Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers
Monitor recreational areas, such as pools, beaches, or ski slopes to provide assistance and protection to participants.
- Complete and maintain records of weather and beach conditions, emergency medical treatments performed, and other relevant incident information.
- Inspect recreational equipment, such as rope tows, T-bars, J-bars, and chair lifts, for safety hazards and damage or wear.
- Inspect recreational facilities for cleanliness.
- Instruct participants in skiing, swimming, or other recreational activities, and provide safety precaution information.
- Provide assistance with staff selection, training, and supervision.
- Drive a four-wheel drive vehicle equipped for major emergencies such as beached boats or cliff accidents.
- Operate underwater recovery units.
- Participate in recreational demonstrations to entertain resort guests.
- Contact emergency medical personnel in case of serious injury.
- Examine injured persons, and administer first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation if necessary, utilizing training and medical supplies and equipment.
- Observe activities in assigned areas, using binoculars in order to detect hazards, disturbances, or safety infractions.
- Patrol or monitor recreational areas such as trails, slopes, and swimming areas, on foot, in vehicles, or from towers.
- Provide assistance in the safe use of equipment such as ski lifts.
- Rescue distressed persons, using rescue techniques and equipment.
- Warn recreational participants of inclement weather, unsafe areas, or illegal conduct.