Perfect Pass Rate for Pool Safety Procedures

A pass rate of one hundred percent has this month been awarded to Lincs Inspire following an annual assessment from the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK).

The External Quality Assurance inspection was carried out at Cleethorpes Leisure Centre, and examined the quality of training for lifeguards and assessment standards, along with a raft of other safety procedures.

Gareth Gloyn delivers RLSS UK training across all Lincs Inspire’s leisure facilities and is delighted with the outcome. He said: “This is a great result. To get the highest possible score from RLSS UK, is testament to the work that we put into our safety procedures and ensuring that our lifeguards are trained to the highest possible standards.

“Not only do we deliver training for new lifeguards, but we ensure that all of our leisure assistants continue to meet the standards set by RLSS UK in their knowledge and ability.

“We operate three pools across North East Lincolnshire with a busy and varied programme of activity including swimming lessons for both children and adults, water-based exercise classes, open swimming along with family-fun sessions using our aqua slide, wave machine and inflatable fun runs.

“Keeping the public safe and being able to respond to any safety incident is our number one priority and this score is evidence of how seriously we take our responsibilities.”

RLSS UK is the country’s leading provider of water safety and drowning prevention education. As a member of RLSS UK, Lincs Inspire follows its stringent guidelines in the delivery of training for lifeguards.

The inspection assessed the quality of training and how it’s being delivered, the pass rate of new and renewal candidates, training and assessment records along with ensuring that the building, facilities and equipment are suitable for the delivery of courses and training.

“We’re always delighted when a venue achieves one hundred percent in their inspection,” said Helen Pendlington, External Quality Assurance Manager for RLSS UK.

“It demonstrates their dedication to the health, safety, comfort and well-being, not just of their customers but of their team members too. Many congratulations!”

In the New Year Lincs Inspire is running a series of RLSS UK courses including a National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) along with a First Aid at Work course. These courses are open to any local businesses or individuals.

For more information contact Lincs Inspire’s Training Officer Gareth Gloyn at Cleethorpes Leisure Centre on (01472) 323200 or email Gareth.gloyn@lincsinspire.com