Guidance and best practice for health and safety in swimming pools

Half-day technical workshop

CIEH member: £85
Affiliate member: £135
Non-member: £135

How do I pay? Please click the book now button to complete the online booking. Please note payment for online bookings are card only.

To pay by purchase order, please email the details to [email protected], this is subject to your employer having this facility in place with CIEH. To speak with one of the team in our contact centre please call 020 7827 5800.

Available date:
9 October

This half-day technical 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





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