The Patrol Audit Program is a standardised process of assessing compliance of patrols to lifesaving service agreements and standard operating procedures each season. Results of the audits are used in an annual competition where each of the 21 Clubs compete against each other for cash prizes.
Throughout the season a number of audits will be done at each Club. These are completed by volunteer assessors who agree at the beginning of the season to do one audit at each of the 21 Clubs throughout that season.
Once completed the audit forms then go to the SNB Branch Office where members are checked to ensure they are proficient in their listed awards. If any member listed in the awards section is found not proficient in that award the relevant points for that award will be deducted from the final score.
Scores are totalled at the end of the season, with the Club with the highest point score being announced as the winner for that season. At the 2018 Awards of Excellence, 13 of our 21 Clubs received funds as a result of this point score competition.