The safety of bathers in swimming pools is enshrined in the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 however the skills to suitably and sufficiently assess risk, identify acceptable controls and train staff can be complex given the myriad of pool designs and bespoke risks involved at leisure facilities. If a person who is not competent in pool risk management cannot adequately control the risk, the consequences can be fatal. 

The course is produced and delivered by Andy Ebben BEM of Aqua Leisure Safety, a leading expert on swimming pool safety and an one of the UKs premier expert witnesses for both criminal and civil cases in relation to swimming pool safety. 

This course will cover (but not limited to): 

  • General duties of the swimming pool operator. 
  • What a suitable and sufficient assessment of bather safety should include. 
  • Lifeguard zone visibility assessments 
  • Use of lifeguards and drowning detection systems. 

Participation in the event carries a maximum CPD value of 3 hours (core activity) for the REHIS Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Scheme. (The amount of CPD claimed should be reflective of new knowledge gained at the event). 

This event is £30 to members and £60 non-members – booking is essential 

Please complete the registration form below and return by email to Cameron Mc Auley at and copy to Jane Barks at 

For the flyer and booking form see here- SC Swimming Pool Safety Training Event – Flyer Booking Form 2024

  • Event Date
    22/03/2024 9:30 am
  • Event End Date
    22/03/2024 12:30 pm
  • Event Location
    MS Teams
  • Additional Files