Director of Life Saving


Gear Inspection:

Saturday 26th August – northern clubs, starting at Woolgoolga at 9 am, then to MWWooli and finishing at Red Rock.

Sunday 27th August – southern clubs, starting at Nambucca Heads first and finishing at Coffs Harbour


I recently sent 3 circulars to a number of club personnel. They were: 3509 the 2017/2018 gear and equipment inspection program; mcop first aid in workplace – v3 and a copy of the 2014/2015 gear and equipment inspection manual(for a first aid checklist)

If the clubs can have all the gear laid out – it makes the job so much easier. At this point in time your radios still have to be serviced annually (unless they are brand new – 12 months old) – so some radios may have to be inspected at a later date.

If clubs can provide a clean checklist sheet for the Branch scrutineers of their gear that would be greatly appreciated. Branch will supply the patrol sheets and the first aid sheets.

I would like a hard copy of each clubs patrol roster for the upcoming 2017/2018 Season provided on the day. In return I will update each clubs gear within Surfguard to ensure that each club is compliant with this aspect.

DOLS Teleconference – 10/8/17:

It was a very quick conference.

The draft changes to Policy 5.04 and 2 other new support draft documents have not been supported by a lot of the clubs or the states. These documents were looking at allowing non award members to use lifesaving equipment to compete in non award events at carnivals.

Looking at trialling paid personnel to run Surfcom from Belrose. This was to go before a Board meeting on Monday night just gone.

Tablets are to be used as much as possible for sign on/sign off. They should be ready by mid September.

IRB outboards. The emissions paper was tabled in Parliament. Exemptions can’t be applied for until the policy comes in.

Combined Portfolio Conference – May 2017:

I am still awaiting a typed report.

They did discuss that digital radios could be serviced biannually but this was to be looked at. As yet nothing out of the RWC review but that they were looking at RWC operators completing at least 6 hours – off season for proficiencies. They spoke about the Zodiac Milpro and transom mass limits on IRB’s (377/380 – 60 kg). SERS Review from club call out teams’ right up to State Duty Officers and how they respond.


Memo – Pre – Season Radio Equipment Servicing ( received this on Friday 11/8 but I was sick in bed and did not look at emails until Monday)

North Coast Branch Patrolling Dates for the 2017/2018 Season. Please check your PSA against these dates as they seemed to have changed the start and finish of the Xmas school holidays. If you do not have a copy of your PSA please let me know and I will FW it to you.


Jayne Morrison

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