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The Patrol Roster for the 2012 / 2013 are now available.
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Induction Guide 2011 / 2012
The WBSLSC Induction Guide was updated for the 2011 / 2012 season. Please access the file by clicking the link.
WBSLSC Patrol Responsibilites for 2012 / 2013
- Red and yellow quartered cap secured under the chin or the appropriate peaked cap indicating an award i.e. first aid, ARTC etc.
- Currently approved long sleeve patrol shirt
- Currently approved patrol shorts
- Wetsuits and/or rash tops, thermals where appropriate
- Shoes and socks that are readily removed in an emergency may be worn
- Peaked hats unless they are red or award caps are to be worn under patrol caps
- Wide brimmed hats are permitted
If the weather is inclement and the patrol has signed on with surfco, warm outer clothing may be worn. Members should preferably wear club tracksuits, or red and yellow tracksuits. If the club does not have a tracksuit, then patrol members may wear plain colour tracksuits. Jeans or zips up pants are not to be worn.
Patrol Starting and Finishing Times:
- All patrol members must be at the club in Uniform by 12:30pm to start preparing for patrol which must be set up by 1:00pm.
- It is the responsibility of all members to assist with the setting up and packing up for patrols. If you will be late, you must advise your Patrol Captain prior to the commencement of patrol and you should be prepared to stay back until the close of patrol to share the workload.
- Patrol finishes at 5pm on the beach but times are dependent on the weather, attendance on the beach and availability of patrol members. If you need to leave early you must advise your Patrol Captain, preferably prior to the commencement of patrol and be prepared to assist with duties as directed by your Patrol Captain.
- The majority of patrolling members have been placed in a patrol group which has been rostered for six (6) to seven (7) patrols this season.
- If you cannot attend your rostered patrol, you must arrange for a suitable qualified member to attend in your absence (substitute)
- You must then complete their patrol or if not required, perform a makeup patrol within four (4) weeks. Members rostered as first aiders may use a general bronze member as their substitute. Rostered IRB drivers and crewpersons must ensure that their replacements are qualified drivers and/or crewpersons.
- Members must make every attempt to find a suitably qualified substitute for their patrol so that the patrol is not disadvantaged. It is the responsibility of the patrolling member to organize a substitution; it should not fall back upon the Patrol Captain or the Director of Lifesaving Services (Patrols).
- If, after making reasonable attempts, you’re unable to find a substitute, you must advise your Patrol Captain at least 24 hours prior to the patrol so it can be correctly recorded in the patrol book as “excused” instead of “did not attend
- Please note: you must still perform a makeup patrol within four (4) weeks (automatically incurs a default on surfguard).
- Members in default will risk disqualification from competition regardless of whether they have achieved the minimum requirements.
- Some members have been rostered onto a junior patrol group due to their heavy commitment in the junior division. These people have been rostered for two (2) hours every Saturday and two (2) full patrols which will not interfere with their junior commitments.
- The members in the junior patrol must sign on in the book designated “Saturday Junior Water Cover”
- Some members often assist with juniors but are on a regular patrol. Where these commitments clash, patrol takes priority.
Non Rostered Patrolling Members (Other):
Non Rostered Patrolling Members (Other):
Some members have not been rostered due to family, employment and/or personal reasons. If this is you then you are still expected to complete a minimum of six (6) full patrols but on dates that are convenient to you.
If you do not want your number displayed on the contacts sheet in the patrol room in the patrol room, please let us know.
Alterations to Patrol Roster:
If you have any requests regarding altering the roster on a long term basis, or If you have been placed on a patrol and you know that you won’t be patrolling please advise the Director of Lifesaving Services (Patrols) as soon as possible so any necessary changes can be made.
Sarah De Pasquale
Director of Lifesaving Services (Patrols)