Health (Swimming Pools) Regulations 1964



    14. Methods for dealing with accidents or apparent drowning

    (1) Every swimming pool shall have a separate room or place

    (a) equipped for dealing promptly with accidents and other emergencies in which there is

    (i) a wash hand basin with running water;

    (ii) a first aid kit; and

    (iii) a stretcher and 2 woollen blankets,

    in such condition as to be ready at all times for immediate use; and

    (b) in which there is a notice, conspicuously displayed setting forth an approved method for the resuscitation of an apparently drowned person.

    (2) The occupier must ensure that whenever the swimming pool is in use there is on the premises a person

    (a) who is acting for or on behalf of the occupier; and

    (b) who holds qualifications, as approved by the Executive Director, Public Health, in methods of rescue and resuscitation and in operating pool equipment.

    [(3) repealed]

    (4) The Executive Director, Public Health may by instrument in writing exempt an occupier from complying with subregulation (2) in respect of a swimming pool if the Executive Director, Public Health is satisfied

    (a) that because of the size or location of the pool, or the number of persons entitled or likely to use the pool, it would be unreasonable to require the occupier to comply with subregulation (2); or

    (b) that in view of the class or classes of persons entitled or likely to use the pool, or of the safety measures enforced and supervision provided at the pool, it is not necessary to require that a person who has those qualifications be present whenever the pool is in use.

    (5) An exemption granted under subregulation (4) may be made subject to such conditions to secure the safety of persons using the swimming pool as are specified by the Executive Director, Public Health in the instrument of exemption or by written notice to the occupier from time to time.

    (6) An exemption granted under subregulation (4) may be revoked at any time by the Executive Director, Public Health.

    [Regulation 14 amended in Gazette 5 Mar 1971 p. 697; 12 Jul 1972 p. 2412; 29 Jun 1984 p. 1782; 16 Aug 1985 p. 2919-20; 21 Dec 1990 p. 6251; 1 Nov 2002 p. 5367.]



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