Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, & Other Recreational Protective Service Workers

Code: 33-9092.00

Description : Monitor recreational areas, such as pools, beaches, or ski slopes to provide assistance and protection to participants.

JobTitles : Lifeguard, Ski Patroller, Ocean Lifeguard, Ocean Lifeguard Specialist, Beach Lifeguard, Swim Instructor, Marine Safety Officer, Pool Attendant, Water Safety Instructor (WSI), Pool Lifeguard

  • Examine injured persons and administer first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, if necessary, using training and medical supplies and equipment.
  • Contact emergency medical personnel in case of serious injury.
  • Rescue distressed persons, using rescue techniques and equipment.
  • Instruct participants in skiing, swimming, or other recreational activities and provide safety precaution information.
  • Patrol or monitor recreational areas such as trails, slopes, and swimming areas, on foot, in vehicles, or from towers.
  • Complete and maintain records of weather and beach conditions, emergency medical treatments performed, and other relevant incident information.
  • Maintain quality of pool water by testing chemical levels.
  • Warn recreational participants of inclement weather, unsafe areas, or illegal conduct.
  • Observe activities in assigned areas, using binoculars, to detect hazards, disturbances, or safety infractions.
  • Inspect recreational equipment, such as rope tows, T-bars, J-bars, and chair lifts, for safety hazards and damage or wear.