The SLSA Operations app is a paperless patrol management suite produced by Surf Life Saving Australia for use by active surf lifesaving patrol members. The latest feature rich version is location based and uses your current location for weather details, rescue locations, tracking of roving patrols and assets and much more. Use the 'Activity feed' tab to see what is happening around your club/service for the current day. Push notifications will alert you when it's time to sign off. Use the Gear and Issues modules to perform gear inspections, view your clubs equipment and report gear issues.
Active patrol members such as Patrol Captains and Vice Captains can:
* Sign on/off a patrol
* Update the status of your Club, Lifeguard or Lifesaving service
* Record and update patrol members attendance
* Record and update patrol statistics
* Log hazards (rip currents etc)
* Log the location of your patrol (flags, tent etc)
* Log the location of hazards (stingers & sharks)
* Log the location of rescues (Single and Mass Rescues)
* Use the Tracker function to track the location of your Roving Patrols, Lifesaving Service Personnel etc
All the information that is collected in the app is made available to your local Surfcom in realtime for efficient service delivery and operations on the beach.
A new 'Surf Risk Rating' section has been added to allow specific members to perform Risk assessments (see your Lifesaving Operations Manager for access).
A new 'Gear' module allows users to view all the gear and equipment in their club and use the 'Issues' sections to log any issues against these items of gear. Gear and equipment audits can be done in this section however the user must hold a gear and equipment auditor award (contact your state). All gear and equipment check/audits will have the relevant fields updated in Surfguard against that piece of gear. The ‘successfully completed audit’ checkbox will only be ticked if all the checklist items are marked as ‘pass’ for that item.
In order to log into this app, an active Members Area account is required, which is available to all members of Clubs, Lifeguards and Lifesaving services. If you have a Members Area account but are not an active patrol member then you can still log in, although the patrol components will not be visible.
Please note that Victorian and Queensland clubs can use the app to view their Patrol Roster and access the Surf Risk Rating component however should not use this app for patrol management.
Home Screen: Your awards and officer positions can be viewed from the home screen. Other small interface changes have also been made
Roster checkboxes: the roster/members tab now has a checkbox next to each person. Tick to indicate that a person is attending patrol (and then update their status accordingly for subs or ‘excused’ etc), If left un-ticked then that person will be marked as a ‘no show’.
Dashboard (bottom menu): use the dash icon in the bottom menu to see your clubs real time attendance graph. Keep your eye out as we add more real-time graphs to this area throughout the season.
Tracker: Some bug fixes have been implemented and a distance counter added. You can also begin a track even if there is no patrol signed on for the current day
Gear (available from the top left menu): This area allows users to view all the gear and equipment in their club and any issues logged against these items of gear. Gear and equipment audits can be done in this section however the user must hold a gear and equipment auditor award (contact your state). All gear and equipment check/audits will have the relevant fields updated in Surfguard against that piece of gear. The ‘successfully completed audit’ checkbox will only be ticked if all the checklist items are marked as ‘pass’ for that item.
Issues (bottom menu): Any patrolling user who is able to sign on/sign off their patrol can view and log issues against gear and equipment. Users can comment on the issues and use this section to resolve it, keeping a history of the discussion and photos. Only people who are in the officer position in Surfguard called ‘Gear and Equipment Officer’ can set an issue to ‘closed’ once it’s been finalized.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Please fix the glitch with the app that automatically turns off the patrol when you have signed on.
Asking for redundant data time consuming.
This app is so much work. Asking for tide, weather and all kinds of data that could be read froM Bom or another data source. It takes forever to log an incident and is a nightmare to get real sign off time as dependency between new patrol signing in and the other singing out should be removed. This is built for small beaches with less than 8 people. It puts more admin on volunteers.
It does make swaps easier
Improving but still buggy
Great time saver when it works. Still issues with subs and duplicate entries.
- Surf Life Saving Australia Ltd.
- 10.6 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2018 Surf Life Saving Australia Ltd.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.