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For many years now, accidental death by drowning has been the biggest killer of Australians under the age of five years. Males are by far over-represented in the drowning statistics (refer to figure 1 & 2).

 

Some recent trends that have resulted in drowning tragedies at public swimming pools have included breath holding for extended periods, and drownings involving overseas visitors. Although many programs by a number of water safety agencies continually roll out year on year, the drowning toll has seen no reduction at all.

Figure 1&2

RLSSA drowning report 2019 (p4&5)

Some recent trends that have resulted in drowning tragedies at public swimming pools have included breath holding for extended periods, and drownings involving overseas visitors. Although many programs by a number of water safety agencies continually roll out year on year, the drowning toll has seen no reduction at all.

Do note: The Queensland Government "Safety in Recreational Water Activities Act 2011" states in section 25C Industrial manslaughter—person conducting business or undertaking

  • (1)  A person conducting a business or undertaking that provides recreational water activities commits an offence if—

    • (a)  a worker—

      • (i)  dies in the course of carrying out work for the business or undertaking; or 


      • (ii)  is injured in the course of carrying out work for the business or undertaking and later dies; and 


    • (b)  the person’s conduct causes the death of the worker; and 


    • (c)  the person is negligent about causing the death of the worker by the conduct. 


    • Maximum penalty—

      • (a)  for an individual—20 years imprisonment; or 


      • (b)  for a body corporate—100,000 penalty units. 


      • Note—

        • See the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, section 244 or 251, as applied by section 36 of this Act, in relation to the imputation to a body corporate or public authority of conduct of an employee, agent or officer of the body corporate or public authority.

  • (2) An offence against subsection (1) is a crime.

Effectively managing risk at an aquatic centre is no accident!

Contracting water safety services to professional companies significantly reduces the risk to facility owners whilst ensuring that the latest training techniques are adopted. Contract lifeguard services also provides an opportunity for the latest gear and equipment to be implemented, and ensuring that all staff are qualified and experienced.

Just some of the risk management strategies and services offered by Pool Star Include;

  • Safety Audits

  • Safety Improvement Plans

  • Risk Audits 

  • Water Safety Sign Audits

  • Supervision Plans

EXAMPLES OF PREVIOUS CONTRACT LIFEGUARD SERVICES MANAGED & OPERATED BY LES MOLE:

  • Noosa Lifeguard Service

  • Noosa Beach

  • Sunshine Beach

  • Peregian Beach

  • Sunrise Beach

  • Noosa North Shore

  • Coolum Hyatt Resort Lifeguard Service

  • Airlie Beach Lagoon

  • Settlement Cove Lagoon

  • Bundamba Swimming Centre

  • Leichhardt Swim Centre

  • Rosewood Aquatic Centre