to carry out pool emergency procedures and basic rescue skills
Knowing how to observe activities carefully and continuously while supervising the pool
Knowing how to give customers information and help
Understanding the need to educate customers on how to use the pool safely
Knowing how to identify and deal with any potential hazards promptly and safely while the pool
is in use
Giving information and help with effective communication with customers and colleagues
Understanding the Pool Safety Operating Procedures
Understanding the roles and responsibilities of a pool responder and first aider
Understanding basic first aid procedures for injuries sustained in an aquatic environment
Knowing how to respond to a pool emergency situation and administer basic life support
Understanding the differences when dealing with various kinds of casualties
Being able to respond to simulated pool emergencies
Understanding the important of recording, reporting and analysing pool emergency and first aid situations.
Assessment
The assessment criteria are as follows:
Complete a portfolio and worksheet questions to the satisfaction of the course tutor
Complete a 30 question multiple-choice paper with a pass mark of 22/30
Demonstrate the ability to carry out rescue activities in a safe, effective and prompt manner
Demonstrate CPR on a sudden collapse, cardiac, baby or child casualty in a safe, prompt and effective manner
Demonstrate the management of an unconscious casualty including Primary Survey and recovery position in a safe, prompt and effective manner.
Revalidation
This qualification requires revalidation every 2 years to update knowledge and demonstrate understanding.

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