POOL LIFEGUARD QUALIFICATION

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Pool Lifeguard Qualification 40 Hours

What is The Pool Lifeguard Qualification?

The Pool Lifeguard Qualification which is part of our lifeguard courses is for anyone wanting to work as a lifeguard at an indoor or outdoor swimming pool. This qualification is also mandatory for swim coaches and swimming instructors . Students will learn how to prevent an incident from happening and how to perform effective rescues when an emergency takes place.

Which Types of Companies Should Do the Pool Lifeguard Qualification Course?

The Pool Lifeguard Qualification is suitable for all pool operators and companies operating swimming pools in the UAE that require a licenced lifeguard. This includes hotels, schools, residential and community pools, leisure & fitness centres, and water parks open to [members of] the public. It is also suitable for individuals wishing to qualify as lifeguards for the first time, and those currently qualified and wishing to renew their qualification. The course is also beneficial for swim coaches, schoolteachers, leisure facility staff, security guards/staff and anyone with a duty of care/safety role to protect people/keeping people safe around pools/water.

How is the Pool Lifeguard Qualification Taught & Assessed?

Both traditional ‘face-to-face’ classroom teaching and blended e-learning options are available.

What Will I Learn On the Pool Lifeguard Qualification?

  1. The duties, role and responsibilities of a lifeguard
  2. Local laws, regulations and requirements for lifeguarding
  3. How to identify different hazards at a swimming pool
  4. Reporting dangers and risks at a swimming pool
  5. How to observe and supervise a swimming pool
  6. How to communicate effectively with members of the public
  7. Learn how teamwork is important day-to-day and vital in an emergency
  8. Understanding lifeguard equipment and how to use it
  9. Learning to anticipate problems and the importance of prevention
  10. Understand the dangers of glare, reflection and blind spots at a swimming pool
  11. Understand high risk pool features such as slides and wave machines
  12. Be able to identify the high-risk pool user
  13. Identifying and rescuing a weak swimmer
  14. Identifying and rescuing a non-swimmer
  15. How to identify and rescue an injured swimmer
  16. How to identify and rescue an unconscious swimmer
  17. How to identify and rescue a casualty with a suspected spinal injury
  18. Assess an incident and conduct a scene survey
  19. Contacting and communicating effectively with the emergency services
  20. Learn the importance of minimising the risk of infection
  21. Understand the contents of a swimming pool first aid kit
  22. Identify if a casualty is breathing normally
  23. How and when to put an unresponsive casualty in the recovery position
  24. Learn how to correctly perform adult, child and baby CPR
  25. Demonstrate the safe use of an Automated External Defibrator (AED)
  26. Learn how to safely administer oxygen to a casualty
  27. Learn the correct techniques to help an adult, child or baby who is choking
  28. How to manage someone having a seizure
  29. Treatment for major and minor bleeds and bandaging
  30. Understand the causes of hypovolemic shock
  31. Identify the signs, symptoms and treatment for hypovolemic shock
  32. Treatment of fractures and dislocations
  33. Learn how to treat minor burns and scalds effectively
  34. Recognise and treat a range of other common illnesses and injuries

Pool Lifeguard Qualification Pre-requisites & Assessmen

  1. Be at least 16 years of age
  2. Swim 100 metres non-stop in a comfortable manner in deep water
  3. Perform a surface dive to the bottom of the pool and recover a 4kg weight from a depth of at least 1.5 metres
  4. Be able to tread water for at least 5 minutes
  5. Be able to read and speak basic English


No prior lifeguarding experience is necessary. There are practical and theory elements to the assessment, both must be passed in order to gain the qualification. We will teach you everything you need to know for successful completion.

Is the Pool Lifeguard Qualification certificate and license approved in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates?

Yes. Upon successful completion of the course and exam you will receive a certificate which is approved by the Dubai & Abu Dhabi Regulators for Lifeguarding. You will also receive a first aid certificate which is approved by the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services (DCAS)

How Long are the Pool Lifeguard Qualification Certificates & Licences Valid for?

The lifeguard certificate and licence are valid for 2 years; the first aid certificate is valid for 3 years.

Do I need to renew the Pool Lifeguard Qualification certificate license?

Yes. You must renew your lifeguarding license every 2 years. To renew you must complete the full 40 hours of training to go forward for assessment again. Alternatively, as a renewal candidate, you have the option of completing the Blue Guard online e-learning program for lifeguards.

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