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Pool Lifeguarding continues to be exciting and its progressive development is greatly recognised and praised by the Industry. It has now become the 'de-facto' qualification of the Leisure Industry both at home and internationally.

 The pool lifeguard handbook forms the cornerstone of the programme. It incorporates  the protocols in the various skills, disciplines and legal developments and meets the criteria set out in " Managing Health and Safety in Swimming Pools".  Important information aimed at the Trainer/Assessor is available on the page -  Trainers Assessors

The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, enacted by Dail Eireann in 2005 requires a swimming pool operator to carry out a Risk Assessment in order to ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, the safety of those people who use the pool. In effect this means, amongst other measures, ensuring that lifeguards are sufficient in number, adequately trained, and effectively organised.                            

 

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bulletHow to qualify as a  Pool Lifeguard -

The National Pool Lifeguard Qualification is the qualification of choice throughout the Leisure Industry in Ireland.  Many course are run in-house for staff members and employees and often are not open to the public. However, there are some public courses and we aim to publish details of these when submitted to us. This is a free service to all Trainer Assessors.

If you are not employed in the Leisure Industry and are interested in doing a National Pool Lifeguard Qualification course you can employ the following options :

bulletContact your Local Pool and check with the Manager if they provide PUBLIC courses.
bulletCheck our 'Courses' page for details of commercial and independent courses. We publish details of all courses that are brought to our notice.
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Contact Muirtí at  Atlantic Coast Lifeguards < muirti@live.ie > or contact David at  'National Lifeguard Training Progamme'   < nltp@eircom.net > or details of possible public courses.

 
 

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●  Approved Training Centres

Training for the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification can only take place at pools or leisure centres which are APPROVED TRAINING CENTRES. This means that they will ensure minimum standards of training and equipment for courses. Pool Managers and Operators and others involved in the Leisure Industry seeking further information on how to register a pool and become an Approved Training Centre in Ireland should contact NATIONAL POOL LIFEGUARD TRAINING PROGRAMME. Click to view NLTP Page

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●  A Professional Qualification for Life

The National Pool Lifeguard Qualification comes complete with a Candidate Pack containing the new Lifeguard training file, training records, and a portfolio of skills, records, and continuing professional development materials. As such it can remain with the Lifeguard throughout their career, and provides evidence of training and ongoing competency assessments, requiring renewal of qualifications every 24 months.

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For general information on POOL LIFEGUARDING 

please contact -

Information Contact:
 * E-Mail: nltp@eircom.net NATIONAL LIFEGUARD TRAINING PROGRAMME
 ( Office: +353 (0)86 2311730 P.O. Box 9702
   DUBLIN 9

or contact -

Information Contact: Name : Muirtí O'Cearnaigh
 * E-Mail:  muirti@live.ie ATLANTIC COAST LIFEGUARDS
 ( Office: +353 (0)86 2597688 Website :
   www.atlanticcoastlifeguards.com

 

 

 

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In seeking to establish that safety standards are in place to the requirements of the National Lifeguard Training Programme please ask if your pool, or the pool you intend to visit, is currently registered as a Approved Training Centre with RLSS.

Pool Managers and Operators and others involved in the Leisure Industry seeking further information or wishing to adopt the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification programme may register their interest by contacting the NATIONAL LIFEGUARD TRAINING PROGRAMME. Click to view NLTP Page

 

 

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