Pool Safety



Pool

1. Is the water in the pool clear?


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2. Are skimmer gutters and gratings clean and free from algae slime and scum marks?


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3. Are pressure gauges fitted to filters and working?


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4. Are filter traps clear and adequately guarded to prevent injury to users?


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5. Is the swimming pool in a state of good repair?


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6. Are ladders/ramps/hydraulic lifts in good condition?


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7. Is the depth of the pool prominently and clearly marked - at least 100 mm in size?


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8. Is the wading (kids’) pool separated from the main pool by a four-foot barrier?


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9. Are pH and chlorine tests kits used to test the water quality regularly?


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10. Are pools free of entrapment and disembowelment hazards?


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11. Are pool rules posted for community use pools?


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12. Are depths marked at the side of the pool for each one-foot change?


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13. Is diving from the side of the pool prohibited where pool depths are less than 9 feet deep?


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14. Is diving from a diving board prohibited where pool depths are less than 11.5 feet and where the distance to the slope for the shallow end is less than 16 feet?


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Fire Safety And Emergency Response

1. Are safety rules, emergency information and evacuation routes prominently displayed?


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2. Is the fire alarm in working order and can the alarm be heard in this area?


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3. Is an approved first aid kit readily available and fully stocked?


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4. Is a resuscitation chart clearly visible?


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5. Are fire hoses/extinguishers in place, clearly marked and have they been serviced in the past 6 months?


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6. Is the area around hose/extinguisher clear for a 1 meter radius?


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7. Are fire exits signposted, unlocked, not blocked and can they be easily opened?


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8. Is a certified lifeguard/designated responsible person on duty whenever children 16 years or younger are within the pool area (community use pools)?


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9. Is the required rescue and emergency response equipment situated within the pool area?


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10. Is there an emergency action plan in effect including plan implementation training?


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Management Procedures

1. Are safe operating procedures displayed?


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2. Are Chemical goggles or full-face shield are used by the staff?


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3. Are the Elbow-length impervious gloves are used by the staff?


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4. Is Full length apron used by the staff?


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Pool Surroundings

1. Is the area clean and tidy?


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2. Are floor surfaces non-slip, unbroken and maintained in a safe condition?


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3. Is the pool deck non-slip and free of irregularities and fittings on walkway?