SNB Gear Inspection Information 2023

Gear Inspection – Sunday 20th August 2023

The Annual Gear & Equipment Inspections program ensures all Surf Life Saving patrols have sufficient equipment to meet Lifesaving Service Agreement requirements. The inspections program also promotes the accurate recording of gear & equipment details in Surfguard providing current information to support funding applications and equipment turnover programs. Furthermore, it promotes the management, maintenance and quality of all patrolling gear and equipment, creating a safer working environment for members and enhanced rescue capabilities.

As per Surf Life Saving NSW Standard Operating Procedures LS3.8 (SOP 12/2019), ALL frontline lifesaving equipment must be annually inspected prior to the commencement of each patrolling season to ensure:

  • Gear & equipment is operationally fit to use for Surf Life Saving purposes and is not damaged or faulty.
  • Clubs and services meet the minimum patrol equipment requirements as outlined in the SLSNSW SOP’s.
  • Gear & equipment repairs, maintenance and upgrade requirements are identified.
  • New gear & equipment SOP’s, Specifications and Policy update requirements have beenimplemented.
  • Correct and current information is updated on SurfGuard.
  • All gear & equipment is SLSA endorsed.

Club Captains have been sent an updated SNB Gear Inspection Guideline by email this month.  Any Clubs needing a supply of yellow Defective Equipment tags should contact Belinda and arrange to collect some from Branch HQ….. Don’t leave it until August

SNB Circilar 202305-01 – SLSSNB Annual Gear Inspection 2023-24

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