Surf Life Saving GB – Search and Rescuers where and when needed!
We deliver Search and Rescue, whether from our national ‘Flood Response Service’ or by our Surf Life Guards. Our awards, courses, and fitness levels are aimed at the development and honing of the skills to save lives. Annually we issue over 4,000+ Lifesaving training awards. Our Life Guards recognise and deal with life threatening situations whilst sustaining and managing “search and rescue” to actively prevent drowning and avoid danger.
SLSGB nurtures and embeds voluntary SAR services in our communities. SLSGB qualified Surf Life Guards provide advice to the public, save lives and administer first aid. We constantly seek improvement. Our new Patrol Framework led by the ‘Patrol Captain’s initiative is about returning to volunteer patrols on beaches for times when there’s no provided cover and to patrol unprotected beaches (with help and support from RNLI and declaration to HM Coast Guard).
Our Flood Rescue Teams, always on standby, are busy either training or acquiring equipment and the vital fundraising to keep the project developing – after all, if we didn’t do this who would?
Through our National Safety Officer, we educate, train and share knowledge. We offer services, expert advice and development of risk assessments for water related event operators and managers by bespoke training and advice on Water Safety Management based on Search and Rescue best practice.
For our people, lifesaving is the activity of Search and Rescue, in its simplest form, relying on the fitness, endurance, experience and courage of a Lifesaver.