Accommodation Facility Safety Tips

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With Western Australia’s beautiful climate, swimming pools are a popular part of the holiday experience for many travellers. Aquatic activity is a big part of the WA culture and serves as a major attraction for people coming to visit our state.

How can Hotels, Motels, Caravan Parks and other accommodation facilities ensure their pools are as safe as possible for guests? How can operators and Owners ensure that they are compliant with all relevant law and not exposing themselves to prosecution or litigation?

Royal Life Saving Society WA has extensive experience in conducting safety audits at these facilities and has an in-depth understanding of the relevant regulations and guidelines that must be adhered to.

Royal Life Saving can perform an assessment of your facility and provide you with a report and written action plan clearly outlining what you need to do to stay compliant and keep your pool safe.
The assessment includes:

  • WA Department of Health – Health Act & Regulations
  • WA Department of Health - Code of Practice for the Safe Operation of Pools
  • WA Pool Fencing Laws – as per the WA Rules for Pools and Spas
  • Australian Standard – AS1926.1 Pool Safety Barriers

Top 3 safety issues for pools at Accommodation Facilities

We also see the safety issues that commonly affect these facilities, which include:

  • Guests come from a variety of cultural backgrounds and many are unfamiliar with how to safely use and enjoy a swimming pool. In many landlocked countries, swimming is simply not a pastime people are familiar with and this can have potentially deadly consequences when enjoying swimming facilities in countries like Australia. Royal Life Saving can assist with water safety signage including signage information in a variety of languages and has information targeting specifically at-risk groups. Ask us for details.
  • Hotels and accommodation facilities commonly have guests who are children. These children and their parents or carers are in an unfamiliar environment and may not be aware of the potential risks a swimming pool poses to a small child. Royal Life Saving’s Watch Around Water resources are a vital method of getting the parental supervision message to patrons.
  • Guests at hotels and accommodation facilities often enjoy alcoholic beverages during their stay. Drinking alcohol in, on and around water will significantly increase a person’s risk of drowning. Managing alcohol consumption around water is an important issue.

For more details or advice on safety at your accommodation facility please complete the form below and we will contact you.

  • For more details or advice on safety at your accommodation facility please complete the form below and we will contact you.

Request a quote for your Swimming Pool

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Royal Life Saving has qualified safety assessors who can help you ensure you swimming pool meets all safety standards.

Free templates and guides for Swimming Pools

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

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Gain the skills and knowledge to operate swimming pool plant and equipment associated with Group 2, 3 or 4 swimming pool. These pools are usually Hotels, Motels, Caravan sites, Mine sites, Schools, Hospitals, Learn to Swim Pools, and more

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Whether you're a business, a sporting club or a group of friends getting together to learn new skills, Royal Life Saving WA can offer a group session for your private group of 8 people or more. We'll tailor our training courses to suit your group's specific needs.

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