This qualification is aimed at those responding to incidents within the Swimming Pool, where constant Poolside Supervision is not recommended as outlined in Managing Health and Safety in Swimming Pools (MSG 179). The qualification is certificated through the Swimming Teachers Association
The course is made up of various components:
Theory topics include The legislative background, the swimming pool, Pool safety operating procedures, Hazard.
The sessions are delivered through means of discovery, group work and keynote presentations.
This section will be assessed by means of worksheet which will need to be completed and marked prior to the end of the course.
These sessions will be practical and will involve you not only completing the skill but also acting as a casualty for another learner. If you have any mobility issues please discuss this prior to booking onto the course.
Topics covered will include treatment of an unconscious casualty who is breathing normally, an unconscious Adult Sudden not breathing normal, an unconscious Adult who has drowned, a Junior who is not breathing and an infant who is not breathing normally. Also covered, is management of a casualty with a spinal cord injury, who is conscious, unconscious but breathing and not breathing normally.
This section is formally assessed by the tutor at the end of the course.
Pool Rescue Skills
Topics covered will include:
- Using poolside rescue aid (torpedo buoy and throw bag)
- Rescue to a casualty in the water by using a torpedo buoy,
- Effective treatment and landing for an unconscious casualty
- A casualty with a spinal cord injury
- Situations appropriate to Pool Emergency Responder where the incident has already occurred and you will need to respond to it.
The water section will be delivered in 4 sessions each of an 1 hour and half in duration each. You will need in addition to swimming costume, t-shirt, shorts and a towel for each session in the water.
This section will be assessed by worksheet which will need to be completed prior to the end of the course and formal assessment by the tutor at the end of the course.
First Aid Skills
This section of the course covers dealing with a user of the Pool. The qualification does not comply with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations of 1981.
This section will be assessed by worksheet which will need to be completed prior to the end of the course
If you have any questions prior to booking please let us know.