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Safety in Swimming Pools A public safety issue. Colin McCready. Drowning Statistics RoSPA. Public Pools 2001 – 7 2002 – 8 2003 - 11. PAS 39. PAS 65. What is the industry doing. HSG 179 – Management of health and safety in swimming pools

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Safety in Swimming Pools

A public safety issue

Colin McCready

drowning statistics rospa
Drowning Statistics RoSPA

Public Pools

2001 – 7

2002 – 8

2003 - 11

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PAS 39

PAS 65

what is the industry doing
What is the industry doing
  • HSG 179 – Management of health and safety in swimming pools
  • BSI PAS 65 – General management, code of practice
  • BSI PAS 39 – Water treatment plant and systems, code of practice

Measurement

  • Audit against the specification
  • National Pool Safety Award from the ISRM to inspire public confidence.
pas 65 key criteria section 5
PAS 65 Key Criteria (section 5)
  • Safety Documentation
    • Policy statements
    • Risk assessments
    • Records
  • Safety Systems
    • PSOP (Pool safe operating procedures)
    • Normal Operating Procedures and Emergency Action Plans
  • Monitoring Measurement and Review (HSG 65)
    • Performance evidence should be available
pas 65 key criteria section 6
PAS 65 Key Criteria (section 6)
  • Lifeguarding
    • Supervision times and zones
    • Numbers required
    • Positions
    • Specialist sessions
    • Uniform arrangements
    • Communication arrangements
pas 65 key criteria section 8
PAS 65 Key Criteria (section 8)
  • Pool Supervision
    • When a pool requires continuous lifeguarding
    • Difference between programmed and unprogramed sessions
pas 65 key criteria section 9
PAS 65 Key Criteria (section 9)
  • User groups (customers)
    • Child admission policy
    • Swim Teaching arrangements
    • Child protection arrangements
    • Special needs,
      • language, disability,
pas 65 key criteria section 10
PAS 65 Key Criteria (section 10)
  • Activities Management
    • Swimming Lessons
    • Aqua Aerobics
    • Inflatables
    • Sub Aqua
    • Canoeing
pas 65 key criteria section 11
PAS 65 Key Criteria (section 11)
  • Pool Features
    • Flumes
    • Waves
    • Diving boards
    • Spas
    • Rivers and Rapids
    • Water canons
    • Bubble jets
pas 65 key criteria section 12
PAS 65 Key Criteria (section 12)
  • Training
    • Minimum content of qualifications
    • Induction and ongoing training
    • Training records
pas 39 key criteria
Biological Content and monitoring

Chemical Content and Monitoring

Filtration and Disinfection Arrangements

Clarity

Temperature water & air

Water balance

Dilution with fresh water

Closure Parameters

Outlets and grills (hair entrapment test)

Chemical storage handling and use

PAS 39 Key Criteria
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Audit Findings

CATEGORY ONE (Certification)

MINOR AFI’s – Only

CATEGORY TWO (Pending)

Major AFI’s - Written action plan required

CATEGORY THREE (No Certification)

Major AFI’s - Reassessment required

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SAFETY DOCUMENTATION

and SYSTEMS

MINOR - Lack of ongoing training records, e.g. Fire drills

MAJOR - NOP lacks significant detail against MHSSP

MAJOR - Significant absence of risk assessment

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PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT AFIs

MINOR - Balance tank access cover proud and rusting

MAJOR - Pool outlet velocity too high

MAJOR - Unsecured access to pool

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LIFEGUARDING AFIs

MINOR - No policy regarding affects of other employment on lifeguard tiredness

MAJOR - Mystery visit identified lack of vigilance I.e. lifeguard talking for 20 minutes

MAJOR - Mystery visit identified lifeguards standing together for extended period

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ACTIVITIES & USER GROUPS AFIs

MINOR -lack of procedure for localised overcrowding (small pool)

MINOR - Inflatable ‘dry’ storage policy inappropriate

MAJOR - Under 8’s ratio of 5 to 1 for 5-7 year olds exceeds PAS 65 Guidance