Requal and Proficiency

With the 2019/20 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
  • IRB Crew Certificate
    Silver Medallion IRB Driver
    Gold Medallion
    (must also requal Bronze Medallion)

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 2019/20.

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. As was introduced last year, this is an 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
Mon 4th Nov Elwood LSC – skills maintenance partner club
Sun 17th Nov @ 9:00am Fairhaven SLSC
Sat 28th Dec @ 9:00am Fairhaven SLSC

All skills maintenance sessions will cover all awards unless specified otherwise.

If you have any issues with dates and times or have any questions, please contact Chief Assessor Eve Lardner at [email protected], VP Training and Assessment Alex Schwarcz at [email protected], or Club Captain Michael Henderson at [email protected].

Thanks,

Eve Lardner
Chief Assessor