Requal and Proficiency

With the 2016/17 patrolling season just around the corner it’s time to hop back into the water in preparation for this year’s requal. Requal is a chance to refresh all the knowledge that we’ve put to the back of our minds over winter and prepare ourselves for the coming season.

All active members must complete their requalification before January 1st to remain proficient.

You are required to requal to remain proficient if you hold any of the following awards:

  • Bronze Medallion
    Resuscitation Certificate (CPR)
    Advanced Resuscitation Techniques
    Spinal Management
  • IRB Crew Certificate
    Silver Medallion IRB Driver
    Gold Medallion
    (must also requal Bronze Medallion)
    Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC)

There are three steps to requalification:

STEP 1 – RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP

Before you attend a requal you MUST be a financial member

Visit the membership page for all the information on how to pay your membership. It is not possible for a requal to be processed for members who are not financial for season 2015/16.

STEP 2 – REGISTER FOR A SKILLS MAINTENANCE SESSION AND COMPLETE ONLINE THEORY PAPER

Before you attend a skills maintenance session, you MUST have already completed the theory component.

This is done online at: LSV From Anywhere

  • Google: LSV From Anywhere
  • Select: Skills Maintenance
  • Login or Register
  • Complete your relevant online theory component for Bronze, SRC, IRB Driver and Crew.
  • Book into the skills maintenance session you’d like to attend for ALL AWARDS.
  • Print out certificate as evidence of completion and take with you to the practical skills maintenance session. If you cannot print it out a screenshot or photo on a phone is adequate.

STEP 3 – SKILLS MAINTENANCE – IN-PERSON ASSESSMENT

After booking in online you will need to complete a Skills Maintenance Assessment (Requal) at one of the dates and times listed in the booking system.

The assessment is on land and in the water so bring all the necessary gear!

Please note that ALL IRB Crew and Drivers MUST complete a practical demonstration of skills this season for requal. This is a new LSV requirement and a log book record of hours will no longer be accepted.

ALL MEMBERS OVER 18 YEARS OF AGE MUST BRING THEIR WORKING WITH CHILDREN CARD (OR RECEIPT OF APPLICATION IF NOT YET RECEIVED) TO BE SIGHTED AT REGISTRATION.


The sessions available to Fairhaven Members are listed in full on the booking system. The most relevant ones are:

SKILLS MAINTENANCE DATE & TIME LOCATION
Sandridge Sun 13 Nov @ 9am Sandridge LSC
Fairhaven – Start of Season Function Sat 19 Nov @ 1pm Fairhaven SLSC
Lorne Sun 20 Nov @ 9am Lorne SLSC
Anglesea Sun 26 Nov @ 2pm Anglesea SLSC
Torquay Sat 27 Nov @ 9:30am Torquay SLSC
Torquay Sat 3 Dec @ 9:30am Torquay SLSC
Jan Juc Sun 4 Dec @ 9:30am Jan Juc SLSC
Torquay Sun 18 Dec @ 9:30am Torquay SLSC
Anglesea Mon 26 Dec @ 9:30am Anglesea SLSC
Jan Juc Tue 27 Dec @ 9:30am Jan Juc SLSC
Anglesea Fri 30 Dec @ 10am Anglesea SLSC
Anglesea*** Mon 2 Jan @ 10am Anglesea SLSC
State Skills Maintenance TBC LSV – Sandridge Beach

*** – SPORTS COMPETITORS WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR COMPETITION IF THEY DO NOT ATTEND A SKILLS MAINTENANCE SESSION BEFORE THE END OF 2016

The club will open the Sunset Bar after the Fairhaven requal on the 19th November to celebrate the start of the upcoming season so we hope to see you there.

All Skills maintenance will cover All Awards unless specified otherwise.

If you have any issues with dates and times or have any questions please contact myself at
[email protected] or Club Captain James Burt at [email protected].

Good Luck!

Liam O’Callaghan
Chief Assessor