SLSA Code of Conduct

Part of SLSA Policy Statement Member Protection Policy, Policy Number 6.5, November 2012
PART B: CODES OF CONDUCT
SLSA requires every individual and or organisation bound by this policy to:

1. General

(a) respect the rights, dignity and worth of others;
(b) be fair, considerate and honest in all dealings with others, and be a positive role model;
(c) make a commitment to providing quality service ;
(d) be aware of, and maintain an uncompromising adhesion to SLSA’s standards, rules, regulations and
policies;
(e) demonstrate a high degree of individual responsibility especially when dealing with persons under 18
years of age;
(f) contribute to the provision of a safe environment to the conduct of all activities within surf lifesaving;
(g) abide by the relevant role specific codes of conducts outlined below.

2. Surf Life Saving Team Leader

An SLSA Team Leader (eg. Patrol Captain, ORB Skipper, etc.) will:
(a) agree to abide by the code of conduct.
(b) be responsible for the overall safety and well-being of the members of the patrol
(c) maintain a ‘duty of care’ towards team members, an accountability for the management of the team and a responsibility for the actions of the team members
(d) have a sound knowledge of SLSA policies, responsibilities and lifesaving techniques, and ensure that the conduct of the patrol is in accordance with these policies and guidelines.
(e) foster a collaborative approach to the management of the patrol.
(f) treat the general public with respect and communicate with them in a professional manner
(g) be a positive role model for surf lifesavers and SLSA.

3. Surf Life Saving Team Manager

An SLSA Team Manager will:
(a) agree to abide by the code of conduct.
(b) be responsible for the overall safety and well-being of team members and officials when travelling with a team.
(c) maintain a ‘duty of care’ towards team members and an accountability for the management of the team.
(d) have a sound knowledge of SLSA policies, responsibilities and competition rules, and ensure that the conduct of the affairs of the team is in accordance with these policies and guidelines to the management of the team.
(f) be a positive role model for surf lifesavers and SLSA.

4. Surf Life Saving Age Manager

An SLSA Age Manager (junior activities) will:
(a) agree to abide by the code of conduct.
(b) be responsible for the overall safety and well-being of the group .
(c) be responsible for the group’s learning.
(d) take time to plan and prepare the activities delivered to the group.
(e) foster a collaborative approach to the management of the group.
(f) instill enjoyment and fun in what they do.
(g) be a positive role model for surf lifesavers and SLSA.

5. Surf Life Saving Coach An SLSA Coach will:

(a) agree to abide by the code of conduct.
(b) be responsible for matters concerning the coaching, training and development of surf lifesavers.
(c) provide positive feedback to participants.
(d) treat all participants equally.
(e) maintain a ‘duty of care’ towards others and an accountability for matters relating to training and competition.
(f) have a sound working knowledge of SLSA policies, rules and regulations and coaching techniques.
(g) actively discourage the use of performance enhancing drugs, and the use of alcohol, tobacco and illegal substances
(h) ensure that any physical contact with others is;
(i) appropriate to the situation
(ii) necessary for the persons skill development
(i) provide a safe environment for training and competition.
(j) be a positive role model for surf lifesavers and SLSA.

6. Surf Life Saving Official

An SLSA Official will:
(a) agree to abide by the code of conduct.
(b) be responsible for matters concerning the development of surf lifesavers and the conduct of competitions.
(c) maintain a ‘duty of care’ towards others and an accountability for matters relating to training and competition.
(d) have a sound working knowledge of SLSA policies, rules and regulations.
(e) be impartial and accept the responsibility for all actions taken.
(f) ensure that any physical contact with others is;
(i) appropriate to the situation
(ii) necessary for the persons skill development
(g) provide a safe environment for training and competition.
(h) be a positive role model for surf lifesavers and SLSA.

7. Surf Life Saving Athlete An SLSA Athlete will:

(a) agree to bide by the code of conduct
(b) be fair, considerate and honest with others
(c) operate within the riles of SLSA including national, international and doping the Anti- Doping Policy Guidelines
(d) be professional in, and accept responsibility for your actions
(e) show concern and caution towards others who maybe sick or injured
(f) be punctual and dressed accordingly
(g) be a positive role model

8. Surf Life Saving Administrator/Director/Officer

An SLSA Administrator/Director/Officer will:
(a) agree to abide by the code of conduct. (b) be fair, considerate and honest with others.
(c) operate within the rules of SLSA.
(d) be professional in your actions. Your language, presentation, manner and punctuality should reflect high standards.
(e) resolve conflicts fairly and promptly through established procedures.
(f) maintain strict impartiality.
(g) maintain a safe environment for others.
(h) show concern and caution towards others.
(i) be a positive role model for others.

9. Surf Life Saving Parent/Guardian

A Parent/Guardian of an SLSA member will:
(a) remember that their child participate in surf lifesaving for their own enjoyment.
(b) focus on their child’s efforts and performance rather than winning and losing.
(c) show appreciation for good performance by all participants.
(d) never ridicule or yell at their child or other children for making a mistake.
(e) respect officials decisions and teach their children to do likewise.
(f) not physically or verbally abuse or harass anyone associated with the activities (eg. coach, official, age manager, etc.).
(g) be a positive role model for others.