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National Pool Plant Operators Certificate

on Friday, 26 August 2016. Posted in Pool Training

National Pool Plant Operators Certificate

This qualification provides the necessary underpinning knowledge to understand the requirements for efficient and safe pool plant operation in today's high-tech swimming pool industry.

Who is it for?

This course is ideally suited to individuals in the industry who wish to have their experience and knowledge recognised by a formal qualification.

In addition to this, sport and recreation organisations with a need to train their staff to an agreed nationally recognised standard in pool plant operations and adults wishing to pursue a career in the Active Leisure sector as a pool operator would also make suitable candidates.

Students wishing to go into sport and recreation as a career should also take this course to achieve the most industry relevant qualification in preparation.

Course Features

  • The design and operation of swimming pool plant.
  • How to maintain water that is in "balance" and is safe and pleasant to swim in.
  • The principles of testing pool water and the remedial action required to restore ideal conditions.
  • The technical requirements for ensuring the safe and effective operation of the pool plant.

Topics Covered

On completion of this qualification the learner should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • The responsibilities of pool operators to provide a safe pool environment.
  • The causes of swimming pool water contamination.
  • The importance of good pre-swim hygiene
  • The importance of good cleanliness in the swimming pool environment
  • The principles of a simple swimming pool water circulation system
  • The recommended temperatures for pool water
  • The principles of pool water chemical dosing
  • The essential tests to ensure swimming pool water quality
  • The importance of maintaining swimming pool water quality
  • The importance of good record keeping
  • Correct pool water testing techniques
  • The importance of safe and effective swimming pool management
  • The legislation which affect swimming pool operations
  • The different types of infections associated with poor pool water quality and hygiene
  • The implications of the mains water supply in the treatment of swimming pool water
  • Testing of the mains water supply
  • The circulation systems of swimming pools
  • How to control the disinfection of pool water
  • The principles involved in chlorinating swimming pool water
  • How to maintain balanced pool water
  • Water testing for swimming pool water
  • The principles of heating and ventilating the swimming pool environment
  • The staged processes of pool water treatment
  • The different approaches to swimming pool filtration systems
  • The process of backwashing a filtration system
  • The different types of valves commonly used in swimming pool plant
  • Backwashing of the filtration system
  • The risks involved in the storage and use of chemicals for the treatment of swimming pool water
  • The hydraulic flow of swimming pool water

Key Facts

Course duration
3 days

Maximum number of learners
16 (dependent on the size of the training room)

Certificate validity
3 years

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If you would like to be a part of our next Pool Plant Operations course, download our brochure for more details or give us a call on the telephone number above.

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RLSS UK Emergency Response Pool

on Friday, 26 August 2016. Posted in Pool Training

RLSS UK Emergency Response Pool

Who is it for?

This qualification is an ideal skill for those working within the leisure and hospitality industry including Fitness Instructors, Catering Staff, Receptionists and Engineers. This qualification can also be used to back up the lifeguard team.

By the end of the course candidates will understand their roles in responding and rescue. They will know their responsibilities, the importance of maintaining standards, employer’s role and the uniform and equipment requirements.

Course Features

  • High-quality training
  • First Aid training including CPR and life-saving skills
  • Level 1 equivalent qualification
  • Emergency Response Pool certificate upon successful completion
  • Physical training
  • Theoretical classroom work
  • Practical in-water & out-of-water assessment on pool rescue

Topics Covered

The Emergency Response qualification & course is provided by RLSS UK, the content is split over 4 areas which include:

  • Pool Safety Theory
  • Life Support
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Water Rescue Skills

During this two-day course our trainers will cover:

  • The emergency responder’s role, Pool Safety Operating Procedures, types of pools & swimmer safety information.
  • Responding to an emergency and the Emergency Action Plan.
  • Managing spinal injuries.
  • CPR and First Aid (optional Automation External Defibrillator (AED) Element).
  • Managing an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally.
  • Managing an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally.
  • Management of a casualty with external bleeding.
  • Management of a casualty who is in shock.
  • Management of a casualty with a minor injury.
  • Optional Pool Extraction Board (PXB) within a small pool environment.

Key Facts

Course duration
2 days (14 hours)

Maximum number of learners
12

Certificate validity
2 Years

Accreditation
RLSS UK

Course Progression
Candidates who have previously completed the Emergency Response Pool course may undertake a 7-hour refresher course. This may be followed up with a review at the end of the 7 hours, along with a set of face-to-face questions and a demonstration of practical skills.

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If you would like to be a part of our next Emergency Response Pool course, download our brochure for more details or give us a call on the telephone number above.

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