Audit

Start decimeter recording. Take pictures and videos.

Quick pictures of people and property including lifeguards and swim instruction.
Bather load count
Guards on rotation

Was I approached and welcomed by staff?

Select date

People

Are people behaving in ways that reduce risk of injury, accident and complaint?


Give names of those who are successful and those who provide coaching opportunities below.

Staff
Professionalism

Uniform Standards
Lifeguards - logo shirt or swimsuit, name tag, black shorts, whistle, rescue tube in position, fanny pack, proper footwear.
Instructors - logo swimsuit, shirt and black shorts, or aquatard; name tag and whistle.
Volunteers - red logo shirt or vest unless in water.

All staff on deck wear appropriate uniform, avoid excessive communication unrelated to work, use open and confident posture, and address members politely and respectfully.

How many staff?

Name(s)

Description

Lifeguards
Rotation 1
Rotation 2
Rotation 3

Rescue tubes are held across front, with strap across chest and slack adequately controlled.

How often?

Name(s)

Photo

Guards are positioned to scan and access the top, middle and bottom area of zone of responsibility within 10/10 rule.

How many positions are in prime location?

Position

Description

Photo

Guards are actively scanning top, middle and bottom of zone within 10/10 rule.

How often do guards appear to scan with vigilance?

Name(s)

Video or photo taken

Video or photo

Rotating guards change positions and communicate about zone without breaking 10/10 scan.

How often do guards rotate while maintaining scan?

Name(s)

Photo

Fanny pack of guard checked and complete.

Name(s)

Guards address inappropriate behavior immediately with Q1Q2.

How often do guards use Q12?

Name(s)

Did guard need assistance?

Give details of event.

Drill initiated and scored during safety check.

Drill

All guards passed

Name(s)

Outcome

Instructors

Are swim classes, group lessons, or group practices in session?

Group
Group Type

Number of participants
Number of instructors

Instructors are in a position most beneficial to class, to view participants constantly and speak to individuals when needed.

How often are instructors in safe position?

Name(s)

Description

Add media

Feedback is immediate and appropriate for class participants.

How often is feedback given?

Name(s)

Description

Direction is understood by participants.

How often do participants change behavior based on feedback?

Name(s)

Description

Class is tailored toward ability levels of participants.

How many participants actively participate during class?

Name(s)

Description

Visiting Staff

Are staff from other departments on deck?

Are staff in uniform, professional, and performing their duties?

Group name(s)

Name(s)

Are staff promoting safety by role modeling good behavior and addressing others when needed?

Group name(s)

Add media
Volunteers

Is there one or more volunteers on deck?

What support is the volunteer providing?

Support

Name(s)

Are volunteers promoting safety by role modeling good behavior and addressing others when needed?

Members, Participants, Guests

All swimmers under 18 are marked with a swim test band.

How many are marked?

Are members engaged in their classes?

Description

Members know deck rules and uphold them.

How many members follow rules?

Description

Property

Deck

Complete rules are posted.

Where are complete pool rules located?
Which pool?

Do rules include shower before pool?

Where are shower rules posted?
Which pool?

Rules include no breath holding.

Swim test rules are posted.

Where are swim test rules located?
Which pool?

Slide rules are posted.

Where are slide rules located?
Which pool?
If group session is in progress, do signs clearly indicate group name?

Group name

Tiles and grates are in good condition around all pools.

Around which pool are tiles in need of attention?

Description

Add media

Is deck free of standing water in walkways?

Is there any sign giving indication of hazard?

Description

Add media

Is deck free of clutter accessible to public?

What is the condition of the showers on deck?

Stairs are clean and in good condition.

Add media

Pool

Can you see all grates at bottom of pool? Check water clarity.

Which pool is in need of closure?

Has it been closed?

How many depth changes are open for free swim?
How many float lines are in place?

Are the float lines at the beginning of substantial depth change?

What is the purpose of float line position or absence?

Are the lines in good condition?

Description

Are the lane lines in good condition, showing no cracks or wear?

Add media

Is the crash pad at the bottom of the kiddie slide in good condition?

Add media
Equipment

Are slides, boards and blocks marked closed if not in use?

Describe

Add media

Is slide free of leaks, cracks, hazards?

Description

Add media

Personal protective equipment is plentiful and in good condition.

What is the condition of the PPE? First aid, masks, tubes, gloves

Is the AED stored properly and in good condition?

Is the oxygen stored properly and more than half full?

Records

Business

Is the work schedule accessible by all staff?

Are all participants registered for applicable classes?

Training and Certifications

List names of staff requiring certifications and on deck.

Cert(s)

Name(s)

Are drill logs are up to date and compliant? Each guard should have completed all drills each quarter (at least 2/month).

Add media

Do in-service logs include agenda and attendance?

Add media
OSHA

Are cleaning chemicals stored and locked?

Description

Are chemicals labeled according to standards?

Description

SDS book available?

Is the book up to date?

Description

Health Department
Pool
Select pool chemical log

Guards are checking chemicals about every two hours.

Current pH

Closed

At what measurement was CPO called?
Current Chlorine?

Closed

What was measurement when CPO was called?
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.