The development, usage and promotion of any body of water carries with it a residual level of risk to those partaking in aquatic based activity. The primary responsibility of Commercial Learn to Swim management in relation to their swimming pools and spas is to prevent incidents, to recognize incidents or their potential and to manage incidents or their potential.
In order to address and respond to the level of risk associated with aquatic amenities in the Commercial Learn to Swim & School Pool industries, the Royal Life Saving Society Australia (RLSSA) has produced the Guidelines for Water Safety - Commercial Learn to Swim & School Pools. These guidelines offer direction and assistance in the areas of water safety, injury prevention and superior best practice management.
The Guidelines for Water Safety - Commercial Learn to Swim & School Pools is relevant for any swimming pool that is used primarily for the running of swimming lessons or other aquatic educational programs (specifically supervised activities), whether they be available to members of the public, for club members or previously enrolled children, or strictly for the children attending the school at which the pool may be located.
The Guidelines for Water Safety - Commercial Learn to Swim & School Pools is designed for:
- Swimming pool and facility operators
- Maintenance personnel
- Managerial personnel
- Industry bodies
In the commercial learn to swim and school pool sector.