The goal of this training is to provide aquatic centre staff with the knowledge and skills needed to recognize, evaluate, and control hazards in a pool setting in BC.

PoolSafeBC course content includes:

  • Rights and responsibilities of employers and workers
  • Hazards
  • Chemical safety
  • Emergency preparation and response

View the Course Outline in a PDF, or learn more below.

Delivery Format

Online Delivery

Available on the BCRPA's eLearning website, and is approximately 3 to 4 hours in duration. Course material binder is NOT available for this format. A 70% passing grade on the exam is required in order to receive a Certificate of Completion

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In-person Workshop

In-person workshops are 8 hours in duration. Participants will receive a course material binder. A passing grade of minimum 70% on the comprehension test is required in order to receive a certificate of participation. Course content consists of:

Outline

Review the course outline below.

Section 1: Rights and Responsibilities (45 minutes)

Goal: Identify and describe legal responsibilities in pool operations

Learning objectives:

  • Identify the primary accident types and causes of injury in pool facilities
  • Identify rights and responsibilities of employers, supervisors and workers
  • Identify components of Health and Safety Program

Section 2a: Hazards (40 minutes)

Goal: Recognize, evaluate and identify how to control the hazard in aquatic facilities

Learning objectives:

  • Define occupational exposure
  • Identify causes of poor air quality
  • Identify components of an indoor air quality improvement program
  • Identify heat stress disorders, symptoms, treatments and controls
  • Review the education and training requirements related to heat stress
  • Identify biohazards in an aquatic centre
  • Review the requirements for vaccination

Section 2b: Hazards continued (40 minutes)

Goal: Recognize, evaluate and identify how to control the hazard in aquatic facilities

Learning objectives:

  • Explain lock-out requirements and safe work procedures in aquatic centres
  • Explain the components of a confined space entry program
  • Identify confied spaces in aquatic facilities

Section 2c: Hazards continued (40 minutes)

Goal: Recognize, evaluate and identify how to control the hazard in aquatic facilities

Learning objectives:

  • Explain fatigue issues and identify the associated safety risks
  • Identify noise hazards in pool settings
  • Describe protective measures against noise hazards
  • Identify fall hazards in a pool setting
  • Explain fall protection requirements including the hierarchy of controls
  • Describe muscoskeletal injuries
  • Describe methods to prevent back strain

Section 3: Chemical Safety (60 minutes)

Goal: Recognize, evaluate and identify how to control hazards associated with chemicals used in aquatic facilities

Learning objectives:

  • Describe chemical hazards in aquatic facilities
  • Recognize, evaluate and control hazards associated with toxic process gases
  • Describe authorized entry and alarm system requirements to a chlorine room
  • Recognize, evaluate and identify how to control hazards associated with salt chlorination, electrolytic chlorine generators, hypochlorites, and bromine
  • Identify treatment chemicals and associated hazards in pool facilities
  • Identify the testing chemicals and associated hazards in pool facilities
  • Review WHMIS program components related to pool chemicals
  • Explain the personal protective equipment required for working with chemicals
  • Identify respiratory protection requirements
  • Explain respirator fit test and fit check procedures

Section 4: Emergency Preparation and Response (50 minutes)

Goal: Describe the regulations and procedures associated with emergency preparedness and response in aquatic settings

Learning objectives

  • Explain and discuss requirements for first aid in an aquatic facility
  • Identify risks associated with working alone or in isolation
  • Create a risk assessments for working alone or in isolation
  • Identify risks associated with violence in the workplace
  • Create a risk assessment for violence in the workplace
  • Explain emergency procedures for an aquatic centre
  • Determine the key elements of an emergency program and develop an emergency plan

Section 5: Comprehension Test (30 minutes)

30 minute comprehenstion test. Passing mark is 70%.

 

For more information, please contact:

Professional Development and Initiatives Coordinator
Phone: 604-629-0965 ext. 229
Email: education@bcrpa.bc.ca