Sponsored by Mattioli and Metra Australia, the sixth annual Pool Safety Summit took place on Friday 13th October at Lifeguards@200 at the LSV State Centre.
With 200 members of the Industry attending, the Summit was intended to review, discuss and plan the future of public pools and aquatic safety and address a selection of current industry challenges.
Industry speakers presented on a range of topics including i) the Safer Public Pools project, ii) the Coronial Process, iii) Investing in Layers of Protection, iv) Chemical Safety, v) Watch Around Water and vi) Strengthening the Aquatic Industry.
The Summit began with presentations from Emergency Management Victoria and LSV providing an update and overview of the Safer Public Pools project and explaining the implications of the forthcoming Code of Practice. This was followed by an Industry and GSPO update from RLSSA.
After the break there were three Industry presentations, followed by Everyday Lifesaver presentations to Industry staff representing:
- Richmond Recreation Centre
- Thomastown Recreation and Aquatic Centre; and
- Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre
Each of the presentations recognised the great work of Victorian aquatic industry personnel whose quick actions contributed to saving a life.
Following lunch a unique mock trial into a drowning death was orchestrated by Hugh Selby from ‘Advocacy Matters’, with the final presentation being delivered by Gary Johnson on the importance of building layers of protection in and around pool safety.
A tradeshow was also in place and LSV would like to thank everybody for their attendance and input into this very successful event.
The presentations are available to view on the LSV website. Also available are the presentations from previous summit events.