Keeping patrons safe as they celebrate all things WA

7 June 2022

The Burswood Park Foreshore was a hive of activity on Monday, with the WA Day Festival in full swing on the day to celebrate all things Western Australian!

A team of lifeguards from Royal Life Saving WA’s Workforce Solutions unit was on duty to ensure the safety of festivalgoers as they celebrated along the banks of the Swan River from 12pm onwards.

Despite no scheduled waterway activities for the festival, maintaining the safety of patrons at a large-scale event close to a major waterway is paramount. The presence of our lifeguard crew along the foreshore acted as a strong, highly visible and reassuring presence throughout the event. All lifeguards are fully trained in First Aid and CPR and can assist during an emergency if required.

four lifeguards working at the WA Day FestivalOur team of professional lifeguards was tasked with conducting foot patrols along the foreshore and maintaining constant supervision of the adjacent waterway to ensure it remained clear of people. The team operated in two shifts of four and were fully equipped for lifeguard duties.

Shift Officer Cheyne Landy oversaw the afternoon shift with lifeguards Kaylee Halse, Daniel Scott and Olivia Dowding on duty, before they handed over at 4:30pm to second Shift Officer Jamie Barton and his crew of Brooke Frantom, Jasmin Perry and Holly Younge who worked the evening shift until the event concluded at 9:30pm.

In what turned out to be a beautiful day to celebrate WA, our crew ensured all who attended the celebrations could return home safely afterwards. 


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