Drowning risk: Lifeguards are responsible for ensuring pool and beach safety, which involves the risk of drowning.
Dehydration/Heat Exhaustion: Lifeguards must remain vigilant for long periods in the sun, risking dehydration and heat exhaustion.
Injury: Lifeguards must be physically fit to respond quickly to potential incidents, and risk injury during rescue attempts.
Liability: Lifeguards must be vigilant to ensure the safety of others, and may face legal liability if an incident occurs.
Liability Insurance: Lifeguards may need to obtain special liability insurance to cover incidents that occur while on duty.