22 Jun

Guidance and best practice for health and safety in swimming pools

Half-day technical workshop

CIEH member: £65
Affiliate member: £115
Non-member: £115

Please note that this training will be delivered via the Zoom online platform. Please ensure that you are able to access this prior to booking.

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This half-day technical training workshop focuses on the practical and operational safety requirements for the maintenance of swimming pools in leisure facilities.

The workshop will deliver an examination of legal perspectives, focusing on criminal prosecutions and civil litigation, pool operations (HSG179 - Health and Safety in Swimming Pools, 2018 and BS EN 15288-1:2018, BS EN 15288-2:2018 and other guidance) and developing systems of work and risk assessment (Pool Safety Operating Procedure [PSOP], Normal Operating Procedure [NOP], Emergency Action Plan [EAP] and practical risk assessment in swimming pools and key industry contacts).

Why you should attend

  • Learn key lessons from recent incidents that have led to criminal prosecutions and civil claims, including some cases that were settled out of court
  • Gain insights into the practical and operational good practice principles of running leisure facilities
  • Expand your understanding of leisure specific risk assessments and operating documentation in leisure facilities
  • Discuss relevant legislation (including HSE guidance HSG179)

Who should attend

  • Environmental Health practitioners
  • Health and safety managers


Guidance and best practice for H & S in swimming pools programme

CPD: 3 hours and 30 minutes

Andy Ebben

Andy is a Chartered Member of IOSH and a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. He specialises in swimming pool safety, was a contributor to HSG179:2003 and prepared the first draft on swimming pool supervision for HSG179:2018. Andy was also the Managing Director of IQL Ltd, the commercial training arm of RLSS UK, was the RLSS UK Director of Education and has experience as a local authority safety officer. He has written a number of training manuals on pool and beach lifeguard operations and on the pre-hospital management of swimming pool aquatic spinal cord injuries.

Andrew is retained by solicitors, enforcing authorities, coroners and UK police forces as an expert witness in civil and criminal litigation and fatal accident enquiries. He regularly runs training courses in health and safety management and on swimming pool safety standards as a tutor for CIMSPA, IOSH and CIEH.

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