Accommodation Facility Safety Tips

In a climate like the one we enjoy here in WA hotel swimming pools are a popular part of the holiday experience for many travelers. Aquatic activity is big part of the WA culture, and serves as a major attraction for people coming to visit our state.

So how can hotels and other accommodation facilities ensure their pools are as safe as possible for guests?

Top 3 safety issues for pools at Accommodation Facilities

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. 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 enjoyed swimming facilities in countries like Australia.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
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Free templates and guides for Swimming Pools

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