Our Goals

• To prevent injury, recognise dangers and save lives
• To maintain and promote a healthy and safe environment
• To achieve optimum participation by members in lifesaving initiatives and club activities
• To create pathways to increase participation in lifesaving activities by the local community.
• To attract and train quality members
• To establish the best practice training methods to assist members’ ongoing development
• To define standards and quality throughout the club as appropriate. These will be adhered to by all members whatever their positions or differences are, whether paid or volunteer, part or full time
• To achieve the best organisational, personal, and interpersonal practices
• To develop a sustainable Life Saving Club
• To support organisations and initiatives in areas that further our objectives
• To seek out the best skills, technology, and tools available
• To maintain and develop our facilities to the highest standard

Our Principles

• Members are our most important resource
• The Club will respect people of all ages, cultures and divisions of society equally
• The safety and wellbeing of all persons will be a primary consideration in all our activities
• We will strive for continuous improvement in all aspects of the Club
• We will build the Club’s strength and depth beyond the presence of any one individual or program
• The Club fosters innovation and creativity to the extent that it furthers our objectives
• Our Club is based on mutual respect, trust and integrity
• We intend to make optimum use of funds, materials, energy and time
• We intend to achieve the optimum degree of openness and transparency in all Club operations
• Open communication is considered essential 
• We are committed to making a positive impact on the environment

Equipment Storage Policy

Aim

To grow the membership base of the club and create an inclusive and welcoming community. To allow Sandridge Life Saving Club members to store equipment within the club in a fair and equitable manner to benefit the local community. 

Policy 

  • An active member of the Sandridge Life Saving Club has the opportunity to store their personal equipment within the lease area or licence area of the club. 
  • All reasonable efforts must be taken to care for other member’s personal equipment. 

‘Personal equipment’ is defined as: 

  • Paddle craft; plus 
  • A maximum of one PFD and paddle per ‘seat’ in the paddle craft. 

An ‘active member’ is defined as: 

  • A person who has joined the Sandridge LSC; and 
  • Has paid the membership fee by the due date (“financial”) for the current season and has supplied the required Working With Children Check; and 
  • Patrols a minimum of 16 hours at Sandridge beach during the previous patrol season. 

A ‘non-active member’ is defined as: 

  • A member who does not satisfy the requirements of ‘active member’ above. 

‘Paddle Craft’ is defined as: 

  • Ocean Ski (single or double). 
  • Outrigger.
  •  SUP. 

Note: For clarity, ‘paddle craft’ does not include a paddle board. 


Personal equipment storage fees: 

  • Active Member: 1 Paddle Craft - Included
  • Active Member: 2 or more Paddle Craft - $250 per Paddle Craft
  • Non-active member: 1 Paddle Craft - $1,000 (excluding OC6)
  • Non-active member: 2 or more Paddle Craft - N/A 


Compliance

  • Equipment storage is subject to availability and approval of the Sandridge LSC board. 
  • The fee to store personal equipment at the club must be paid within the timeframe specified by the Sandridge LSC board. 
  • If an active member does not patrol for 16 hours in the upcoming patrol season it will be at the discretion of the board whether they are required to remove their equipment from the club. 
  • Only exceptional circumstances will be considered by the board. 
  • The Sandridge LSC accepts no responsibility for any damage sustained to any personal equipment stored at the club. 


Commencement date: 1 August 2020 

Review date: Prior to 1 August 2021