Lifeguard (Beach and Pool UAE Certified)

  • Sir Bani Yas Island-Al Ruwais, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Full-time
  • Company Location: Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara

Company Description

Sir Bani Yas Island is a protected wildlife sanctuary just off the coast of Abu Dhabi, founded by His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Home to free-roaming animals, including the near extinct Arabian Oryx, the island offers a distinct escape from the world. Located on the north shore between a lagoon and the open ocean, guests of Desert Islands also enjoy access to the facilities of sister resorts Al Sahel and Al Yamm.

Job Description

·         Assist the Recreation Supervisor to manage effective operations of the Recreation department in meeting the standards of the resort.

·         Schedule and regularly conduct routine inspections of areas including swimming pool, villa pools and the beach areas adhering to regulations required by the local authorities.

·         Maintain appropriate standards of conduct, dress, hygiene, uniform, appearance and posture of all recreation employees.

·         Monitor and control the inventories for operating equipment and supplies.

·         Adhere with the enforcement of risk management, safety policies, regulations and procedures.

·         Monitors accident, incident and emergency situation reports.

·         Works in a safe manner and reports unsafe activity and conditions. Follows safety policy and procedures concerning safety, reporting and monitoring as per standards.

·         Assist the management for conducting a rehearsal of the Emergency Action Plan at least once every two weeks before beach/pool opens.

·         Ensure that designated swimming areas and facilities are maintained in clean and safe conditions.

·         Provide storage for all lifeguard and boundary marking equipments.

·         Brief the Pool attendants on rules and regulations of the recreational areas.

·         Assist in setting up and maintaining all safety signage and emergency equipments in line with the municipality regulation.


·         Is responsible for the safety of guests and employees that are inside the designated swimming areas (beach/pool) during the posted business hours.


·         Must be a certified Life Guard of any of the world Life Guard Associations and of active status.

§  Artificial Resuscitation (mouth-to-mouth)

§  Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)


·         Is responsible for the  safety set-up at the beach/pool which includes:

§  Set up of the life saving floatation devices along the shoreline/around the pool.

§  Correct flag (colors) must be put up during business hours.

§  Rescue Surfboard/Boat ready on the shoreline.

§  First Aid Kit at the beach/pool chair/post.

§  Posting of business hours.

§  Depth of the pool (s).

§  Water & Air Temperatures.

§  Wind force/Wind speed

·         Is responsible for keeping swimmers / snorkel out of boat tracks or any other hazardous area.

·         Is responsible for responding to any emergency within the hotel / resort swimming area / pool area.

·         Is responsible for ensuring that all Water Sports activities or Pool Activities are executed according to the Security Rules.

·         Is responsible for a temporary replacement while taking a break for any reason.

·         Performs related duties and special projects as assigned by the recreation Manager or his/her delegate.

·         May be called upon at time to perform other related tasks not specifically included in this description.

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