lifeguard supervising a school pool

The responsibility for pool safety at a school swimming pool rests with the pool owners and operators, along with each and every facility user.

Only when everyone is aware of, and following, the agreed rules and conditions of use can these facilities operate in a safe manner.

Royal Life Saving WA's Aquatic Safety Assessments have been designed to assist Schools in obtaining a better understanding of their current level of operation, enabling them to develop and offer improved standards and levels of safety.

These assessments are designed to assess an individual facility against industry best practice recommendations as detailed in the Guidelines for Safe Pool Operations (GSPO) and the Department of Health Code of Practice.

Assessments typically include:

  • Onsite assessment and observational study
  • Benchmarking against relevant regulations and safety standards
  • Safety Improvement Plan
  • Observation & Recommendations

Induction to Staff, Key Holders and User Groups

The induction to the pool site is an important tool to ensure the user is aware of their environment and new users have an orientation of all aspects and expectations of behaviour, skill and resources available to them. The induction to pool recognises items as and not exclusive to; Orientation, Rescuer Requirements, and Safe Pool Water Observations.

Do you provide an induction to the pool site for staff, key holders and user groups? Royal Life Saving can assist you to develop and conduct this induction. Contact us for a quote.

Aquatic Rescue Plan

Does your school have a specific plan in the event of a drowning at your pool? Royal Life Saving WA recommends all aquatic facilities have a current and practiced Aquatic Rescue Plan, and we can assist you in developing a plan for your school pool.

The inclusion of a rescue plan compliments the Department of Education's procedures for an Emergency and Critical Incident Management which require an action plan as; section 4, 4.3 Responses, 4.3.1 Evacuation, 4.3.2 Closure.

What is the process to follow for efficient communication and delivering best patient care? Allow Royal Life Saving WA to build you a comprehensive Aquatic Rescue Plan and deliver the product as a Professional Development session to teaching staff, key holders and hire groups.

  • Reduce the risk of a prolonged arrival time of an ambulance
  • Efficient plan through Action and Reaction
  • The aquatic rescue plan is for the pool site only and will be a value addition to current school governance.

Operation Manual and Procedures

Procedures for the operation of the pool and plant room are recognised in the Code of Practice, section 7 General Sanitation and Operational Requirements item 7.8; 7.8.2 Operation Manuals.

The Operation Manual offers assistance in the most effective and safe operation of your school swimming pool. It allows all staff to operate the equipment and rectify anomalies in the same manner. The manual guides in succession training of the pool for employee absences and employment turnover and assist with the longevity of your school asset. Contact us for more information.

Free Templates and Guides

Royal Life Saving has created free templates and guides for school swimming pools to assist in the operation of the pool.

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