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Princess lifeguards on duty - or not
« on: November 21, 2019, 01:34:48 PM »
"In 2016, Princess Cruises began advertising for lifeguards to man its onboard pools, however the employees would only work on Asian cruises.

One advertisement read: “Be the Consummate Host and delight our passengers by monitoring and operating all water-based recreation facilities including, opening, closing and monitoring the safety and volume of the swimming pool and general activities around the pool areas including environmental issues. Assist with investigating any medical situations or security matters that may arise, and promptly report to Deck and Medical and work with Security team to correct any Security issues in order to maintain a safe and secure shipboard environment …”

The employee is charged with “monitoring the pool areas” and “keeping pool areas clean”, and “efficiently and calmly reacts to incidents where any individual may be in need of minor first aid or lifesaving actions (prior to the medical team’s attendance)”.

A Princess Cruises spokesperson told Cruise&Travel Asia: “With Princess Cruises’ expansion into China, a decision was made to have swimming pool monitors in Asia where widespread proficiency in swimming is far less likely than in other regions.”

In Australian waters however, parents must supervise their children at all times when using the pools, as there are no lifeguards on duty."

https://cruisepassenger.com.au/lifeguards-on-cruise-ships-is-anyone-watching-your-kids/

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Re: Princess lifeguards on duty - or not
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2019, 01:48:08 PM »
The employee is charged with “monitoring the pool areas” and “keeping pool areas clean”, and “efficiently and calmly reacts to incidents where any individual may be in need of minor first aid or lifesaving actions (prior to the medical team’s attendance)”.

I wonder if their responsibilities extend to removing articles from vacant deck chairs after the alloyed time expires?