Are there records of daly poolside alarm and rescue equipment checks including spine board?

Are there systems in place for poolside cleaning and do they ensure chemicals do not enter the pool?

Are there procedures detailed in the NOP to stop access to the swimming pools when not in use?

Does the NOP detail the maximum bather load based on activity and also the maximum pool plant bather load?

Does the pool plant NOP detail the pool circulation rate and turnover rate?

Does the pool plant NOP detail where to take the water sample from?

Does the pool plant NOP detail the pool hall ventilation rates?

Does the plant room NOP have detailed instructions for filling the hopper?

Has a diving risk assessment been carried out?

Is there a clear system of work for pool inflatable set up?

How are inflatable guidelines displayed and does the NOP detail the maximum numbs allowed to use it?

What systems are in place for maintenance, hygiene and dry storage of inflatables?

Where diving blocks are used are there clear systems of work for their set up and recovery?

Sample three staff records for manual handing training.

Are there records of staff training in NOP,EAP, systems of work for hoist use, lane rope use, start blocks etc?

What training has been carried out for body fluid spills and faecal contamination (both for pool staff, Supervisors and Duty Managers)?


Are the supervision zones for each lifeguard and activity in the NOP?

Is the maximum time a lifeguard is expected to be on pool detailed in the NOP and is this less than 90 minutes?

Safety inspection
Swimming pool

Were lifeguards in position as expected at the time of the audit?

Are there barriers to prevent access to deep water from the changing village?

Are there physical barriers that cold obscure the vision of staff and have they been managed?

Are there sufficient pool depth signs in place? The depth of water should not be less than 1.5 m or there is less than 7.6 m forward clearance or where the freeboard is more than 0.38 m

Are there signs indicating where diving is allowed or not allowed?

Check the spine board straps, buckles and general condition?

Where a pool inflatable is used is the blower a safe distance from the pool edge (over 3 m) and are there trailing cables?

Changing village

Are the changing facilities well maintained (check lockers, cubicles, toilets, showers etc)?

Are there clear notices asking bathers to shower prior to swimming?

Plant room

What is the standard of housekeeping in the plant room?

Do the pool water tests show testing taking place prior to opening and a minimum of one test every four hours?

Are there COSHH assessments in place for all pool chemicals used and are they beside the chemicals?

Is there a spill kit available in the plant room?

Is breathing apparatus available for use, are the filters in date and are they clean?

Is PPE stored correctly?

Is there a system of inspection for all PPE (gloves, face masks and boiler suits)?

Are all chemical dosing lines clearly marked and identified?

Way systems are in place for the safe storage of chemicals (check that acids ad alkalis are stored separately and that opened bisulphate is in a sealed container)?

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.