LIFEGUARDS IRELAND are established to provide a full range of beach, pool
and open water qualifications and awards aimed at the Leisure
Industry, Local Authorities and Co. Councils, Surf Clubs, Outdoor Activity
Centres, Private Groups or Individuals.
We administer and act as a facilitator to those Outdoor Centres, Local
Authorities and Surf Clubs wishing to register as training units for
LIFEGUARDS IRELAND work in close cooperation with
IQL IRELAND who act to
promote the development of RLSS National Lifeguard
Qualifications, and to encourage the widespread adoption of water safety
education, resuscitation skills and out-of-hospital defibrillation.
We also offer a range of
FIRST AID courses. Trainers and Examiners are certified and
registered with the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) as
Cardiac First Responders.
Safety, Health and Welfare at
Work Act 2005
The effect of the newly updated Safety, Health and
Welfare at Work Act 2005 (Dail Eireann) is to require a beach or a pool operator
(manager, owner/s, directors) to ensure
that lifeguards are sufficient in number, adequately trained, and effectively
organised on the beaches and in the pools under their control and for which they
LIFEGUARDS IRELANDis a registered training unit with the world's
leadinglifesaving/lifeguard charitable organisation
and forms part of the world wide family of
Weadhere to the Syllabi, Policy Statements and
Codes of Practice set out by
What YOU should know about your
The National Beach Lifeguard Qualification
and the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)
are the OFFICIAL Lifeguard Qualifications
recognised by RLSS and by the 'family' of
RLSS throughout the World.
The NPLQ is the accepted International Industry
standard bearer in many countries for Pool Lifeguarding around the World.
Both Qualifications are endorsed and recognised by
International Life Saving.
lifesavers RLSS is a leading member of ILS.
INSTITUTE OF QUALIFIED
Lifeguard Qualification are awarded by the
Institute of Qualified Lifeguards (IQL), and are nationally and
internationally recognised as the essential standards of competence. Each
acts as a passport to employment with
swimming pool managers, local authorities, outdoor centres and
holiday companies both here in Ireland and throughout the world.
The Institute of
Qualified Lifeguards which administers around 40,000 lifeguarding qualifications each year world-wide was formed in 1992 and is the
awarding body responsible for maintaining and developing the highest standards
in lifeguarding. All courses are independently and externally assessed and
certified. You may contact the IQL in Ireland through our weblink page
National Beach Lifeguard Qualification is one of the recommended safety
qualifications used by many water sports organisations throughout the world.
In addition, we provide the Emergency Response Award for Outdoor Supervisors
for those responsible and in supervision of others involved in water based
sports activities. In Ireland theIrish
accepts the NBLQ as asafety qualification for a
Level 1 Surf Coach.
We provide other services including
pool and beach risk assessments and safety management strategies, advice and
recommendations in the development of a Normal Operating Plan (NOP) and a
Emergency Action Plan (EAP). Inspection of Beach Lifeguard Stations with
results, reports and recommendations.
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views and comments - it is for free! Your views and opinions and your
comments matter to us. So what are you waiting for? What about job opportunities
both in Ireland and abroad? Are you seeking employment then why not post your
details on our BLOG page. Have you safety concerns that need to be
on the logo to have your say or at least to read what others are saying !!
Interested in doing Lifesaving?
LIFEGUARDS IRELAND are not involved in the organising or running of lifesaving classes but we take this
opportunity to encourage everyone - of all ages - to become involved in this
healthy and important life skill.
For further information about
Lifesaving Classes and most especially the Rookie Programme and details of Classes throughout the Country please write to:
LIFESAVERS RLSS IRELAND
Carmichael Centre, North
Brunswick Street, Dublin