Pool and Child Safety Policy

Centre Policies and

Terms & Conditions.


Swimming Pool Safety Policy


The following swimming pool safety and child care policy is based on national guidelines and has been drawn up to ensure that you, the customer has as enjoyable and safe visit as possible.


Pool Safety


•All pool attendants are fully qualified lifeguards and are there for your enjoyment and safety. Please listen to their advice.


•Never swim under the influence of alcohol.


•You should always swim within your own ability and take account of any illness or disability that may affect you. Please inform a member of staff of any specialist assistance you require or any medical condition you have.


•All non swimmers, adults and children will be restricted to designated safe areas of the swimming pool. A non swimmer or poor swimmer may be defined as someone who is not able to swim one length of the pool unaided and tread water for 30 seconds to the satisfaction of the staff on duty.


•Non-swimmers and poor swimmers must not go out of their depth, with the exception of very young children supervised on a one to one basis who by virtue of their age and size are out of their depth even in the shallowest areas of the swimming pool. The wearing of approved swimming aids under supervision is highly recommended.


Child Care Policy


•All children under 8 years of age must be supervised and accompanied in the swimming pool by a responsible person when attending any swimming session at a 14forty FM Support Services operated swimming pool. The responsible person must be at least 16 years of age.


•The responsible person may supervise up to two children.


•Children under the age of 3 must be supervised on a one to one basis regardless of whether they can swim or not. The final decision rests with the senior member of staff on duty.


•The responsible person must remain in contact with the child/children in their care at all times including in the changing rooms.



The Swimming Pool Safety and Child Care Policy seeks to ensure the safety and well-being of the customers to this facility. Please adhere to the instructions and should you have any queries please contact a member of staff.


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