How would you like to make a measurable difference in saving lives? Lifeguards Save Lives!
And there’s a growing need of UAE qualified lifeguards to overlook the water areas to make them safer for individuals.
Many vacancies are available to be hired as water watchers across the emirates at designated swimming areas by the proper authorities who are not skimping on hiring.
See if you have what it takes to be a qualified lifeguard by watching this Instagram training video taken by DubaiBlog.
So, how can you find out which employers seek CERTIFIED Lifeguards for immediate hire to be available for private and public swimming areas?
Start your job search at https://job4u.ae/, https://www.indeed.ae/, https://www.careerjet.ae/, http://www.monstergulf.com/ or https://www.naukrigulf.com/, to name a few online platforms for employers and job seekers, where candidates of various nationalities are getting job offers as lifeguards to work at the pools or at the resort’s private beach where their main role is focused on preventing water incidents. Salary ranges anywhere from AED 2500 to 3750 per month.
Lifeguards are trained to contact EMS personnel immediately but are usually proficient in first aid; many are cross-trained and will know how to use a variety of medical-related equipment items such as supplemental oxygen, a suction device, a resuscitator, a defibrillator or automated external defibrillator (AED), as well as a spinal immobilization board to provide pre-hospital care. What makes lifeguards so essential is they’re certified in water rescue and are likely to be first on the scene of a medical emergency, often scene patrolling the public areas carrying their flotation device (rescue buoy) which is a piece of lifesaving equipment used in helping support the victim’s and rescuer’s weight to make a rescue easier.
In some areas, lifeguards are indispensable: in a swimming pool, water park, or beach where there are risks of drowning, and there might be inexperienced swimmers who might not even have taken a survival swim lesson and go unsupervised.
What it takes to be a lifeguard and who are the most suitable for the job?
- Must be able to swim in various categories and conditions
- Be educated about water safety and get to know the special rescue equipment to be readily available
- Get trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) which can be provided by trained emergency medical technicians (EMTs)
- Pursue first aid certifications, such as Basic Life Support (BLS), which is appropriate for this profession
- Become a certified first responder which involves location specific training such as water rescue
- Know how to use a variety of first aids and equipment depending on requirements of their particular venue
A major benefit of becoming a lifeguard is that you can render first aid or CPR and be a potential lifesaver of someone in crises. Though such a job might not pay much, it will give you, however, a sense of accomplishment that provides satisfaction knowing you are protecting the life of others. Lifeguards are highly skilled important parts of public safety and have the opportunity to make a very positive impact on the lives of everyone they encounter. With all of these benefits, lifeguarding is a great profession to be a part of as a man or woman.
For more particulars, see Lifeguards in Dubai by DubaiBlog. The owner and founder of the site, Nico de Corato is a lifeguard & rescue diver and PR for Bergamo Scuba Angels—a sport association with the mission to perform water rescue activities—who knows what it means to be a part of a rescue elite team.