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Industry Support Resources

LSV have created a suite of resources to support the Industry. The key to successful implementation is to ensure that suitable persons have ensured the templates have been made relevant to a specific facility.

LSV is not able to take any responsibility for documentation which are misunderstood, misinterpreted or misused in any way. It is recommended that all documentation are regularly reviewed as a part of a facilities overall risk management and continuous improvement strategy.

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Industry Research
Australian Standards

Australian Standards

AS 1319 Safety Signs for the Occupational Environment
AS 1345 Identification of the Contents of Pipes, Conduits and Ducts
AS 1428 Design for Access and Mobility – Buildings
AS 1470 Health and Safety at Work – Principles and Practice
AS 1657 Fixed Platforms, Walkways, Stairways and Ladders
AS 1768 Lighting Protection
AS 1885 Workplace Injury and Disease Recording Standard
AS 1900 Flotation Toys and Swimming Aids for Children
AS 1926 Swimming Pool Safety – Safety Barriers
AS 1926 Swimming Pool Safety – Location of Safety Barriers
AS 1926 Swimming Pool Safety – Water Recirculation Systems
AS 2293 Inspection and Maintenance (Emergency Evacuation Lighting)
AS 2416 Water Safety Signs and Beach Safety Flags
AS 2488 Resuscitators, Intended for Use with Humans
AS 2560 Sports Lighting – Swimming Pools
AS 2569 Safe Manual Lifting and Moving of Patients
AS 2610 Spa Pools – Public Spas
AS 2610 Spa Pools – Private Spas
AS 2818 Guide to Swimming Pool Safety (Private Pools)
AS 2820 Gate Units for Private Swimming Pools
AS 2927 The Storage and Handling of Liquefied Chlorine Gas
AS 3000 Electrical Installations
AS 3500 Plumbing and Drainage – Water Services
AS 3533 Amusement Rides and Devices – Design and Construction
AS 3533 Amusement Rides and Devices – Operation and Maintenance
AS 3533 Amusement Rides and Devices – In-service Inspections
AS 3533 Amusement Rides and Devices – Waterborne Inflatables
AS 3633 Private Swimming Pools – Water Quality
AS 3634 Solar Heating Systems for Swimming Pools
AS 3745 Planning for Emergencies in Facilities
AS 3760 In-service Safety Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment
AS 3780 Storage and Handling of Corrosive Substances
AS 3979 Hydrotherapy Pools
AS 4326 The Storage and Handling of Oxidising Agents
AS 4332 The Storage and Handling of Gases in Cylinders
AS 4486 Playground Equipment – Development, installation, Inspection and Operation
AS 4586 Slip Resistance Classification of New Pedestrian Surface Materials
AS 4663 Slip Resistance Measurement of Existing Pedestrian Surfaces
AS 4801 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems
AS 60598 Luminaries for Swimming Pools and Similar Applications
HB 197 Slip Resistance of Pedestrian Surface Products
HB 241 Water Management for Public Swimming Pools and Spas

Australian Standards are available to purchase from SAI Global

Coroners Findings

Coroners Findings

Case: COR 2020 6780 – Coroner D Ryan (Victoria)
Coronial Findings – COR 2020 6780
Recommendation Components – Safety equipment and pool fences, patrons in need of closer supervision by adults.

Case: COR 2014 3658 – Coroner G McNamara (Victoria)
Coronial Findings – COR 2014 3658
Recommendation Components – Training and procedures, non-supervisory tasks, role and duties of lifeguards, safety equipment, patrons in need of closer supervision.


Case: COR 2014 0761 – Coroner A Jamieson (Victoria)

Coronial Findings – COR 2014 0761
Recommendation Components – Patrons with inexperience / vulnerabilities, signage, patrons who have english language challenges, regulatory body for public swimming pools, consistency across the industry.


Case: COR 2007 145 – Coroner A Hennessey (Queensland)

Coronial Findings – COR 2007 145
Recommendation Components – Risk assessments, use of inflatable devices, manufacturers guidelines, pool industry code of practice, australian standards review, swimming lessons, data and reporting, knowledge and communication.


Case: COR 2007 – Coroner S Luxton (Queensland)

Coronial Findings – COR 2007
Recommendation Components – Parental supervision, pools register, promotion of guidelines, self-audit tool, incident reporting structures and training and collaboration.


Case: COR 2005 – Coroner M McLaughlin (Queensland)

Coronial Findings – COR 2005 103
Recommendation Components – Parental supervision, lifeguard supervision, Government regulated minimum safety standards, low patronage pools, disability access ramp design, headcounts and  incident analysis / review.

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