When taking under 5s into an open water environment, supervision means:
When with a group, always ensure there is a designated supervisor who undertakes a regular head count of all children.
Ensure there is constant visual contact by a competent adult.
Adults stay within arms’ reach of children.
The adult supervising should not be distracted by mobile phones, or chatting to friends/family.
Being ready to respond at any time help is needed.
Check all nearby water hazards first if a child is missing.
Ensure you know the 4 Rs of Bystander Rescue and how to perform child CPR before entering this environment. Complete the ‘Learn Child CPR’ lesson later in this module.