School Pools

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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.

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

These assessments have been designed to ensure that they are able to assess an individual facility against the industry best practice recommendations (as detailed in the Guidelines and the Department of Health Code of Practice).

Typically the service includes;

  • 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 can assist you to develop an Aquatic Rescue Plan for your school pool.

Royal Life Saving Society WA recommends all aquatic facilities have a current and practiced Aquatic Rescue Plan. The inclusion of a rescue plan compliments the Department of Education procedures for an Emergency and Critical Incident Management do 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 Society WA to build you a comprehensive Aquatic Rescue Plan and deliver the product as a Professional Development to the teaching staff, key holders and hire groups.

  • Reducing 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.

Free School Pool Safety Review

The primary safety review has no cost involved.

The primary safety review is to assist the school pool operator to be aware of the requirements of the safe operation of their aquatic area, pertaining to the Department of Health WA Code of Practice for swimming pools. Following this safety review you will be delivered the recommendations for compliance. Please contact Royal Life Saving to commence correspondence for this free service.

Operation Manual and Procedures

Procedures for the operation of the pool and plant operation is 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 Safety Review of School Swimming Pool

Please contact Royal Life Saving for a free primary safety review of your school swimming pool.

Free templates and guides for School Swimming Pools

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Royal Life Saving has created free templates and guides to assist you to operate your school swimming pool.