Pittwater Council Renews Lifeguard Contract With ALS

The Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) has successfully renewed its Lifeguarding contract with Pittwater Council for a further five years.

ALS currently employs more than 40 lifeguards across nine beaches at peak periods and has provided paid lifeguard services to Pittwater Council for 15 years.

Council has continued to choose the country’s number one contracted Lifeguard service in Australia, ensuring best practice and the seamless integration of paid Lifeguards with volunteer lifesaving services.

The new tender extends the service at Warriewood Beach to seven months and includes a new Rescue Water Craft for the area.

Surf Life Saving NSW Operations Manager, Matt Rodwell, is pleased to be continuing the positive relationship with council into the future.

“The Australian Lifeguard Service appreciates the ongoing support from council and the confidence shown in the ALS. Being awarded the tender confirms the Australian Lifeguard Service as the first choice paid Lifeguard service that also upholds and supports the core lifesaving principles and values of the surf lifesaving movement.”

The expertise of the ALS was on clear display during the last season with Lifeguards performing 178 rescues and providing first aid assistance to 2,738 people throughout Pittwater's nine beaches.

Lifeguards dealt with a number of major incidents over the season including one highly documented incident at Palm Beach where Lifeguards brought a patient back after he was found not breathing and with no pulse in dangerous three metre surf.

“Councils are now approaching the Australian Lifeguard Service seeking efficiencies and cost savings for ratepayers. The ALS offers incredible value for money whilst maintaining the highest best-practice standards in the Lifeguard industry,” said Rodwell.

As the leading Lifeguard service in Australia, the ALS ensures a total service provision, integrating with Surf Life Saving’s volunteer patrol structure, state-wide support operations network, 24-hour emergency callout system and strategically located Westpac Rescue helicopter services.

Thu 4 Jul 2013