HABC LEVEL 3 INTERNATIONAL AWARD IN BEACH LIFEGUARD QUALIFICATION (BLQ)

Who is this qualification for?
This qualification is recommended for learners wishing to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to become a qualified beach lifeguard. It covers the preparation, health and safety of a beach environment, and how to respond to emergencies and emergency situations in a open water environment.

How long will it take? To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake approximately 20 hours of learning.

Topics covered include the preparation and health and safety of a beach environment, and how to respond to emergencies and emergency situations in a open water environment.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Be at least 16 years of age.

  • Swim 400m in under 8 minutes.
  • Swim 200m continuously in open water.
  • Tread water for 10 minutes.
  • Surface dive to the sea bed to recover an aquatic sunken manikin weighing more than 4KG. This must be done at the deepest part of the training area or at a depth of 5m.
  • Have minimum Emergency First Aid or an internationally recognised equivalent, and Defibrillation (AED) approved through Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services.

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Preparation
  • Health and Safety of a Beach Environment
  • How to respond to Beach Emergencies
  • Emergency Situation in open water area
  • Rescue and landing of casualty from the sea
  • Emergency plan in responding different types of beach emergency
  • Rescue equipment and safe manual handling of casualty at sea

AWARDS

The validity period of the award is to years from the date of the assessment