Lifeguard - Queensland Industry Tourism Council


Lifeguards look after the safety of people at beaches or swimming pools, through accident prevention and rescue and educating the public on water safety.


  • Promote water safety awareness and undertake rescue of people in difficulty in the water
  • Design and implement emergency procedures
  • Report incidents to management or other authorities
  • Place signs or barriers to warn of dangerous conditions or areas and make sure users are aware of potential dangers
  • Caution people behaving in an unsafe manner and expel those who refuse to cooperate
  • Provide advanced first aid
  • Identify risk and apply risk management processes

Future demand

Future demand - strong

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