Safety and Emergency Management Coordinator

About Safety and Emergency Management Coordinator

Overall management of Water Safety, First Aid and Emergency Services equipment, personnel and activities, in relation to specific surf lifesaving competitions.

  • Before any SLSA competition is conducted, the Safety and Emergency Management Coordinator will assess the prevailing and expected weather and surf conditions.
  • The Safety and Emergency Management Coordinator is solely responsible for recommendations concerning competition safety.
  • During a competition emergency, any member of SLSA entering the water or handling any rescue gear must only do so at the direction of the Safety and Emergency Management Coordinator or delegate and/or under the direction of the Police or emergency authority.

What qualifications and/or prerequisites do I need?

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


There are no specific qualifications


There are no prerequisites

Other Requirements

There may be additional requirements for this role determined by the Event Manager.

How do I make it happen?

If you would like to become involved in Event Safety in this capacity, the first step is to speak to the Surf Sports Manager at your State Office.

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Where can I grow from here?

Where to next?

You could progress to these participation opportunities from here:

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What other options might suit me?

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