|(a) Waterfront supervision. A waterfront manager or
director who holds a current lifeguard certificate or its equivalent
shall be required to manage and direct all water-related activities
in the non-swimming and swimming areas.
(b) Lifeguards required. A lagoon shall provide lifeguards
(1) alcohol is sold, served, or allowed to be brought
(2) motorboats are used or allowed;
(3) the lagoon is open to the general public;
(4) the lagoon is used for the recreation of youth
groups, including youth camps, childcare, or school groups;
(5) unsupervised children under the age of 14 years
are allowed; or
(6) users enter the water from any height above the
deck or wall, including from diving boards, drop slides, starting
platforms, or climbing walls.
(c) Minimum number. A minimum of two lifeguards shall
be provided for each swimming area. In the non-swimming area of the
lagoon, the owner or operator shall have a lifeguard safety plan in
place that defines the number of lifeguards for non-swimming areas
(1) The number of lifeguards shall be sufficient to
provide adequate supervision and close observation of all users at
(2) The number of lifeguards shall be sufficient to
allow for alternation of tasks such that no lifeguard conducts surveillance
activities for more than 60 continuous minutes.
(d) Surveillance. Each lifeguard shall be given an
assigned surveillance area commensurate with ability and training.
(e) Other assigned duties shall not distract. Lifeguards
conducting surveillance of users shall not be assigned duties that
would distract the lifeguard's attention from proper observation of
the users, or that would prevent immediate assistance to persons in
(f) In-service training. Lifeguards shall be provided
with alertness and response drills and other training, including:
(1) a pre-season training program to refresh skills;
(2) review of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
standards for responding to formed-stool contamination, diarrheal-stool
contamination, vomit contamination and contamination involving blood;
(3) a continual "in-service" training program totaling
a minimum 60 minutes each week for each lifeguard; and
(4) performance audits as recommended by the ARC, Young
Men's Christian Association, or equivalent aquatic safety organization.
(g) Records kept on-site. Records of each lifeguard's
certification, including expiration dates, and in-service training
records, shall be kept on-site for at least three years.
(h) Emergency action plan. An Emergency Action Plan
shall be developed for the lifeguards and shall contain at a minimum:
(1) a list of emergency telephone numbers;
(2) the location of the first-aid kit and other rescue
equipment such as the AED, BVM, and the backboard;
(3) a response plan for inclement weather such as thunderstorms,
lightning, or high winds, including evacuation areas; and
(4) a plan following Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention standards for responding to formed-stool contamination,
diarrheal-stool contamination, vomit contamination, and contamination
(i) Safety equipment. Lifeguards shall have access
to safety equipment, including:
(1) An Occupational Safety and Health Administration
(OSHA)-compliant 24-unit first aid kit housed in a durable weather-resistant
container and kept filled and ready for use. The kit shall include
disease transmission barriers and cleaning kits meeting OSHA standards.
(2) A number of backboards equipped with a head immobilizer
and sufficient straps to immobilize a person to the backboard, in
locations sufficient to affect a two-minute response time to an incident.
(3) At least one portable AED and one BVM kept in a
secure location that can be easily and quickly accessed by lifeguards
or other trained personnel.
(4) Platforms or stands are required where water surface
area is greater than 2,000 square feet or where the depth of the water
is greater than 5 feet and shall include a protective umbrella or
sunshade high enough to give lifeguards a complete and unobstructed
view of the area of responsibility for the lifeguards.
(j) Personal equipment. Each lifeguard shall be provided:
(1) uniform attire that readily identifies the lifeguard
as a staff member and a lifeguard;
(2) a rescue tube with a strap;
(3) personal protective devices, including a resuscitation
mask with one-way valve and non-latex, non-powdered, one-use disposable
gloves worn as a hip pack or attached to the rescue tube; and
(4) a whistle or other signaling device for communicating
to users, other lifeguards, or staff.
(k) Equipment for lifeguards for surf lagoons. In addition
to the requirements for lifeguards in this section, lifeguards for
surf lagoons shall be provided with any equipment necessary to reach
the deepest area of the surf lagoon during an emergency. The equipment
shall be accessible to all lifeguards, clearly labeled as "For Lifeguard
Use Only" and shall be available at all times the surf lagoon is open
and used for surfing.