Coast Safe And ACPSG


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Coast Safe And ACPSG

  1. 1. Australian Coastal Public Safety Guidelines & Managing your Beach Peter Agnew General Manager Operations Surf Life Saving Australia
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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>
  9. 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>
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  11. 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>
  12. 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>
  13. 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>