Club policies



Orewa Surf Life Saving Club Constitution 

SLSNR Safeguarding Guidelines

GN01 - Wearing of High Visibilty Vests Policy

GN02 Code of Conduct - February 2017

GN03 Complaints Policy - February 2017 

GN05 Member Protection Policy - November 2017

Brand Manual



EQ01 - Stand Up Paddleboard Use - September 2012

EQ02 - All Equipment Use - May 2013

Powercraft Document - 2012



- Please treat the clubhouse with respect.
- Members and guests are requested to act in a responsible manner at all times that will reflect only goodwill towards our voluntary service.
- The lounge, kitchen, bunk room and toilet areas (upstairs) are a "dry zone". ALL wet bodies, wetsuits, swimwear and towels to be kept in the
gear shed and shower area downstairs.
- Be a tidy kiwi and clean up your own mess - others use the facilities.
- Put things back where they belong.
- Overnight accommodation at the Clubhouse is primarily for lifeguards.
- The consumption of alcohol inside the clubhouse is not permitted. Smoking is not permitted in the clubhouse.
- Promptly report and damage to Shaun Green 021 2558479


- All gear is to be washed and put away in the correct place after use. If your child is not tall enough to put away the gear safely, 
you must assist them.
- Your coaches will let you know which gear you are able to use.
- The locked gear is only to be used while at club training sessions when a nominated coach is in attendance. Some of this gear
is privately owned. Do not use under any circumstances.
- There is a training pool of gear that is available for you to use outside these sessions. You are responsible for putting this gear
away after use.
- Club equipment is for MEMBERS ONLY. You must be wearing club togs if you wish to use this gear even after hours.
NO non-member friends.
- Members without a 200m patch can only use boogie boards.
- All damage must be reported immediately. If your coach or a senior member is not present, you must notify your coach by phone.


200m Safety Badge (200m patch) - for Junior Surf members

- Junior Surf members MUST attain their 200m patch before they can train or compete in water events which go beyond waist depth. 
This is a mandatory safety requirement which demonstrates that members are confident in the ocean and capable of returning to
shore if they are seperated from their equipment.
- To gain a 200m patch, members must complete a 200m ocean swim with 1 minute treading water in under 8 minutes total using a competent freestyle stroke. Members who attain this level will be provided with a higher level of water event training. The club runs
200m patch trials on a periodic basis over the season.

Surf Life Saving Certificate - for parents, guardians, coaches and assistants.
- All helpers, coaches, assistants and officials responsible for children in water events must attain a minimum of the Surf Life
Saving Certificate.

The examination includes;
- 200 metre swim in 4 ½ minutes, OR, Run ? Swim ? Run (100m x 100m x 100m) in under 5 minutes.
- Towing a patient in a rescue tube a minimum distance of 30 metres. The rescuer wears fins.
- All helpers for swim and board events and training will be required to have fins.

5:1 ratio supervision
As another STRICT mandatory safety requirement, we require a minimum supervision ratio (in any water activity, regardless of depth) of 1 adult IN THE WATER per 5 children. On rough days, we may increase this number. If we cannot reach the required ratio, the water events will be cancelled.

Police checks
As further protection for our junior and senior members and the organisation as a whole, SLS Northern Region now requires that a police check be carried out on all adults in direct contact with children. This is a check for ?crimes against children and those of a vulnerable nature? ONLY. Any concerns are notified to the SLSNR CEO only and are treated with utmost confidentiality.

Associate membership
All people who wish to contribute or participate directly with the nipper training sessions as a coach, team manager, or coaching assistant (including parent helpers) must hold or obtain a minimum of Associate membership with Surf Life saving New Zealand. As a financial member of SLSNZ you are covered by SLSNR indemnity insurance in the event of accident or injury.