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NOP/EAP What are they? Why have them?. LEARNING AIMS At the end of this session you will be able to:- Explain what an N.O.P is. Explain what an E.A.P.

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1 NOP/EAP What are they? Why have them?

2 LEARNING AIMS At the end of this session you will be able to:- Explain what an N.O.P is. Explain what an E.A.P is. Know and be able to explain what an N.O.P should contain. Know and be able to explain what an E.A.P should contain.

3 NOP Normal Operating Procedures / or Plan

4 NOP Normal Operating Plan / procedures are about the day to day operation of the lifeguard team. EXERCISE In groups discuss what you think should be included in such a plan, write items for inclusion on post-its and stick them on to the poster sheet. You have 10 minutes for this task.

5 NOP Should Contain (in outline) Risk Factors Supervision Communication Daily Routines and cover Equipment and first aid checklist Uniform

6 NOP Should Contain (in outline) Dealing with the public Role in Emergency Reporting Emergency access points Emergency provision Review

7 E.A.P Emergency Action Plan

8 E.A.P What is an emergency? An unexpected event which may result in a minor or major injury or other loss. The E.A.P details how the lifeguard team will deal with any foreseeable emergency.

9 E.A.P Exercise In groups discuss what you think should be included in such a plan, write items for inclusion on post-its and stick them on to the poster sheet. You have 10 minutes for this task.

10 E.A.P What it should cover Minor emergencies Major emergencies Land based emergencies

11 E.A.P Minor emergencies Minor first aid e.g. small cuts and bruises Mild sunburn Tired swimmers

12 E.A.P Major emergencies Lost children Cardiac arrest or equivalent medical emergency Casualty in water Spinal injury

13 E.A.P Land based emergencies Assault Violence Alcohol/drug overdose Theft Lost person Accident/illness

14 E.A.P Instructions The.E.A.P should contain instructions on managing all FORESEEABLE emergencies. E.A.P should link with N.O.P on number function and location of lifeguards.

15 Covering:- Casualty in water Injured bather Multiple casualties in the water Water and land based medical emergencies First aid

16 Covering:- Lost people and children Evacuation Severe weather Dangerous water conditions Fire

17 Summary Patrol zone Conduct assessment Usage patterns Maximum safety for the public Lifeguard qualities, equipment and fitness.

18 Questions PLENARY DISCUSSION


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