Want to know more about your legal obligations with regards to managing swimming pools? Information on this page is designed to assist lifeguards to pool managers to keep up to date with relevant legal issues, changes in the law and case studies.
Broadly there are three principal areas of criminal liability under Health and Safety law which apply to swimming pools:
Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 is the corner stone of H&S law and this legal document sets out duties of employers to employees and members of public. The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 is the key legislative provision. It is a versatile and remarkable piece of legislation, clearly standing the test of...
The NPMQ is a new standard for the leisure industry. This qualification has been specifically designed based on feedback from the leisure industry so we know from Duty Managers, Operations Managers, General Managers and Directors that it is the right qualification for any level of management in our industry.
The NPMQ is a four day management qualification aimed at any level of manager in the leisure industry.
The course has been designed to ensure that on completion all candidates will have a full and thorough understanding of their legal responsibilities with regards to managing health and safety in a swimming environment. Furthermore, candidates will have a full and thorough understanding of their employer's legal responsibilities with regards to managing health and safety in a swimming pool environment.