Industry Updates

Platinum Pool Program

LSV would like to congratulate the operational and lifeguard teams at the following facilities who have recently been either accredited or reaccredited as Platinum Pools.

• Carlton Baths
• Casey RACE
• Don Tatnell

To achieve, accreditation, facilities had to undergo mystery guest visits, achieve 100% compliance in a Pool Safety Assessment and demonstrate active implementation of the Watch Around Water program. The receipt of Platinum Pool accreditation is recognised as a sign of excellence within the Industry.

RLSSA National Aquatic Industry Safety Awards

The National Aquatic Industry Safety Awards, are an initiative of the RLSSA and the National Aquatic Industry Safety Committee.

The awards are designed to acknowledge the achievements of Aquatic Facilities and their staff and formally recognize their committment to safety.
LSV would like to congratulate the following Victorian Facilities on their well deserved success in these awards.
Excellence in aquatic safety – by a facility
• Winner – Hawthorn Aquatic Centre
Best solution to an aquatic health and safety issue
• Winner – AquaPulse

Everyday Lifesavers

Let us know if you have any Everyday Lifesavers at your facility and ensure that they are properly recognised for their actions.

Everyday Lifesavers are those people whose actions save the life of another. This could include the rescue of a person with a pre-existing medical condition/injury or stopping somebody from getting themselves into a dangerous situation, before they require rescuing.

We are proud to support the Everyday Lifesaver campaign within the aquatics industry and are always excited to hear how facility staff and patrons are making a real difference in the community.

Faecal Contamination

Facilities should be aware that the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Water Unit updated the ‘Faecal Incident Response’ recommendaitons in August this year.

The changes impact recommended responses to both ‘solid’ and ‘liquid’ faecal incidents and also provides advice on what to do in the event of ‘surface contamination’.

All facilities are encourgaed to review the revised guidelines and ensure that their structures and responses are consistent with the recommendations.

A copy of the recommendations is available here.

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