Aquatic Risk & Guidelines
For over 125 years, Royal Life Saving has provided support and guidance on best practice in aquatic risk management to government and industry reducing the occurrence and seriousness of incidents in aquatic locations.
Aquatic Risk and Guidelines

Information and services for aquatic environment owners and operators.

Guidelines for Safe Pool Operation
The GSPO is the recognised national industry standard that describes and makes recommendations as to the appropriate minimum standards of safety that should be attached to the design, ownership and operations of aquatic facilities.
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Aquatic Industry Snapshot

Royal Life Saving research for the Aquatic Industry indicates:

DivingBlocks
1246 Aquatic Facilities
Investment
$833 Million annual turnover by swim schools
CPR
45 Drowning Deaths in past 10 years
SwimmingFun
The average australian visits an aquatic facility 4.4 times per year
SwimmingPoolStep
236 Non Fatal drownings in Australia (05-15)

National Aquatic Workforce Report

Published in July 2020, the report analysed employee insights relating to working life, professional development and future needs of those working in the aquatic industry.

The report highlighted the value put on professional development. In particular, employees preferred face-to-face sessions over online, noting the opportunities this provided for networking in the broader industry.

Facility Safety Assessment
The easiest and most effective way to gain a true assessment of the level of safety and compliance within an aquatic facility.
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Safety Programs
Royal Life Saving provides a number of evidence-based risk management services and public awareness programs for waterway managers which educate staff and users on risks as well as promote safe aquatic behaviour.

OUR MAJOR PARTNER

The Australian Government provides significant support and funding for Royal Life Saving's drowning prevention initiatives and activities, including swimming and water safety education programs, community awareness campaigns and industry support.