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Beach lifeguards contract and costs (FOI)

Beach lifeguards contract and costs (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 03 April 2018.



Would you please provide the annual cost of the beach lifeguard service for the last 10years?


Would you please provide the date that the RNLI took over the contract?



The annual cost is calculated as follows:

In the absence of any agreement to the contrary, the Contribution for each subsequent Season shall be whichever is the higher of:-

(A – B + C) x 2%


(A – B + C) x D


A = the Contribution payable for the preceding Season

B = Agreed Deductions for the subsequent Season

C = Increased Lifeguard cost resulting from any additions to the Patrol List for the subsequent Season

D = Percentage increase in RPI during the calendar year immediately prior to the year in which the Season to which the revised Contribution is to apply commences.

The annual cost since the advent of the contract in 2011 are:

2011: £150,000

2012: £166,740

2013: £170,074.80

2014: £205,072

2015: £213,998

2016: £218,278

2017: £222,644


The first contract with the RNLI for the provision of a beach lifeguard service was signed on 13 June 2011. This was extended for a further five years on 16 March 2015.

Both contracts are publicly available (MD-E-2011-0084

RNLI Beach Lifeguard Service Contract (2011) 

and (MD-E-2015-0028

RNLI Beach Lifeguard Service Contract (2015)

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