Brighton Beach Lifeguard Service

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Dear Brighton and Hove City Council,

Please can you provide me with the following information about the Brighton Beach Lifeguard Service:

1. the number of beach lifeguard employed by the Council, split between whole time staff and seasonal staff.

2. the number of supervisory and managerial staff within the service, again split by whole time and seasonal staff.

3. Job descriptions for each position / job title within the service

4. The approved budget and a detailed Income & Expenditure account for the service for the last three financial years at the most detailed categories recorded on the Council's finance system. If this information is available at a monthly level please provide at that level.

5. A fleet list of vehicles and vessels used by the service including make/ model / registration numbers

6. the times / date covered by the service.

7. the number of fixed posts manned by lifeguards

8. details of the number / type of incidents attended for each of the previous three years.

Yours faithfully,

Mr A Schofield

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Please find set out below the information in response to the above
request:

 

 

 

1. the number of beach lifeguard employed by the Council, split between
whole time staff and seasonal staff.

 

 

Seasonal Staff – mid May – early September

17 Fixed Term Contracts

2 x Fixed term Job share (as in 2 persons)

18  x Casual Contracts

4 x  Casual Coxswains

 

 

2. the number of supervisory and managerial staff within the service,
again split by whole time and seasonal staff.

1 x Seafront Operational  Manager - Permanent

5 x Seafront Officers - Permanent

1 x Coordinator 1^st March – September 4th

1 x Coordinator 1^st April – 1^st October

2 x Coordinator 23^rd July – 4^th Sept

 

3. Job descriptions for each position / job title within the service

See various attached

 

4. The approved budget and a detailed Income & Expenditure account for the
service for the last three financial years at the most detailed categories
recorded on the Council's finance system. If this information is available
at a monthly level please provide at that level.

See attached report

 

5. A fleet list of vehicles and vessels used by the service including
make/ model / registration numbers

 

5  quad bikes as below all Yamaha Grizzly’s 350cc

1. EU16 UKP

2. EU16 UKS

3. EU16 UKT

4. EU11 EWS

5. EU12 DVV

 

Seafront Truck

Ford Ranger 2500cc turbo diesel
HV58 HXM

 

Patrol Boat

Power Vessel type

Manufacture – RIBCRAFT

5.8m RIB
Outboard Engines of twin 60’s (Yamaha FT60GETX) – 4 stroke

 

 

6. the times / date covered by the service.

The Seafront Office operates 365 days of the year from 6am – 7.30 pm in
the bathing season, from 6am – 6pm in the Autumn/Spring and 6am – 5pm in
the Winter. 

Lifeguard Service – Bathing season only

The English bathing water season as stipulated by the Environment Agency
and Defra is 15^th May – 30^th September nationally and each local
authority shall choose their own season dates accordingly.  Each year the
season in Brighton and Hove begins and ends on the start of the late May
bank holiday and the end of the first week in September.  This year these
dates fall on 28^th May and 4^th September. 

From East to West the lifeguard service is in operation at the following
station locations and times:

 

·         Saltdean: 1130 – 1730 (School summer holidays only). BN2 8SQ.
Beach code BE01.

·         Rottingdean: 1130 – 1730 (School summer holidays only). BN2 7HR.
Beach code BE02.

·         Ovingdean: 1130 – 1730 (School summer holidays only). BN2 7AF.
Beach code BE03.

·         Duke’s Mound / Nudist Beach (just west of Marina): 1130 – 1730.
BN2 1EN. Beach code BE04.

·         Brighton Pier East: 0930 – 1900. BN2 1PS. Beach code BE05.

·         Brighton Pier West: (Between Albion groyne and Donut groyne)
1130 – 1900. BN2 1TD. Beach code BE06.

·         Brighton Central: (In front of Seafront Office) 0930 – 1900. BN1
2FN. Beach code BE08.

·         Brighton West pier: (between West pier and Norfolk groyne) 0930
– 1900. BN1 2LN. Beach code BE09.

·         Hove Lawns: 0930 – 1900. BN3 2FR. Beach code BE01. Beach code
BE10.

·         Hove West: (by King Alfred) 0930 – 1900. BN3 4GP. Beach code
BE12.

·         Hove Lagoon: (towards Western Esplanade) 1130 – 1730 (School
summer holidays only).       BN3 4LX. Beach code BE15.

 

7. the number of fixed posts manned by lifeguards

 

See above

 

8. details of the number / type of incidents attended for each of the
previous three years.

See attached reports for 2015, 2014 and 2012.  We do not hold a summary
report of incidents covering 2013.

 

 

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