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Lifesaver Activity Badge

How to earn your badge

  1. Demonstrate and explain how you would perform a rescue using the following:
    • shout and/or reach
    • throw a buoyancy aid
    • throw a rope
    • wade
    • tow with an aid
    • clothing tow
    • support tow.
  2. Reach the standard of one of the following:
    • RLSS UK Survive and Save Silver for the Medallion, Stillwater or Beach award
    • RLSS UK Survive and Save Gold for the Medallion, Stillwater or Beach award.
  3. Explain and, where possible, demonstrate methods of rescue used in cases of:
    • a person and a pet falling through ice
    • a house fire
    • gas poisoning
    • a car accident
    • contact with a live wire.

 Each young person who participates in the Programme, including badges and awards, should face a similar degree of challenge, and requirements can be adapted according to each young person’s abilities.  For more information and practical tips see our guidance on flexibility.


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