22 Sep

Guidance and best practice for health and safety in swimming pools

Half-day technical workshop

CIEH member: £75
Affiliate member: £125
Non-member: £125

Time: 9.30 to 13.30

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 day-to-day operation of swimming pools where water-related activities are the main business (e.g. communal and leisure pools) or provided as an additional service for the public (e.g. hotels, campsite and school pools).

The workshop will discuss legal perspectives, highlighting relevant criminal prosecutions and civil litigation and consider swimming pool operation, systems of work (pool safety operating procedures (PSOPs), normal operating procedures (NOPs) and emergency action plans (EAPs), and practical risk assessment, as well as relevant guidance, best practice and other sources of information including HSG179 - Health and Safety in Swimming Pools, 2018 and BS EN 15288, and topic areas such as lifeguard zone visibility tests (LZVT), Natural Scan:20 and assisted lifeguard technology (ALT).

Why you should attend
• Learn key lessons from recent incidents that have led to criminal prosecutions and civil claims
• Gain insights into the practical and operational good practice principles of swimming pool operation
• Expand your understanding of swimming pool specific risk assessments and operating documentation
• Discuss relevant guidance, best practice and further sources of information

Who should attend
• Environmental health practitioners
• Health and safety managers


Guidance and best practice for health and safety in swimming pools programme

CPD: 3 hours and 30 minutes

Leigh Simmonds is Managing Director of Quality Leisure Management Ltd (QLM), a consultancy specialising in providing health and safety support to sport, leisure and culture operators, trusts and organisations across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Leigh is a leisure management graduate and has been a member of CIMSPA since 1999, having worked across various roles in the leisure industry as well as local authority. Leigh has a broad range of expertise and experience, including NEBOSH and environmental health qualifications and accreditation to IOSH and IIRSM professional bodies. Leigh is a Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner and listed on the Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register.
Notably, Leigh has worked with the HSE Policy Unit, developing guidance available to download nationally as best practice and is an active member of IOSH, chairing the IPD peer review interview process, part of the assessment for Chartered Membership, as well as having authored for Croner loose-leaf publication.  Leigh has worked as a health and safety enforcement officer and in civil protection, as a category one responder for the Council covering major incidents.  Leigh has been retained by solicitors, enforcing authorities and other bodies as an expert witness in both civil and criminal litigation and fatal accident enquiries and investigation.

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