A leader in Lifeguard Services the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) has always been dedicated to saving lives and is committed to the provision of a proactive service on the beaches and within the community. As the lifeguard arm of Surf Life Saving Queensland, we provide professional lifeguard services to local governments, land managers and resorts.
Backed by more than a century of surf lifesaving experience, the ALS in Queensland is the largest provider of professional lifeguards in Australia.
SLSQ employs 46 permanent and 210 casual ALS lifeguards across six regions, encompassing more than 80 individual services. All staff members work closely with a widespread network of volunteers from surf lifesaving clubs and the Lifesaving Operations Division.
A leader in aquatic safety, the ALS sets an international benchmark through nationally-accredited training, highly skilled staff and detailed standard operating practices. ALS lifeguards are required to undertake regular fitness testing and professional development to ensure they maintain their rescue, first aid, resuscitation and beach management capabilities.
In 2012/13, the professional development of ALS lifeguards was further developed with senior lifeguards completing Advanced First Aid, Silver Medallion Aquatic Rescue and Certificate III in Public Safety Courses.
ALS Queensland lifeguards also continued to provide first aid at the State and Australian Surf Life Saving Championships each year.
The future focus for ALS lifeguards is to continue to work, in cooperation and consultation with SLSQ’s volunteer lifesavers, to deliver safer beaches and better services across the state.