Managing Health & Safety in Swimming Pools & Leisure Facilities

This new one-day course focuses on the practical and operational safety requirements in hotel and leisure clubs. It will include a review of specific cases (criminal and civil) that directly affects the operator and provide good practice principles for the operation of pool, pool plant and leisure club gym and health facilities. This workshop will discuss and look at what sound leisure specific risk assessments and leisure specific operating documentation look like.

The workshop is expected to coincide with the launch of HSG179-2016. QLM have been closely involved in the revision and have engaged to deliver explanatory workshops to operators.

Event Programme >

Book now: 7 March - London > | 20 April - London | 7 June - Leeds >

Why you should attend:

  • Key lessons from recent legal cases, including some cases that were settled out of court
  • Expand your understanding of leisure specific risk assessments and operating documentation in leisure clubs
  • Understand the risks and applying best practice in 24 hour unmanned gyms and trampoline parks
  • Expert guidance into the revision of HSG179 and its impact on enforcement
  • Gain insight into the practical and operational good practice principles of running hotel leisure club facilities

Who should attend:

  • Health and safety managers
  • Environmental Health managers
  • Any EHP wishing to gain an insight into hotel leisure club operational good practice


Andrew Ebben (BSc Hons Cert Ed, Chart FCIPD, CMIOSH, FCIMSPA)  

Andrew Ebben is an Honours Graduate of the University of Loughborough, a qualified teacher and is a Fellow of both the Institute of Sports and Recreation Management and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. He is a Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health and is a Chartered Health and Safety Practitioner.

He has undertaken accident investigations for HM Coroners, the HSE, local authorities, insurance companies and the judiciary both in the UK and abroad to prepare expert reports in industrial relations, criminal and civil cases. He regularly completes safety inspections and audits for organisations operating indoor and outdoor sport, leisure and educational facilities.

Until 1989 as Swimming Management Officer for the City of Birmingham, he was responsible for the overall development of safety training, safety management and accident prevention strategies for the City’s swimming and aquatic facilities, parks and areas of open water and for the investigation of accidents.

In addition, he was responsible for the management of the City’s Swimming Development Programme. Following his recruitment to RLSS UK in 1989, he developed a broad based health and safety, supervision, rescue and first aid training programme for pool lifeguards incorporating what has developed into the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification.

Subsequently he has written three of what have become industry standard texts on these subjects, has completed a health, safety and rescue training manual for beach lifeguards as part of the mirror programme to the pool lifeguard programme. More recently he has developed a paediatric first aid programme to meet the Early Years Foundation Stage criteria from DCSF and Ofsted and disability access evaluation programme for sports and leisure facilities. He is an active tutor running a range of health and safety and risk management training courses, both bespoke and for Awarding Bodies such as NEBOSH and CIEH.

Assessing Fire Risk


- Member: £184
- Associate member: £284
- Non member: £284

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