RLSS UK Emergency Response Pool
01/08/2022 - 30/06/2024
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Phone: 07883 071 220
Managing Health & Safety in Swimming States
113 When the pool is in use, there must be a safe system of work to identify a person in difficulty and ensure that a rescue can be performed. For example, in the absence of lifeguards, there should be designated ‘on-call’ competent staff, to respond immediately to deal with any emergency. They should be suitably trained and capable of reaching the poolside in time to perform a rescue and provide emergency first aid if the alarm is raised. (HSG179)
The Emergency Response Pool Programme (ER-Pool) is designed to assist designated staff to respond to an emergency within the swimming pool environment when the alarm has been raised. The Pool Emergency Responder can be any employee of the venue called upon to rescue and provide first aid assistance.
Any staff employed at the venue, e.g.
- Waiting staff
- Maintenance staff
- Duty Managers
- Gym staff
ER-Pool is also a suitable qualification to back up and support the lifeguard team.
The ER-Pool programme is designed for use in small pools no greater than 1.5m in depth such as a spa, health, leisure club or hotel pool.
For pools that require direct supervision on poolside and for larger pools, the RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification would be more suitable.
What are the pre-requisites?
- Be able to surface dive to the deepest part of the pool and climb out without help and without using steps or ladders (where venue design permits)
- Be aged 16 or older at the beginning of the course
This Pool Emergency Response programme is made up of three sections covering the following:
The emergency responder’s role, Pool Safety Operating Procedures, types of pools and swimmer safety information
Responding to an emergency and the Emergency Action Plan
CPR and First Aid Training
|Section 1||1 hour|
|Section 2||4 hours|
|Section 3||8 hours|
|AED optional||1.5 hours|
|PXB optional||2 hours + Assessment|
The following regulated qualifications can be integrated with the pool responder course:
- IQL Level 3 Emergency First At Work – EFAW
- IQL Level 2 Award in Automated External Defibrillator – AED
Therefore candidates will achieve three qualifications. attending one course………
Please contact us for more details on the course which can be delivered at your leisure club or hotel.