Aquatics and Commercial

New public pool documents and videos available

January 25, 2017

NSW Health has some great new posters, Recreation SA has released its first ever public pool code of practice and a new video, while WA has furthered its transition to a new Health Act.


As part of its Clean Pools for Healthy Swimming campaign, NSW Health has released a brochure titled Public Swimming Pool & Spa Requirements – A short guide for operators of public swimming pools.

It is available for download here.

Poster – Steps to healthy swimming (school)

Other campaign documents available for download include A4 posters suitable for displaying on the back of the toilet doors at aquatic centres and water splash parks and A3 posters.

These include:
Brochure – A guide to clean pools for healthy swimming
Brochure – Public swimming pool and spa pool requirements
Poster – Steps to healthy swimming (boy)
Poster – Steps to healthy swimming (girl)
Poster – Steps to healthy swimming (school)
Poster – Steps to healthy water play
Fact sheet – Healthy swimming pools

The Water Splash Park fact sheet will be released soon.




South Australia

Recreation SA has launched the State’s first ever Code of Practice for SA Public Swimming Pools. The Code of Practice aims to benefit all employees and patrons in the aquatic industry by providing a framework for planning and assessing aquatic environments, creating and maintaining safer venues and minimising risks and hazards.

Recreation SA acknowledges the support of the Office for Recreation & Sport, for assisting in the completion of this document, which had been in discussion for seven years.

A three-minute film promoting the Code of Practice, and a shortened 60-second version created specifically for social media, is available for Watch Around Water member centres to use.

Please contact Recreation SA via email to obtain a copy of both the Code of Practice and the two versions of the promotional film.

Western Australia

Meanwhile, WA has commenced Stage 3 of the five stage transition to the new Health Act. As there is a significant amount of work required to transition to the new regulatory framework, implementation is to occur in a staged manner over the next 3 to 5 years.

The Health Act 1911 will be renamed the Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1911 and will continue to be the main enforcement tool for local government during Stages 3 and 4.

To see the changes and how they affect you, go here.



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