Case Study: Underpinning the competence of lifeguards in Dubai

Underpinning the competence of lifeguards in Dubai

The Public Health & Safety Department of Dubai Municipality uses the accredited certification of lifeguards as a measure to create a safer experience for tourists. The scheme uses ISO 17024 – Conformity assessment – General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons and covers the certification of pool lifeguards, shallow water lifeguards and beach lifeguards.

Dubai has a number of beaches, hotel pools, residential & sports complexes, and water parks that are under the supervision of thousands of lifeguards. The scheme assesses lifeguards for water rescue and basic first aid skills. After completing successful examinations and certification requirements the lifeguards receive an accredited certificate and card.

All lifeguards working in Dubai will be required to be certified under this scheme.

Further information is available on the Dubai Accreditation Centre website.

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