The Swim School Health and Safety Award is designed to help swim school owners understand their legal duty with regard to health and safety. It covers the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) and a range of regulations that are relevant to swim schools, the basics of pool plant, water quality, and the HR policies and procedures that should be in place. It helps swim schools run a safe and successful business and develop an integrated management system to assist with health and safety compliance.



About the Swim School Health and Safety Award (SSHSA)

The Swim School Health and Safety Award (SSHSA) is an 18-hour course. It is delivered online, in a variety of layouts to fit within the demands of a swim school. The course is aimed at swim school owners and those working within a swim school with responsibilities for health and safety.

This award has been designed to help swim school owners understand their legal duty with regard to health and safety. The following content is covered with a focus on how it is relevant to a swim school owner.

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • A range of regulations from The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations, COSHH, PPE, PUWER, LOLER, Fire Safety Order etc.
  • External Hire Agreements / Contracts
  • The basics of pool plant capacity and tests
  • HR policies and procedures
  • Swim School Accreditations

The SSHSA is designed for anyone who owns their own swim school, anyone working within a swim school with responsibilities for health and safety, pool owners or franchisees who allow swim lessons to be carried out in their pool. This course is essential for those who would ultimately be held responsible if an incident occurs and need to understand their legal obligation to run a safe and successful swim school business.


Prerequisites

This qualification is aimed at candidates aged 18+.


Delivery method

SSHSA is delivered using workshops, hazard perception, scenario-based discussions and case studies. Candidates use workbooks containing key syllabus information to complete tasks, activities and make notes/actions to help once they return to their swim school. The course is delivered remotely via an online platform to allow for discussion and interaction.

For more information, email [email protected] or call us on 0300 323 0096.


Assessment method

SSHSA is assessed in two parts- theory multiple-choice questions (MCQ) and a short project.


Cost

The course costs £295+VAT.


Book on to a course

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To book onto a SSHSA online tutored course please email [email protected]  


Testimonials

Don’t just take our word for it, read about what our customers say about the training and award:

“I found the Swim School Health and Safety Award incredibly useful and got a lot out of it.  It is great to have a Health & Safety course relevant to our industry.”

Kelly, Swim School Owner

“I found the Swim School Health and Safety Award to be very informative, and it strengthened my knowledge in several areas. The regulations for pool owners and swim schools were explained, as were the implications of failing to have systems in place. The course ran at a good pace and an appropriate level. I would thoroughly recommend anyone hiring out a pool for lessons or running a swim school to attend this course.”  (10 years)
Justine, Swimming Teacher (17 years) and Swim School Owner 

"This course has identified something that I feel is missing in our industry. So many of us start our own swim schools because of our passion for teaching growing into a business. One of our core values is keeping our swimmers and staff safe. I signed up to the course to make sure that as a business we’re doing everything we can to support this.   When I registered for the course, I saw it as one of those that we “need” to do. I didn’t expect to find myself enjoying it… Sharon is a great tutor and her passion for the subject shines through. This brought the topic to life through a mix of presentations, case studies, questions, and group work which kept it interesting and engaging. A very useful course that has helped me develop my knowledge in this area. I fully recommend it to help keep you, your staff, and swimmers safe. 

Lucy, Swim School Owner


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