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Coast Safe And ACPSG
Coast Safe And ACPSG
Coast Safe And ACPSG
Coast Safe And ACPSG
Coast Safe And ACPSG
Coast Safe And ACPSG
Coast Safe And ACPSG
Coast Safe And ACPSG
Coast Safe And ACPSG
Coast Safe And ACPSG
Coast Safe And ACPSG
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Coast Safe And ACPSG

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Peter Agnew
(02-10)

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  • 1. Australian Coastal Public Safety Guidelines & Managing your Beach Peter Agnew General Manager Operations Surf Life Saving Australia
  • 2. The Australian Coastal Public Safety Guidelines <ul><li>Guidelines are nothing new </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge to find relevant material in the vast array of lecture </li></ul><ul><li>Surf Life Saving Australia launches Guidelines last week </li></ul><ul><li>Public Safety sometimes forgotten in coastal policy </li></ul>
  • 3. The Australian Coastal Public Safety Guidelines <ul><li>A total of 9 sections covering: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coastal Safety Signage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>General Operation of Beaches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lifesaving Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lifesaving Equipment & Facilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emergency Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Storage of Handling of Dangerous Goods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coastal Tourism Safety </li></ul></ul>
  • 4. The Australian Coastal Public Safety Guidelines SE1100-1199 1. STANDARDS FOR PROVISION OF SAFER COASTAL ENVIRONMENTS (SE) SE1100-1109 Integrated Coastal Zone Management SE1100 Coastal public safety – general principles SE1101 Coastal development public safety SE1102 Designating the beach SE1103 Aquatic activity zoning and safety zones SE1110-1119 Natural Environment SE1110 Monitoring weather and water conditions SE1111 Dunes and cliffs safety SE1120-1129 Coastal Activity SE1121 Rock fishing safety SE1122 Minimum safety conditions for Agreements and Leases SE1123 Minimum conditions for hirers of beach gear SE1130-1139 Craft and Equipment SE1130 Recreational watercraft safety management SE1131 Personal watercraft (PWC) safety management SE1132 Safety of floating pontoons
  • 5. How an organisation can use the Guidelines <ul><li>Use the Guidelines to assess the standard of you coastal safety service provision </li></ul><ul><li>As a reference for everyday public safety: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Designating the beach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aquatic activity zoning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flags and signage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Required Minimum Service Levels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Surf craft management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marine stinger management </li></ul></ul>
  • 6. The Australian Coastal Public Safety Guidelines <ul><li>Designed to inform coastal and beach managers and operators in providing a safer aquatic environment for all users </li></ul><ul><li>Readily available guidance for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coastal land managers & developers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Government authorities; Local and State </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lifesaving Service Providers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lifeguards and Supervisors </li></ul></ul>
  • 7. ABSAMP <ul><li>Detailed information on Australia’s 11,560 beaches </li></ul><ul><li>ABSAMP will soon be available to selected users online via Surfguard </li></ul>
  • 8. Coastal Risk Assessment <ul><li>Qualified assessors / Auditors and competent </li></ul><ul><li>Using the Guidelines, ABSAMP and other data, provide a report which details risks, and more importantly develop a plan to establish a safer beach environment </li></ul>
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  • 10. The Australian Coastal Public Safety Guidelines <ul><li>The first edition is a consultative draft that will have an extensive consultation phase. </li></ul><ul><li>Future editions will be released following ongoing input from interested stakeholders. </li></ul>
  • 11. <ul><li>www.coastsafe.org.au </li></ul>
  • 12. Using the Guidelines <ul><li>Administration and management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Service Operations Manual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local operating procedures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Equipment design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Design of club & first aid rooms </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Competition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Aquatic activity management </li></ul></ul>
  • 13. The Guidelines and Current Best Practice <ul><li>Proving valuable guidance </li></ul><ul><li>Best practice from around Australia and overseas </li></ul><ul><li>They are recommendations for voluntary application to coastal environments in so far as they relate to public safety </li></ul><ul><li>Underpinned by risk management principles </li></ul>
  • 14. The Guidelines and Current Best Practice <ul><li>The Guidelines and Underpinning princples: </li></ul><ul><li>Risk Management </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence Based </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Stakeholder engagement; consultation and broad input </li></ul>

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