Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Crew Certificate

About Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Crew Certificate

Provides participants with the skills and knowledge to effectively crew an Inflatable Rescue Boat in surf rescue operations.

Course outcomes: By the end of the course, you will be able to: Crew an IRB:
  • List the different classes of IRB
  • Identify the components of an IRB and ancillary equipment
  • Contribute to the safe and efficient launching of an IRB
  • Demonstrate safe crewing positions while negotiating the surf
  • Perform emergency procedures
  • Observation, hazards and risks are identified and clearly communicated to the driver
Maintain an IRB:
  • Perform pre-operational checks and preventative maintenance of the IRB hull
  • Perform post-operational maintenance of the IRB hull
  • Report major wear or damage according to organisation procedures
  • Perform conscious and unconscious casualty pick-ups
  • Perform complex rescues including swimming rescues, sailboarder and kite surfer rescues.

What qualifications and/or prerequisites do I need?

To undertake this role you need to hold or obtain the following qualifications and prerequisites:

Qualifications

There are no specific qualifications


Prerequisites

The Bronze Medallion course provides participants with the skills and knowledge of patrolling and surf awareness in order to be able to participate in lifesaving operations.

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How do I make it happen?

If you would like to become an IRB Crew, please contact your local surf lifesaving club. https://sls.com.au/club_directory/

Other Opportunities Related to Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Crew Certificate

Where can I grow from here?

Where to next?

You could progress to these participation opportunities from here:

There are no more senior roles in this pathway.

What other options might suit me?

If you can do this role but would like to use your skills in another area in our organisation here are some other options for you to consider:

There are a wide range of opportunities available for members interested in participating in Surf Life Saving sport.

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Discipline specific coaches work with athletes to support the development and performances in specific disciplines – i.e. Board, Ski, Swim, Multi, Board Riding, Rescue and Resuscitation, Inflatable Rescue Boat, Pool Rescue, Surf Rescue / Lifesaving, Surf Boats, Beach Events.

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