Lifeguards are tasked with ensuring the safety of swimmers, surfers, and other water activities participants in swimming pools, water parks, campgrounds, and city and state beaches.
Lifeguards must be physically fit and strong swimmers. They are typically trained in CPR/AED first aid and must pass rigorous certification tests in lifesaving and water safety instruction, which are coordinated through the American Red Cross and other organizations. Depending on the lifeguard program, these water safety professionals must be adept at all manner of water rescue using standard water safety equipment and, in some environments, watercraft and motor vehicles.
Every venue and program will have varying requirements, but typically lifeguards are expected maintain the safety of the swimmers and spectators in and around the water. Lifeguards must be able to identify hazards and prevent accidents; instruct swimmers on water safety; maintain a safe swimming environment; react and respond to incidents based on lifeguard training and contact EMS and 911; and be ready to render first aid and CPR.
Our lifeguard and water safety expert witnesses have experience in pools, beaches, state parks, and other venues. They consult on standards of care, lifeguard qualifications, testing, and water incident investigations.
ForensisGroup has successfully matched attorneys and insurance companies with the most trusted of water safety experts from around the country for 25 years. Please complete and submit an expert request form or call us at (800) 555-5422 for more details about retaining a reputable lifeguard expert witness for your case or investigation.