Bronze Top Up and SRC Course in October 2018 School Holidays

We have a trainer that has proposed that they are available to offer a training on Friday 5th, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October 2018 to support your child to be proficient for the start of the season with an assessment to be booked Saturday 20 October.  To make this practical we need at least 10 candidates to confirm that they will be attending for this to be a course and please note that if not yet of age by the date of assessment you are welcome to train with your friends and keep attending the training patrol as refresher until you can undertake assessment.

The Timed swim for start of season will be Wednesday 19 September at Largs Pool and time will be confirmed.

If we have at least 10 members it  would mean that we would be looking at organising a First Aid Course on either Saturday 22 September or Sunday 23 September at our club if we have sufficient numbers state that they are wanting this course and link to the training in October or on training Patrols thereafter.

Please email instructor@semaphoreslsc.com.au to register your interest by Wednesday 28 February 2018 and advise your preferred date for the First Aid course and you will be sent the full details and asked to join the facebook group for this training.

Thanks in advance the Training Team

Important message regarding Radio Communications

To Club Captains, Lifesaving, Chief Instructors, Radio Officers, Club Administration Officers as listed in Surfguard;

This season has seen SLSSA transition to a digital network for our radio communications. As with any change as significant as this, we have seen some teething problems. SLSSA and the SurfCom team are continuing to work together, along with our vendor, to ensure that we get the best network possible.

  • The “heartbeat” of the network has been adjusted to 1 minute. This will significantly reduce the amount of time radios will spend waiting for network acknowledgements, mitigating busy or off air events.
  • We continue to work towards installing the full repeater into O’Sullivans Beach boat ramp which will greatly improve the radio coverage in that area. Unfortunately, we have been delayed on delivering on this to its full capacity by means outside of our control.
  • There are further plans in place to improve coverage to those clubs that are currently experiencing outages.

 

We do acknowledge that some of the issues with the radio use comes down to the operator and how they use the radio. Correct use of the radio will vastly improve the communication system.

With this in mind, attached is the SLSSA Radio Network Information Sheet providing some basic information on how to use the SLSSA digital radios.

 

Included in the Radio Information Sheet are two links to training videos that detail best practice for radio use. They are as follows;

1.1 Radio Operating Techniques | Best Practice for Radio Users | Tait Radio Academy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib6Aw-Jh-Wc

2.1 How to use Radio your Microphone | Best Practice for Radio Users | Tait Radio Academy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_Pu0bPM1Is

 

Please ensure that this information, both the fact sheet and links to the videos, is circulated to ALL patrolling members. Distribute accordingly as appropriate to your club i.e. in your patrol rooms, radio rooms or by internal means.

If you have any queries or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact the Lifesaving Department.

Final ARTC Training for the 2017/18 Season

Andrew Spencer will be running his first ARTC course with support of Michael Kenny on the Training Patrol on:

Saturday 10 March 11:30 – 18:00

Monday 2nd April 11:30 until 18:00

 

You will be signed on for Patrol and training will commence once Patrol is set up and you will have breaks throughout the day to go for roving patrols and generally support the patrol as well as completing your award so if you are around and there are requests to cover these patrols please do offer to cover the members of the patrol that are away and get your qualification at the same time. Pre assessment will be at the end of at 3pm on the Monday 2 April.

 

Proposed assessment date at this stage is Monday 9 April in the evening depending upon Assessor capacity so please if interested but assessment date does not work let us know now and we can look at alternative date that works for this interested.

 

Please can you register your interest in this course with Jennie at instructor@semaphoreslsc.com.au

 

Thanks Jennie

Congratulations to New Bronze Medallion Holders and Assessors

Congratulation to Jack Zille who recently returned to the club for progressing from his SRC to Bronze Medallion on Saturday 3 February. Also Congratulations to David Sands who gained his Bronze Medallion on Sunday 21 January but unfortunately not managed to get a photo as yet. Thank you to the commitment of the trainers whom have covered training patrol over the last 3 patrols to ensure that all candidates have been able to be trained. A big thank you to Jennifer Hansen whom as well as training the October Holidays Squad has undertaken her 3 Probationary assessments with Surf Life Saving to become an assessor of Bronze Medallion and SRC. Please contact Jennie on instructor@semaphoreslsc.com.au if you are interested in undertaking any training.

ARTC Training

Final ARTC Training for the 2017/18 Season

Andrew Spencer will be running his first ARTC course with support of Michael Kenny on the Training Patrol on:

Saturday 10 March 11:30 – 18:00

Monday 2nd April 11:30 until 18:00

 

You will be signed on for Patrol and training will commence once Patrol is set up.  You will have breaks throughout the day to go for roving patrols and generally support the patrol as well as completing your award.  So if you are around and there are requests to cover these patrols please do offer to cover the members of the patrol that are away. Pre-assessment will be at the end of at 3pm on Monday 2nd April.

Proposed assessment date at this stage is Monday 9th April in the evening depending upon Assessor capacity so please if interested but assessment date does not work let us know now and we can look at alternative date that works for those interested.

Please can you register your interest in this course with Jennie at instructor@semaphoreslsc.com.au

Thanks Jennie

 

Final call for Proficiencies 2017/2018

North Have Surf Club has offered to allow those still requiring to undertake Wet or Dry Proficiencies to partake in their scheduled proficiency over Friday evening and Saturday morning. Please book in with Jennie at instructor@semaphoreslsc.com.au to get the times so that we can confirm numbers with North Haven Assessors.

Thanks to the 11 members that used Sunday 14 January at Semaphore to get proficient and 1 member that used Henley’s opportunity to complete their IRB Crew Proficiency. We now have 7 current members whom have not completed their full practical proficiency and 3 with only an online component to complete.

Thanks

Jennie

IRB Crew Course coming up

New IRB Crew course commencing on Saturday 13 January 2018 with training on Saturday 3 February and Saturday 3 March.

If you are a Bronze Medallion Holder, completed your proficiency and interested come down and join in.  You will be expected to attend in your Patrol Uniform so you can help those on patrol who also wish to undertake the course.  You will sign on for the patrol.

Training will commence at 3pm following the nippers training to allow for parents undertaking course too.  If interested please email Jennie on  instructor@semaphoreslsc.org.au and complete the online workbook at:  : https://portal.sls.com.au (please use Chrome or Google to access this even when using devices as Safari results in the course not being logged as completed.)

Once logged in (any issues with logging in call 1300 724 006) go to courses at the top of the page this takes you to SLSA E-Learning press login. Once in press Training Library and pick SLS Lifesaving then pick SLS- IRB crew

Thanks,

Jennie

Final Proficiency Opportunity at Semaphore Sunday 14 January 2018

Surf Life Saving South Australia has approved the use of our proficient trainers and Non-proficient Assessors to run a final proficiency at Semaphore during our training Patrol on Sunday 14 January.  Please come with your patrol uniform so that you can sign on and help cover the trainers and assessors running these by patrolling the beach as this patrol has a minimum number of adults whom are all trainers.

A Run Swim Run and Rescues has been booked in for 11:30am. Those attending will be expected to support the setting up of the course and the patrol. An opportunity to complete your Dry proficiencies and ATV assessment will also be offered at this time so if you have completed your ATV workbook and bring your licence this can be done on the day.  Please note that there is also training of a new Bronze group and  pre-assessment of a Bronze Group with their assessment pending on 21 January 2018 so please come along expecting to help out with patrol

A further Run Swim Run and rescues will then be ran at 3pm and those attending this would be expected to help clear away all equipment from proficiencies ensuring that it is washed and put away. We hope to be able to provide further ATV assessment from 3:30pm should people need it and Jennie not be called out with work but this is not able to be confirmed until the day at 3pm.

Final SRC/Bronze and ARTC Proficiency Saturday 23 December 2017

Congratulations to our 36 Fully Proficient Bronze/SRC Members. We have 16 Proficient IRB Crew  and 10 proficient IRB Drivers. We have 7 newly qualified ATV Drivers.

Final SRC, Bronze and ARTC Proficiencies and ATV assessment are on Saturday 23 December & will run from where Patrol sets up.
Please complete online proficiency before attending. Please note everyone is welcome to come do dry proficiency from 1pm. Swim & rescues will be at 3pm & ATV Assessment from about 3:30pm.

Online proficiencies for 2017-18 Season are here at https://portal.sls.com.au (please use Chrome or Google to access this even when using devices as Safari results in the course not being logged as completed. Once logged in (any issues with logging in call 1300 724 006) go to courses at the top of the page this takes you to SLSA E-Learning press login. Once in press Training Library and pick Skill maintenance. Pick 2017/18 courses.
SRC and Bronze Resuscitation and radios and IRB crew and drivers to do the powercraft

 

Bronze Medallion Achievement

Congratulations to the 5 SRC’s who achieved their Bronze Medallion

Congratulations to Jessica, Hannah, Lindsey, Maiye and Zac for achieving their Bronze Award at assessment on Saturday 9 December at West Beach. The first SRC to Bronze Group trained by the Brooksy Training Patrol. Congratulations to Andrew Spencer for completing his first Assessment as a probationary assessor.