I created this infographic using Canva. The purpose behind my infographic is to educate people on the emergency action plan of an aquatic facility. The design is meant to be basic and informational. I purchased a lifeguard image in order to better convey the message of the emergency action plan. I stuck to a few basic colors: red, blue, white mainly to keep the design less busy. Lifeguards are also usually identified in either a red or blue color so that was the reasoning behind the color palette choice.
The design starts with a lifeguard and a pool design captioned with “lifeguard scans the pool.” This is because this is where the EAP (Emergency Action Plan) begins. Then there is an eye and whistle image in the next step of the EAP. This represents when the lifeguard recognizes there is an emergency and they respond with a whistle blow to activate the EAP. Once the EAP has been activated by the whistle blow then other lifeguards are alerted and either help with the rescue or crowd control. Crowd control includes clearing the pool deck and facility of patrons.
The graphic also shows the role of the supervisor throughout the plan too. The supervisor is expected to call 911 and alert the front desk which is represented by the iPhone image. The supervisor then fills out an incident report and then debriefs the team before the pool reopens. I have been a lifeguard since I was 15. Therefore, I am knowledgeable about emergency action plans and the procedures of a rescue.
This infographic would be especially helpful to lifeguards working at an aquatic facility. It would be able to remind them of their role in this type of situation.