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AquaSafe New Zealand was formed in 2006, with the primary objective of water safety research and event lifeguarding services. Since then, the company's focus has broadened to include the supply of aquatic rescue equipment, resuscitation kits, defibrillators, and providing specialist services to the aquatic safety sector.
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The managing director of AquaSafe New Zealand, Dr Jonathon Webber is an Advanced Qualified Lifeguard with over thirty years' experience at Piha Beach on Auckland’s West Coast. He is the Senior Advisor in Lifesaving to Pakistan Aquatic Life Saving, and a Life Member of Surf Life Saving Northern Region and the Piha Surf Life Saving Club. For Surf Life Saving Northern Region, Jonathon has held the roles of Director of Regional Services, Director of Lifesaving, Duty Officer, and Chair of the Operations Committee. He is a founding member of the International Drowning Researchers' Alliance and is a co-opted member of the New Zealand Resuscitation Council's Executive Committee.
 
Jonathon has authored, co-authored and reviewed several journal articles, reference texts, and national surf life saving policies. He has presented and published work on human factors in lifeguarding, drowning detection and response, lifeguard perception and performance of CPR, leisure-related injuries at NZ beaches, airway management, and first aid training and resuscitation in the aquatic environment. His recently completed doctoral thesis "Prevention | Rescue | Resuscitation" investigated the influence of New Zealand lifeguarding practice on global drowning prevention.

AquaSafe New Zealand's other team members are engaged on a project-by-project basis, depending on the need for specific skills and expertise. All of our team are highly experienced and qualified, and we have access to local and international published experts in the fields of drowning prevention, risk management, accident investigation, event safety, lifeguarding, occupational health and safety, drowning detection, aquatic resuscitation and emergency care. Our team are all active practitioners in their fields, thus ensuring they bring a real-world, evidence based approach to the projects we employ them on.

 

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