|Title||A national lifesaving plan to prevent drowning and injury in New Zealand, 2005 - 2010|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2007|
|Conference Name||World Conference on Drowning Prevention|
|Publisher||International Life Saving Federation|
|Conference Location||Porto, Portugal|
Ã‚ÂPeople are drowning at beaches throughout New Zealand. Unfortunately the vast majority occur when the Surf Lifeguards are not patrolling OR at locations where there are no patrols. The National Lifesaving Plan provides a framework to do something about this. It intends to best meet the provision of all surf lifesaving activity in New Zealand through to 2010.
It is imperative that any plan has clear and obvious connections to the Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) mission ‘preventing drowning and injury in New Zealand’. Upstream it is the means for the organisation to substantially contribute to the central governments strategy of ‘a watersafe New Zealand, free from drowning’.
Surf Life Saving has identified the four (4) causal factors associated with drowning and set realistic and achievable goals to counteract each of these factors. Five (5) interrelated objectives support these goals and together will provide the framework for coordinating work under the strategy.
At the core of the plan is strategic direction and effective coordination. This means policy development, resourcing, reviews along with essential research and development that will infiltrate all parts of the Surf Life Saving and ultimately contribute to work under each of the goals. In short this ensures an evidence based and measurable approach to prevent drowning in New Zealand.
The Surf Life Saving New Zealand Lifesaving Plan and its operational rollout into programmes and initiatives is based on qualitative and quantitative analysis including:
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