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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
    • Guidelines are nothing new
    • Challenge to find relevant material in the vast array of lecture
    • Surf Life Saving Australia launches Guidelines last week
    • Public Safety sometimes forgotten in coastal policy
  • 3. The Australian Coastal Public Safety Guidelines
    • A total of 9 sections covering:
      • Coastal Safety Signage
      • General Operation of Beaches
      • Lifesaving Services
      • Lifesaving Equipment & Facilities
      • Emergency Management
      • Storage of Handling of Dangerous Goods
      • Coastal Tourism Safety
  • 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
    • Use the Guidelines to assess the standard of you coastal safety service provision
    • As a reference for everyday public safety:
      • Designating the beach
      • Aquatic activity zoning
      • Flags and signage
      • Required Minimum Service Levels
      • Surf craft management
      • Marine stinger management
  • 6. The Australian Coastal Public Safety Guidelines
    • Designed to inform coastal and beach managers and operators in providing a safer aquatic environment for all users
    • Readily available guidance for
      • Coastal land managers & developers
      • Government authorities; Local and State
      • Lifesaving Service Providers
      • Lifeguards and Supervisors
  • 7. ABSAMP
    • Detailed information on Australia’s 11,560 beaches
    • ABSAMP will soon be available to selected users online via Surfguard
  • 8. Coastal Risk Assessment
    • Qualified assessors / Auditors and competent
    • 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
  • 9.  
  • 10. The Australian Coastal Public Safety Guidelines
    • The first edition is a consultative draft that will have an extensive consultation phase.
    • Future editions will be released following ongoing input from interested stakeholders.
  • 11.
  • 12. Using the Guidelines
    • Administration and management
      • Service Operations Manual
      • Local operating procedures
      • Equipment design
      • Design of club & first aid rooms
    • Competition
      • Aquatic activity management
  • 13. The Guidelines and Current Best Practice
    • Proving valuable guidance
    • Best practice from around Australia and overseas
    • They are recommendations for voluntary application to coastal environments in so far as they relate to public safety
    • Underpinned by risk management principles
  • 14. The Guidelines and Current Best Practice
    • The Guidelines and Underpinning princples:
    • Risk Management
    • Evidence Based
    • Continuous improvement
    • Stakeholder engagement; consultation and broad input