News > Updated HSE Guidance - Managing Health & Safety in Swimming Pools.
After several years of discussions the Health & Safety Executive have published an updated version of HSG179 Managing Health & Safety in Swimming Pools. The fourth edition has been co-written with stakeholders from across the leisure industry to set out the measures to take to reduce risks and comply with the law.
This document is the primary guidance document for all Pool Operators on how they should manage their swimming pools safely, how to conduct risk assessments and produce Pool Safe Operating Procedures and Emergency Action Plans. This edition no longer contains detailed information on swimming pool design or pool water treatment. The guidance is intended to be read online so that full use can be made of the links to more detailed or additional HSE and industry guidance.
The decisions the Pool Operator makes will affect your club. The previous document was not free but this document is and it is advised that all swimming clubs should download this document so that they understand where they ‘fit’ into the health and safety systems of their pool operator.
Download your free copy.