Elias T. Hajjar – Water Sports supervisor – together with Esmail Bahadour Sachi – Diving supervisor – both under Royal Marine affairs Department – His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Office – recently completed PADI Pool and PADI Beach Lifeguard Course with PADI Course Director Mahmoud Elaskary – General Manager at Bel Remaitha Club.
The purpose of the PADI Pool Lifeguard Specialty Course and PADI Beach lifeguard Specialty Course is to teach students the skills needed to help recognize, prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Not only this but it teaches the skills needed to provide care for cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until Emergency Medical Services personnel take over.
The course includes on-land and in-water rescue skills along with the essential CPR and First aid skills. This ensures that people employed as lifeguards at swimming pools and/or beach fronts can work individually and as a team to undertake their duties in a professional and customer focused manner, thus ensuring the safety of water users.