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									                     Staffordshire Schools’ Swimming Service

                   Swimming Pool Normal Operating Procedure

Name of Pool           Burntwood Public Pool

Address of Pool        High Street, Chase Town, Burntwood, WS7 3XH

Telephone Number       01543 308810/308811

Structure of Pool
There are two pools. For school lessons, if both pools are in use then there must be
two qualified life-savers present. In most cases there will also be another adult present
on each poolside.

Learner Pool
This is a deck level pool with no hand rails or trough hand-supports around the pool.
Access from the changing rooms appears at the shallow end.
Emergency EXITS are marked.
The length is 13.00 metres.
The width is 7.00 metres.
(The length of this pool equates to the width of the large pool).
The shallow water is 0.7 metres with a gradual slope to 1.00 metre at the deep end.

Potential Risk Areas
Protruding hand rails on four narrow steps at shallow end.
Edge of poolside slopes towards pool.
Water overflowing onto poolside.
Two sets of metal steps with two rungs at deep end.
No diving.

For safety reasons, it has become necessary to ask all accompanying teachers
to keep their class in the changing rooms until the swimming instructor invites
them onto the poolside.

Main Pool
This is a deck level pool with no hand-rails or trough hand-supports.
Emergency EXITS are marked.
The length is 25 metres with a gradual slope to 2.00 metres at the deepest point. The
floor then rises to 1.8 metres at the end wall.
The width is 13 metres.

Potential Risk Areas
Access from the changing rooms appears towards the shallow end (but still level with
deep water).
Edge of poolside slopes towards pool.
Diving is permitted, only with the supervision of the swimming instructor.
Water overflowing onto poolside and the edge of the pool slopes down.
Spectator area on poolside behind railings. When schools are swimming, no
spectators (including parents) should be in this area. Non-participants must have adult
supervision if they are in this area.

Visiting Teachers
Are asked to bring to each swimming lesson:
       A register, including the pupils’ important medical details
       Suitable footwear for poolside duties
       A whistle
       Glasses (if appropriate)
       Writing equipment

Visiting teachers are asked to familiarise themselves not only with the Safety Issues on
Page 4 and 5 of the Motivational Award Scheme Staff Handbook but also with the
Emergency Procedure in place at the Pool (see Emergency Action Plan). Children
should be warned of the potential danger to their ears of diving into water deeper than
1.5 metres.

First Aid
The First Aid Kit and telephone are located in the first aid room - near the deep end of
the large pool.
Staff should collect a radio-controlled phone from Reception on arrival. This radio-
controlled phone is to be used for minor problems and requests.
There are panic buttons around the pool which are to be used in an emergency.

Training
All Swimming Instructors appointed to undertake the Staffordshire Schools’ Swimming
programme will have at least a current R.L.S.S. National Rescue Award for Swimming
Teachers and Coaches (NRASTC). This is the minimum national recommendation.

All pupils and visiting teachers attending swimming lessons under our scheme will be
taught the Emergency Procedure (see Emergency Action Plan document) unique to
the pool. There will be at least one practice during each course of ten weeks.

This NOP and EAP was last reviewed in August 2009.
                     Staffordshire Schools’ Swimming Service

                      Swimming Pool Emergency Action Plan

Name of Pool                  Burntwood Public Pool

Address of Pool               High Street, Chase Town, Burntwood,
                              WS7 8XH

Telephone Number of Pool      01543 308810/308811


Emergency Action Plan for a Water Emergency

Three long blasts of the whistle will be given by the person seeing the emergency
and the pool alarm will be sounded for a water emergency. The pupils immediately
leave the water and line up by the emergency exit door at the deep end of the pool.
The Swimming Instructor deals with the emergency with back up from the pool staff.
For a serious emergency the Class Teacher head counts and evacuates the pupils to
one or both changing rooms.

Pool alarm buttons are strategically situated around both pools.

Emergency Action Plan for a NON Water Emergency

Any emergency in the changing rooms will be dealt with by the Class Teachers and
helpers with assistance from the Pool Staff if necessary.
The Swimming Instructor should be informed if it is a serious emergency.

Emergency Action Plan for the Fire Alarm and the Location of the Assemble
Point

Fire Alarm is a siren and will be confirmed by a Customer Announcement.

Poolside
On hearing the sounding of the fire alarm the pupils immediately line up at the
emergency exit as above where the Class Teacher head counts. Pool Duty Officer
takes charge and co-ordinates the evacuation to the assembly point.

Changing rooms
On hearing the sounding of the fire alarm the School Teacher(s) and pupils are
evacuated by Pool Staff via the safest exit.

Assembly Point
The main Car Park which is situated at the front of the building. Turn left outside the
main entrance.
   Blythe Bridge High School, Cheadle Road, Blythe Bridge, ST11 9PW, 01782 392519

                                     Child Protection Advice

Staffordshire Schools` Swimming Service has exclusive use of Blythe Bridge High School pool
for all lessons.

Arrival at the Pool

        The pool is a separate building to the school.
        Pupils walk approximately 100 metres along a driveway to the pool entrance.

Changing Rooms

       Although Staffordshire Schools` Swimming Service has exclusive use of the pool for all
        lessons, the high school pupils may be changing for their lesson to follow.
    There are no cubicles or lockers, however, there are adequate benches in both
        changing rooms.
    When pupils have changed into their swimwear they wait by the changing room exit
        until the swimming teacher invites them onto the poolside.
Poolside

At the end of the lesson the pupils filter into the changing rooms with the teacher.

Non Participants

        Pupils not swimming remove their outdoor footwear and enter the poolside with the rest
         of the group.
        They sit on benches on the poolside where they can be easily supervised.


Pool Visibility

        There is no spectator area.
        The pool window areas are clear glass and viewing would be possible, however, the
         surrounding areas are school property and not open to the public officially.

Areas of Concern

        The school is an open site.
        There are no provisions for restricting entry to the public.


August 2009

								
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