Sun Smart at the Pool

Want to be a Sun Smart Lifeguard? Want to provide a Sun Smart work environment at the pool?

We’re here to help. Sun Smart Saskatchewan offers a range of supports to help pools across Saskatchewan provide a safe working environment for their lifeguards.



Get educated with your staff!


Watch our video with your lifeguards to help them become aware of the risks and the ways to stay safe on the job this summer.

Use our Video Discussion Guide to take the learning further.

Request a presentation! We’ll come to you! Do you have an orientation day or staff meeting planned? Sun Smart will deliver the training at your pool. Contact us to book a training! Email or call (639) 635-3082.

Remind your staff! Hang this Sun Smart Lifeguard Poster in your staff room. Don’t forget to post the UV Index daily and put this poster in a highly visible spot. If you didn’t already receive a larger version of poster and an erasable version of the UV Index poster in the mail, let us know! We would be happy to mail one to you. Email or call (639) 635-3082.

Make it fun! Make sun safety fun with these ideas to Motivate Your Staff.

Looking for information for your pool patrons? We have that, too! Download our Sun Smart at the Pool Poster or request a larger, glossy version! We would be happy to mail it to you! Email or call (639) 635-3082.

(Resources were adapted with permission from Sun Safety at Work Canada. For more resources check out their website: )

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Be a Sun Smart Lifeguard!

Lifeguards are outdoor workers. Outdoor workers are up to 3.5 times more likely to be diagnosed with skin cancer.

Make sun safety part of your OHS strategy

Awareness and personal protection measures are great, but there is so much more we can do to provide a safe work environment. Sun exposure is an occupational exposure and should be treated like any other hazard in the workplace.

Read these tips and ideas to get started!

Find out where you’re at. Complete a Baseline Assessment from our partner at Sun Safety at Work Canada.

Want to know where your pool is at and where there are opportunities for improvement? Sun Smart can walk you through the assessment and help you brainstorm solutions. Contact us for details or download the assessment to do it yourself.

Take Action! Download the Guide for Managers to help you make your pool a safe place to work. What are engineering controls? Administrative controls? We break it down for you and give you examples of actions to take at the pool.

Make it stick! Download the list of Policy Considerations.

Solar UV and heat illness safety should be incorporated into your regular OHS system. A policy is at the core of a model sun safety program.

Depending on the size and regulatory structure of each pool, pool managers may have the authority to enact a sun safety policy. Alternatively management may need to work with the Health and Safety Committee of a municipality to incorporate a sun safety policy into your OHS system.

For support to review your existing policy to help starting from scratch, get in touch with us! Email or call (639) 635-3082.

(Resources were adapted with permission from Sun Safety at Work Canada. For more resources check out their website: )


From resources and training for awareness and personal protection, to support for developing policy and procedures. Wherever you are, whatever you need, we have something for you! And if you don’t find it here, get in touch with us!

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