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" Training Professionally for all our Lives "

ABOUT US ...

LIFEGUARDS IRELAND are established to facilitate a full range of beach, pool qualifications  aimed at the Leisure Industry, Local Authorities and Co. Councils, Colleges, Surf Clubs and Outdoor Activity Centres.

 

We conduct  certified First Aid courses to public and private groups and to industry. 

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The one day course PHECC National Standard CARDIAC FIRST RESPONSE (CFR)

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The new 18 hour (3 DAY) PHECC National Standard FIRST AID RESPONSE (FAR)

 Please view our  FIRST AID page for full information and to book a course now.

 

 

National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Qualification 

The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) has developed  with Surf Life Saving (SLSA) Wales and Surf Life Saving (SLS) GB  a new national standard for beach lifeguarding - the National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Qualification (NVBLQ)

The NVBLQ complies with the International Life Saving Federation beach competency framework. It is supported by all three organisations and is endorsed by the National Water Safety Forum and the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI).

The NVBLQ is recognised and promoted by RLSS UK, SLS GB, SLSA Wales as the national standard for vocational beach lifeguarding.

The NVBLQ course is a minimum of 40 hours long followed by a practical assessment on beach theory, life support, first aid, swimming pool practical and open water practical.

Upon qualifying with the NVBLQ, the certificate is valid for two years from the date of successful completion.

This new VOCATIONAL QUALIFICATION for Beach Lifeguarding offers the highest standards in the industry and afford candidates the knowledge and security of a vocational qualification which has worldwide recognition. 

 

 

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 LIFEGUARDS IRELAND is  registered with the world's leading lifesaving/lifeguard charitable organisation lifesavers (RLSS) and forms part of the world wide family of RLSS.   We adhere to the Syllabi, Policy Statements and Codes of Practice set out by lifesavers (RLSS).

 

 

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Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005

 

The effect of the 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 are responsible.

 

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National Lifeguard Training Programme

 The National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Qualification and the National Pool 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. 

LIFEGUARDS IRELAND work in close cooperation with -

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National Lifeguard Training Programme (NLTP)   nltp@eircom.net

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Atlantic Coast Lifeguards   muirti@live.ie

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OTHER SERVICES

 

We act as a facilitator to RLSS TRAINER ASSESSORS  wishing to advertise and promote their courses throughout Ireland.

The National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Qualification is one of the recommended safety qualifications used by many water sports organisations throughout the world. In Ireland  the Irish Surfing Association accepts the NBLQ as a safety qualification for a Surf Instructor/Coach.

We provide other services  including  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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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  and details of Classes throughout the Country please write to:


LIFESAVERS RLSS IRELAND
Carmichael Centre,
North Brunswick Street,
Dublin 7.

 

Contact Information

 

You may write to us at -
LIFEGUARDS IRELAND
P.O. Box 9
Donegal Town
Co. Donegal
Ireland

LIFEGUARDS IRELAND  aim  to make our environment a safer place to work and play.

     

 

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