TRINITY HYDRO CENTRE NORMAL OPERATING PROCEDURES
A. POOL DIMENSIONS.
Width 3m. Length 5m approx ,Depth 1.30m
B. MAXIMUM BATHER LOAD.
Min 2 max 11 in the pool including babies and an instructor.
C. FIRST AID EQUIPMENT.
First aid equipment is in the reception behind the counter. It is the
responsibility of outside agencies to supply there own first aider .
D. EMERGENCY TELEPHONE.
The emergency telephone is situated behind the counter in the
reception. Emergency services can be telephoned by dialling
999.Address of pool: 24 Trinity Road, London, SW17 7RE
E. POTENTIAL RISK FACTORS.
An appreciation of the main hazards and users at risk is needed for
planning safe procedures. Examples of general potential risk factors
1. Prior health problems (heart conditions, asthma, and epilepsy)
2. Food, alcohol, drugs before swimming.
3. Youth and inexperience, (in public sessions children under 16 must be
supervised by an adult)
4. Weak/non-swimmers straying out of their depth.
5. Unauthorized access
6. Diving into water of insufficient depth (minimum depth for diving 1.8m)
7. Unclear water preventing casualties from being seen.
8. Absence of or inadequate response by teacher/coach/ helper,
9. Glare of light on the water.
10. Inappropriate swim wear or equipment.
11. Inappropriate use of facilities and equipment.
12. Running fighting or pushing.
13. Tag games
14. Throwing games
15. Swimming underwater
16. Chewing whilst in pool
F. Physical hazards include .
1. Slippery floors
2. Weak or missing drain covers
3. Shower tray
4. Steps and rails
5 Glare from lights
6. Unlocked plant room
7. Depth of water
8. Poor floor condition
9. Changing room areas
10. Use of electrical appliances
11. Pool surround and water temperatures
G. AWARENESS OF RISK BY POOL USERS
Awareness of potential hazards may be drawn to users’
1. Notices in the changing rooms and pool side
2. Leaflets to clients and outside lettings
3. References in contracts of outside lettings
4. Oral reminders where necessary .
H. INSTRUCTORS/TEACHERS/COACHES AND TUTORS.
Must hold a current lifesaving qualification (R.L.S.S. National Rescue Test for Teachers and Coaches of Swimming or the National Pool Lifeguard qualification or necessary qualification for particular activity and renew it as required. Need to have a thorough knowledge of NOP & EAP and Potential Risk factors. Be prepared to enter the water. Be prepared to administer First Aid and or rescue Breathing/CPR Must record damage to pool facilities or observations on water quality in the pool maintenance book situated in the plant room .
I. GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS TO BATHERS RELATING TO
HYGIENE AND SAFETY .
1. Children under 16 years of age are accompanied by an adult
2. No glass items are brought into the changing rooms or on to the pool
3. Any swimmer behaving unhygienically or using foul language is told to
leave the pool.
4. Plasters are removed before entering the pool
5. Bathers complaining or ear ache or sore throats do not swim
6. Bathers wear appropriate swimming
costumes; largebaggy shorts/outer wear/pj are not suitable
7. Bathers remove chin straps from swimming hats
8. Bathers do not use metal handrail around the pool on entry or exit.
9. Children who are not “potty trained” must wear specialised costumes
to prevent fecal release.
10. No dogs or other pets are allowed in any part of the building or in the
11. All areas used to be left in a clean and tidy condition
12. Hires should ensure that those arriving at or leaving the premises do
so in a quiet manner, which does not disturb the neighbours.
13. No smoking in any part of the premises
14. No outdoor shoes to be worn in the pool or attached buildings.
15. Nobody with a verruca should swim unless wearing a verruca sock
16. Bathing caps must be worn.
17. Plant room door is to be locked at all times
18. The heaters in the changing room area should not be covered or
interfered with .
Users of the pool should not wear any jewelery such as earrings, necklaces or bracelets. Rings should only be plain rings (e.g. wedding ring)
TRINITY HYDRO CENTRE
EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN
THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES APPLY AT ALL TIMES
A. EMERGENCY IN THE POOL OR ON THE SURROUNDS OF THE POOL
The swimming teacher/tutor, lifeguard, licensee will take control or the situation until the emergency services arrive. Swimming teacher/tutor, lifeguard or licensee should clear the pool.
The rescue should then follow as:
1. Access the situation
2. Do not enter the water unless it is necessary
3. Rescue equipment such as reaching poles are positioned by the pool.
4. In the event of a spinal injury, there is NO spinal board available. The
casualty should be stabilised in the water until the emergency services
arrive. The Swimming Teacher/ Tutor should have knowledge of the
management of spinal injuries.
5. Emergency Services can be contacted by dialing 999 from the telephone in the reception area. They must be informed that there has been an aquatic accident.
6. Administer artificial ventilation or CPR as required.
CASUALTIES WHO HAVE RECEIVED CPR OR ARTIFICIAL VENTILATION MUST RECEIVE MEDICAL ATTENTION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
7. CPR and Artificial Rescue Breathing should continue until medical
assistance arrives or the casualty resumes heart and/or breathing
8. All accidents must be recorded in the accident book in the first aid box in the foyer and reported to the relevant authorities.
B. FIRE EVACUATION PROCEDURES.
(This procedure will also apply to bomb threats, major structural failure, emissions of toxic gases and any other incident required the building to be evacuated).
1. On discovering the fire call 999 on the telephone in the foyer.
2. The pool should be cleared and exit the building by the emergency
3. THE EMERGENCY EXITS ARE SITUATED AT THE FRONT OF THE
RECEPTION AREA AND THROUGH THE BACK OF THE POOL
4. During hire to outside agencies and pool parties a register must be
kept of all persons in the pool area and this should accompany the
group to the muster point at the front of the building.
5. The swimming teacher/tutor, lifeguard or licensee must check pool
changing rooms and toilets. Confirmation of the evacuation must then
be reported to the emergency services.
6. After the evacuation nobody must return to the swimming pool or
changing rooms unless permission has been obtained from the
C. BOMB THREAT.
1. The receiver to the call must write down the message.
2. Contact the police by dialling 999
3. Evacuate as for fire.
D. LIGHTING FAILURE
1. Please evacuate the pool and obtain the torch from pool side.
2. Please contact Tom Congdon at 73 Thrale Road or ring
07774770066 for further instructions.
E. STRUCTURAL FAILURE.
If structural failure presents a threat to the pool user’s safety, the pool will be cleared following the fire evacuation procedure.
F. EMISSION OF TOXIC GASES.
Evacuate bathers “upwind” from the danger area. Contact Tom Congdon on 07774770066.
G. LACK OF WATER/AIR CLARITY AND POOL TEMPERATURE.
1. The clarity of the water should be constantly monitored. If the pool
becomes cloudy to the extent that the pool floor cannot be seen it must
be cleared and Tom Congdon must be informed.
2. Air clarity should allow vision across the entire pool area. If visibility
does not allow this the pool must be cleared and Tom Congdon
3. The water temperature should be between 32 and 35.
H. CONTAMINATION OF POOL WATER.
1. If the pool water is contaminated by vomit of faeces swimming must be
2. Soiled matter should be removed and hygienically disposed of.
3. Mr Tom Congdon should be contacted.
4. The appropriate decontamination measures should be carried out in
consultation with the Health and Safety Officer, with a minimum of 6
filtration cycles elapsing before the resumption of swimming.
5. In the case of serious contamination the pool should be drained.
Maximum numbers must be strictly adhered to.
J . DISORDERLY BEHAVIOUR.
1. Calm the situation down tactfully explained the reason for your
2. Give stern warning if behaviour does not improve.
3. If the problem persists phone Tom Congdon on 07774770066.
The police can be contacted on 999 for further assistance.