On Friday 17th May, LSV hosted 100 representatives from the Aquatic Industry, for a combined practical and theoretical workshop geared at meeting the new Supervision compliance requirements set out in the Royal Life Saving Society Australia – Guidelines for Safe Pool Operation (GSPO).
The aim of the workshop was to provide education and resources to assist industry analyse, understand and implement systems of pool supervision that are adaptable, effective and resourced appropriately to manage the environmental, user and activity related risks inherent to Victorian aquatic facilities.
The key output was to marry the above three risk categories and develop i) a Supervision Risk Assessment and ii) a Supervision Deployment Plan that addresses those factors at different times of the day, week, year within the context of a specific aquatic environment. LSV will make templates available on the LSV Pool Safety resources page in the coming weeks.
With the Supervision Section of the GSPO coming into effect ahead of the 2019/20 summer season, the overarching workshop objective was to ensure compliance with the requirements to underpin improved aquatic supervision in public pools.
LSV would like to thank Nathan Simandl, Senior HSE Adviser – YMCA Victoria and Alek Olszewski, Operations Manager – Western Leisure Services for your presentations and contribution to the program and for showcasing the great initiative your respective organisations are undertaking to keep the communities safe in your venues.