New Royal Life Saving partnership to benefits South Australian aquatic industry

Looking to better serve the state’s aquatic industry and enhance operational and strategic capabilities, Royal Life Saving Society – South Australia has entered into a strategic partnership with Life Saving Victoria to provide additional support services.

Committed to equipping the industry in providing important safety services, messaging and programs to South Australian communities, the partnership is centred on critical safety services including:

  • Pool Safety Assessments
  • Mystery Guest Visits
  • Aquatic Facility Design Assessments
  • Supervision Plan Assessments
  • Critical Incident Reviews
  • SwimSafe (a multicultural and adult vulnerable swimmer campaign)
  • Platinum Pool Accreditation

Announcing the initiative, Royal Life Saving South Australia Chief Executive, Jayne Minear advised that the initiative provides an instant boost to an important area of service provisioning, stating “we are very pleased to partner with our Victorian colleagues to support aquatic industry services and ensure that we can provide the highest standard of delivery and support to the South Australian aquatic industry.”

With the partnership brings together traditional Royal Life Saving programs and services and integrates them within a larger eco-system of best practice aquatic facility safety strategy and management, Minear added “supporting the Aquatic Industry is a key component of drowning prevention education and advocacy, which remains central to the mission and vision of Royal Life Saving South Australia.”

The partnership will also enhance the opportunities for professional development and networking in the aquatic industry workforce in South Australia, ensuring that aquatic industry personnel have increased access to ongoing professional development opportunities through shared online workshops, forums and events.

Explaining the commitment of Life Saving Victoria (LSV) to the partnership, LSV General Manager – Training and Aquatic Industry, Andy Dennis explained that the body is pleased to provide additional support to water safety in South Australia.

Dennis advised “Life Saving Victoria is thrilled to see important programs like SwimSafe and Platinum Pool be extended to the South Australian Industry, to provide increased assurance, support and peace of mind to facility owners and operators

“We know, from experience and based on industry feedback, that managing aquatic facilities is more challenging than ever and that meeting and achieving both compliance and safe operation against the intricate web of standards, guidelines and legislation is challenging. Therefore we are delighted to provide a more comprehensive package of services to astute facility managers.”

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