Cllr Brian Dennehy
Lifeguard Coverage North Beach Rush
COMHAIRLE CONTAE FHINE GALL
FINGAL COUNTY COUNCIL
BALBRIGGAN/SWORDS AREA COMMITTEE MEETING
[Services A – Operational Matters]
Thursday, 11th January 2018
ITEM NO. 26
Question: Councillor B. Dennehy
"To ask the Chief Executive to put measures in place to have the North Beach
Rush manned with life guard coverage this coming summer in anticipation of the
North beach receiving a good water test report on completion of the Rush
Sewage network scheme?"
The recruitment and selection process for employment of Temporary Beach
Lifeguards for the Bathing season 2018 will begin in February 2018. Rostering of
lifeguards to beaches takes account of specific requirements for a particular
beach (i.e. if additional lifeguards are required) and also the usage and
demographic of that beach, and the appropriate number of lifeguards is
rostered accordingly. In addition, factors such as Bank Holidays, and any local
events such as festivals will be included when drawing up rosters.
We endeavour to have the maximum lifeguard coverage available across the
widest spread of beaches throughout the Bathing Season.