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
- Poolside Safety Operating Procedures
- Hazard identification and control measures.
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 during the course 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. You will need to not only do the skill, but also act as a casualty for other course delegate. One of the skills will be lifted out of the water. If you do not need to
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 delivered by means by Keynote presentation. It will be assessed by worksheet which will be completed during the course and marked prior to the end of the course
If you have any questions prior to booking please let us know.
Confident in the water
Able to retrieve a Submersible manikin from bottom of Swimming Pool
Over 16 years of age
Terms & ConditionsThe following terms apply to all bookings made through the website www.swimmingpooltraining.co.uk
in the case of request for transfer:
More than 4 weeks before commencement date first transfer at no charge, subsequent transfer, 25% of amount charged
Between 2 - 4 weeks before Commencement date 25% of amount charged
Less than 2 weeks before Commencement date 50% of amount charged
In the case of cancellation:
More than 4 weeks before commencement date Full Refund
Between 2 - 4 weeks before Commencement date 50% of amount charged
Less than 2 weeks before Commencement date 100% of amount charged
In the case of late attendance for course
Less than 15 minutes from the stated time of the start of each day. Delegate will be allowed to continue with the course but maybe required to stay behind at the end of the day to complete any assessment/paperwork or learning
More than 15 minutes but less than 30 minutes from the stated time of the start of each day Will be at the Tutors discretion whether the learner will be able to continue. The learner must have contacted the tutor prior to the official start time . The tutors decision is non negotiable . If the leaner is unable to continue, they will forfeit any money paid or invoiced.
More than 30 minutes from the stated start time. The learner will not be able to continue with the course and will forfeit any money paid or invoiced .
In all cases, notice of cancellation must be confirmed in writing addressed to the contact details on the booking confirmation email.