VSLC Resort Lifesaver

VSLC Resort Lifesaver Qualification

The VSLC Resort Lifesaver Qualification was put together to meet the needs of many hotels and resorts in Vietnam. It covers rescue and prevention at both the beach and swimming pool, and is designed for low risk resort environments. Rescue techniques are taught in line with international best practice and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines. This qualification is usually delivered over 4 days.

Qualification Details

Qualification Name: VSLC Resort Lifesaver Current Version: v1.1 Governance: Taught in line with European Resuscitation Council Guidelines Duration: 28 hours contact time Validity: 2 years from the date of the course. Regular ongoing training is recommended  
Introduction to Pool Rescue: • Understand the importance of the relevance of duty of care. • Outline Health and Safety Legislation. • List the topics of the Pool Safety Operating Procedures (PSOP) which includes the Normal Operating Procedures (NOP) and Emergency Action Plan (EAP). • Outline the steps of risk assessment. • Evaluate Pool Features. • Identify causes of spinal injuries. • List the priorities of managing a spinal injury. • Outline spinal injury management procedures. • Outline rescue procedures used from the poolside. • Relate the appropriate tows to the appropriate casualties. • Outline the procedures for recovering casualties from the water. • Outline the appropriate tows for various casualties. • State the personal safety aspects a rescuer should be aware. • State the guidelines for safe lifting. • State the pool alarm systems in common use. • State the pool signage in common use. • State the pool rescue aids in common use. • State the hazards found in and around swimming pools. • Demonstrate rescuing using various rescue aids. • Demonstrate recovering a simulated body from the deepest part of the pool. • Demonstrate rescuing various simulated casualties. Basic Life Support and Aquatic First Aid: • Outline the Aims and Priorities of First Aid. • List the sequence for managing an emergency. • Outline the guidance for Basic Life Support (BLS). • Demonstrate handling a live simulated casualty. • Demonstrate CPR on an adult, child and baby manikin. • Demonstrate the management of a suspected spinal injury casualty. Beach Supervision & Rescue: • Demonstrate communication by using and recognising signals • Demonstrate a tube rescue • Demonstrate a rescue using equipment • Demonstrate the management of a suspected spinal injury casualty • Demonstrate searching for a submerged casualty.

This qualification is trainer assessed. 

To complete the qualification, candidates must:


  • Demonstrate the primary survey and turning prone to supine
  • Demonstrate the procedure for action for vomit and recovery position
  • Demonstrate basic life support for adult sudden collapse (using a manikin)
  • Demonstrate basic life support for an adult drowning casualty (using a manikin)
  • Demonstrate basic life support for children (using a manikin)
  • Demonstrate basic life support for infants (using a manikin)
  • Demonstrate suspected spinal injury log roll and recovery position
  • Demonstrate a Reaching Rescue
  • Demonstrate a Throwing Rescue
  • Demonstrate a Wading Rescue
  • Demonstrate a water based rescue using a buoyant aid for: Non-swimmer OR Injured Swimmer OR Unconscious swimmer
  • Demonstrate recovering a simulated body from the pool floor
  • Demonstrate landing an unconscious casualty onto poolside
  • Demonstrate the rescue of a suspected spinal injury casualty

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