Lifeguard Quiz

Test your knowledge of lifeguarding with our short 10 questioned quiz.

Question 1:

To whom does a lifeguard owe their primary responsibility?
The casualty
Any bystander
The ambulance crew

Question 2:

What is the main role of a lifeguard?
To prevent accidents
To give First Aid
To rescue a casualty in distress
To talk to the public

Question 3:

Which of the following describes intensive zoning?
All lifeguards looking in and around the whole pool
Each lifeguard has their own zone/section of the pool to observe
One lifeguard has their own zone and the other lifeguard oversee that area
None of the above

Question 4:

When would extensive zoning be used?
When there are lots of activities taking place
In a quiet irregular shaped pool with lots of blind spots
In a quiet rectangular pool
In a busy irregular shaped pool with blind spots

Question 5:

Which of the following is not a lifeguard hazard?
Talking to members of public for a long period of time
Being in the wrong position for a good view of the pool
Standing next to other lifeguards and chatting
They are all lifeguard hazards

Question 6:

What is the most important reason for wearing a uniform?
It looks smart
It is easy to swim in
It is easy to identify the wearer
It is comfortable

Question 7:

Why should a Lifeguard never wear jewellery when on duty?
It could injure a casualty during a rescue
It may hinder you during a rescue
It might break or become lost during a rescue
All of the above

Question 8:

Which of the following is not an important reason for attending staff training?
You have a legal duty to attend any training that is provided
It is the only time that you get together with all your colleagues for a social.
It enables you to keep your skills up to date
It gives you more confidence that you will be able to respond correctly in the event of an emergency

Question 9:

What is the correct difference between the lifeguard and the lifesaver?
A lifeguard does not have the correct rescue equipment, a lifesaver has.
A lifesaver fills out an accident report form, a lifeguard gives a verbal report to the emergency services
A lifeguard is a professional and has a duty to respond to an emergency, a lifesaver only has a moral responsibility
A lifesaver is trained, a lifeguard may or may not be trained

Question 10:

Which of the following is not an important reason to rotate your lifeguard station every 1/2hour?
So that you can have a chat to your colleagues
To enable you to remain alert
It is written in the NOP and it is important that all lifeguards adhere to this document.
So that all lifeguards can work in a variety of areas.