Aquatic Facility Safety Endorsements
The RLS Aquatic Facility Safety Endorsement program has been introduced to highlight aquatic facilities achieving the highest standards in aquatic safety and risk management, with accreditation recognised as a sign of excellence within the National Aquatic Industry.

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Aim

The RLS Aquatic Facility Safety Endorsement program has been introduced to highlight aquatic facilities achieving the highest standards in aquatic safety and risk management, with accreditation recognised as a sign of excellence within the National Aquatic Industry.

The program involves completion of a combination of assessment processes every 12 months.

Stakeholders including facility patrons, rate payers and local Councils are able to identify a facility as having an emphasis on safety by its achievement of an Endorsement.

The overarching objective of the program from an Aquatic Facility’s perspective is to get a Platinum Endorsement by Royal Life Saving which demonstrates a continuing exemplary standard of safety management within the aquatic facility.

Endorsement activities:

In order to be eligible to be endorsed, aquatic facilities must successfully complete all program activities within a given financial year subject to a strict program 'Code of Practice'. The activities include:

  • RLSSA Aquatic Facility Safety Assessment x 1
  • RLSSA Mystery Guest Visit x2
  • Completed Keep Watch / Watch Around Water Partnership Agreement & Associated Collateral Pack (Annual)
  • Completed Risk Treatment Plan

Endorsement categories:

Endorsements will be valid for twelve months and should form an important component of the overall safety planning and continual improvement strategy for the aquatic facility. Endorsements fall into four categories:

  • Bronze Endorsement – is awarded when the aquatic facility has successfully completed all program activities and achieved a Compliance Score of at least 80% but less than 90% on the Safety Assessment.
  • Silver Endorsement – is awarded when the aquatic facility has successfully completed all program activities and achieved a Compliance Score of at least 90% but less than 100% on the Safety Assessment.
  • Gold Endorsement – is awarded when the aquatic facility has successfully completed all program activities and achieved a Compliance Score of 100% on the Safety Assessment for the first non-consecutive year.
  • Platinum Endorsement - is the highest endorsement available and demonstrates the aquatic facility has successfully completed all program activities for consecutive financial years, maintaining a Compliance score of 100% on the Safety Assessment each year to achieve the prestigious Platinum Endorsement.

Program eligibility

All public aquatic facilities, commercial swim schools and education institution pools are eligible to participate in the program.

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