lifeguard duties and responsibilities, you must know?


In certain ways, there are many kinds of devices that use protecting people’s lives considers lifeguard equipment. In another word, The person who responded to the people activities in the swimming pool is also called a lifeguard. Here, in this post, I would explain the lifeguard duties and responsibilities.

What are the duties of a lifeguard?

  • Offer professional, friendly, and engaging services.
  • Greeting guest to the pool facility
  • Be sure the pool area is clean and tidy including the guest area (gents & ladies’ changing rooms, outdoor and indoor area)
  • Inform the guest about the services and activities available in the pool.
  • Make sure the pool workers have done the pool testing before allowing guests.
  • Make sure the guests are aware of rules of the facility.
  • Maintain the high level of customer satifaction.
  • Follow departmental policies and procedures
  • Follow all safety and sanitation policies
  • Ensure that the life saving equipment is in place and in working condition.
  • Ensure that water treatment is done on a regular basis.
  • Report guest comments to the supervisor
  • Maintain current First Aid and CPR
  • supervise children’s swimming activities.
  • maintain a watchful eye on guest safety
  • Comply with occupuational health and safety legislation.
  • Be familiar with property safety, first aid.
  • Be familiar with fire and emergency procedures and operate equipment safely and sensibly
  • Take action on the safty hazards and inform to the supervisor.
  • Log security incidents and accidents.

Who hires lifeguard security?

The organizations which have swimming pools including, luxurious hotels, sports facilities, venues/party place, and residency buildings.


Lifeguard requirements may be different on an organizational basis, but most of the company requires the following qualification..

  • Previous experience as a Lifeguard
  • Certification in CPR First Aid required
  • Certification as a Lifeguard required
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving abilities
  • Highly responsible & reliable
  • Ability to work in the team
  • Ability to focus attention on guest needs,
  • remaining calm and courteous at all times
  • Eeffective communication.

Physical Aspects of Position;

  • Frequent standing and walking throughout shift
  • Occasional lifting and carrying up to 20 lbs
  • Frequent kneeling, pushing, pulling, sitting
  • Occasional ascending or descending ladders, stairs, and ramps

If you are one of the candidates for lifeguard role, it is very important to be aware of lifeguard duities and responsibilities, because, it helps you to pass the interview and obtain the lifefguard certificate.

Many people believe that lifeguards are security officers, but there are some fundamental differences in roles, obligations, regulations and training.

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