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  • 1.
    • Lifesaving Society Canada
    • Safety Management Services
  • 2. The Lifesaving Society
    • Dedicated to the prevention of drowning
    • a National volunteer charitable organization
    • tens of thousands of individual members
    • 2000 affiliates in Ontario (Towns/cities/Y’s universities, privates)
    • educating Canadian lifesavers since the first Bronze Medallion in 1896
    • certifies over 200,000 Canadians annually in lifesaving
  • 3. The Lifesaving Society (con’t)
    • conducts annual drowning research and public education campaigns
    • establishes and consults on aquatic safety standards
    • represents Canada to the International Lifesaving Federation and the Commonwealth- wide Royal Life Saving Society
  • 4.
    • Safety Management Services
  • 5.
    • Safety Management Services
    • Society formalized some of these services in 1986
    • Had been providing informally and limited services… recognized expertise
    • Identified as a service that was important to its customers
    • Differentiated the Lifesaving Society from other providers ….one stop shopping
  • 6.
    • Safety Management Services
    • Formalized with staff and a volunteer committee structure
    • designed strategic plan and expanded services
    • Services extended to Branches in other provinces throughout Canada … Ontario has the staff support and recognized experience in these areas
    • Describe briefly the current services that the Ontario Branch offers to its customers
  • 7.
    • Safety Management Services
    • The Seven Service Areas
    • 1. Aquatic Safety Audits
      • Architectural Plan Review
      • Specific Analysis
      • Facility Inspections
      • Comprehensive Aquatic Safety Audit (CASA)
    • 2. Policy/Standards Guidelines
  • 8.
    • Safety Management Services
    • The Seven Service Areas (con’t)
    • 3. Court/ Inquest Findings
    • 4. Management Training
    • 5. Regulation Review
    • 6. Major Incident Management
    • 7. Expert Witness
  • 9.
    • Audits
    • Architectural Plan Review
    • The review and analysis of architectural plans for proposed facility to identify safety concerns or operational inadequacies. Currently we complete approximately 12 reviews per year. Reviews are in the form of a formal written report with recommendations that will enhance safety in the design of the facility
  • 10.
    • Audits
    • Specific Analysis
    • An review of a specific area within the operation of an aquatic program or facility. We conduct approximately 15 specific analysis per year.
    • Examples
        • lifeguard station placement
        • resolution of issues between organizations
        • art placement
  • 11.
    • Audits
    • Comprehensive Aquatic Safety Audit
    • An all encompassing review and evaluation by Lifesaving Society Auditors of the complete operation an aquatics program within a community. We conduct approximately 12 audits per year.
    • Examples
        • large communities- City of Gloucester
        • small- Iroquois Falls
        • Types- Universities, camps, municipal settings, Y’s, Class B
      • Over 200 audits have been completed to date!
  • 12.
    • Policy/Standards Guidelines The clarification of existing regulations for pool operators and the establishment of positions which set aquatic safety standards. Each year the Committee researches 3-4 topics. These are published in the Lifesaving Society Standards Journal.
    • Examples
          • admission requirements
          • lifeguard vision standards
          • medical conditions
  • 13.
    • Court and Inquest Findings
    • The Society's review and comment of Coronor’s court recommendations and civil/criminal court case findings. Each year the Committee researches 2-3 cases and publishes these in a text.
    • These are published in the Lifesaving Society Standards Journal
  • 14.
    • Management Training
    • The development and design of training to enhance the knowledge of safe pool operations among facility personnel. Each year the Society trains over 600 candidates in these courses. Examples
          • AST program
          • AMT program
          • SEE Evaluator
          • Inspector
          • Auditor
          • Chief Auditor
  • 15.
    • Management Training
    • Aquatic Supervisory Training/ Aquatic Management Training
        • certification program for aquatic and non aquatic staff on the safe operation of aquatic facilities
    • Aquatic Safety Inspector
      • certification program for recreation professionals on the evaluation of standards for aquatic facilities
  • 16.
    • Management Training
    • Auditor
      • certification program for recreational professionals who wish to assist with CASA
    • SEE Evaluator
      • Evaluation service of lifeguard performance
      • Quantifies their performance
      • Secret shopper concept
  • 17.
    • Management Training
    • Chief Auditor
      • pre-requisites: Aquatic Safety Auditor
      • appointment by the Lifesaving Society Safety Audit Committee
      • for recreational professionals who wish to co-ordinate CASA
  • 18.
    • Regulation Review The review of existing Regulations, protocols and guidelines to clarify those standards or create guidelines where they do not exist.
    • This Committee also participates on government task forces to revise regulations.
      • Spa Guidelines- Regulations
      • Tarzan rope standards
  • 19.
    • Major Incident Management
    • The establishment of resources for affiliate preparation and use during a major incident that will assist in the management of a major incident. In addition trained personnel are available to speak with staff and evaluate the actions taken and causes of the incident.
    • Resources include:
        • Major incident checklist
        • Incident materials checklist
  • 20.
    • Expert Witness The testimony of experienced personnel in a variety of situations including: civil/criminal/coroner’s courts. This is provided in Ontario and surrounding provinces and currently has over 15 cases under review.
    • Examples
        • Thunder Bay
        • Port Stanley
        • Buffalo Canoe Club
  • 21.
    • Safety Management Services
    • The Society continues to assist affiliates with the evaluation and management of safety in their facilities
    • The Society continues to seek customer input and conducts research to search out new services that will prevent water related incidents from occurring
  • 22.
    • Lifesaving Society Canada
    • Safety Management Services