SAWTRY LEISURE CENTRE 21st MAY 2008
MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH AND SAFETY AT LEISURE CENTRES
(Report of the Leisure Centres Health and Safety Co-ordinator)
1.1. This report outlines the areas of essential work being undertaken by
the Leisure Centres Health and Safety Co-ordinator since the last
meeting of this Committee.
2. ESSENTIAL WORK
2.1. This period has been used for the completion of the tasks identified at
the meetings of the Officers responsible for health and safety at each
site. This has involved the,
• continued completion of the Centres health and safety training
• monthly review of the bacteriological pool test readings as well as
the general water balance and chlorine levels,
• review of the Centres sports equipment set-up procedures,
• completion of the annual electrical portable appliance testing,
• completion of the inflatable annual testing and servicing,
• review of the use of inflatables by non swimmers and arm band
• completion of the 2 yearly water services risk assessments,
• arrangement of the annual pool cover service inspections, and
• review of the sunbed user permissions to confirm compliance
with current industry recommendations.
2.2. Confirmation of successful submissions for the RoSPA Gold
Occupational Health and Safety Award were received for Huntingdon,
Ramsey, Sawtry and St Neots Leisure Centres. This award
recognises the achievement of a very high standard of safety and
health at work over a four-year period. Evidence had to be provided
of a good safety management system, along with a consistently good
or improving accident/injury performance.
2.3. Attendance on a Designated Child Protection Officers and Child
Safeguarding train the trainer’s course was undertaken this will allow
the delivery of future courses in-house.
2.4. An update seminar was attended by all of the defibrillator trainers at
2.5. Quest assessment interviews were attended for both St Neots and
Sawtry Leisure Centres’.
2.6. The continuation of in-house first aid training provision has seen the
following courses delivered,
• one First Aid at Work course,
• one First Aid at Work Renewal course, and
• three Emergency Aid courses.
3. QUARTERLY ACCIDENT REPORT
3.1. This report has been produced using the same format and criteria
that are used for the District Council Safety Committee accident
report. This report reviews all employee accidents and all accidents
where the condition of the premises, the level of service, supervision
or tuition provided may have contributed to the cause.
3.2. No accidents involved Centre employees.
3.3. Thirty nine non-employee accidents were reported during the period.
Six accidents were not caused as a direct result of taking part in an
activity; these have been listed in Appendix 1 and any remedial action
taken has been detailed.
4.1. Members are requested to note the contents of this report.
Contact Officer: Pete Corley,
Leisure Centres Health and Safety Co-ordinator
a) Employee related accident report:
b) Non Employee related accident report:
Rec Location Inj/Con Cause Severity Category Action Taken
9209 crèche Bump Went to jump into ball pool: fell backwards; F.A. Treatment Hit something fixed or stationary Matting around ball pool extended.
hit head on floor
9221 Energy Zone Cut Barefoot in energy zone: stood on splinter F.A. Treatment Hit something fixed or stationary Energy zone inspected and V-
of glass mopped. All users advised to keep
footwear on at all times.
9236 Sportshall None Noticed paint around mouth; said drank F.A. Treatment Activity CoSHH data sheet consulted –
small amount Water advised and no adverse
reactions observed. Parent
9294 Wetside Changing Room bump Walking into cubicle slipped over and F.A. Treatment Slipped, tripped or fell on the Area checked and Squeegeed on
banged elbow same level each occasion.
9385 Wetside Changing Room Back ache Slipped by lockers F.A. Treatment Slipped, tripped or fell on the
9427 Wetside Changing Room Bang to head Walking in wetside changing room and F.A. Treatment Slipped, tripped or fell on the
slipped on floor same level