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Aquatic Facility Safety Assessments

Risk management is an essential tool for the successful and continued operation of an aquatic or leisure facility. To this end, Royal Life Saving has introduced the Aquatic Facility Safety Assessment (AFSA), which provides an independent and comprehensive assessment of the operations of an aquatic facility.

Undertaking an Aquatic Facility Desktop AuditThe AFSA is based on the Guidelines for Safe Pool Operation, Australian Standards and relevant State and Territory legislation.

The AFSA is made up of:

  • Onsite Safety Inspection Checklist
  • Safety Score
  • Safety Improvement Plan
  • Observation & Recommendations

The AFSA provides recommendations for best practice for public safety, management and operation in aquatic facilities.

In line with the Guidelines for Safe Pool Operation, the areas the AFSA covers are general operations, emergency procedures, record keeping, first aid, plant room operations and chemicals, facility design, supervision, programming and specific aquatic areas such as wave pools and diving towers.

The increased demands on facility managers to improve safety standards and keep abreast of industry best practice can be difficult and time consuming. Often, the skills required to assess and improve safety are not available internally, yet risk management is an essential tool for the successful and continued operation of an aquatic or leisure facility.

To assist facility managers, Royal Life Saving has introduced the Aquatic Facility Safety Assessment (AFSA) to provide best practice recommendations for public safety, management and operation of aquatic facilities.

It is recommended that an AFSA is conducted at least annually.