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GESAC receives Platinum Pool Award
Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre (GESAC) has been awarded Life Saving Victoria’s prized Platinum Pool award – becoming the first Victorian aquatic facility to achieve this honour since the very demanding revised assessment commenced.
Platinum Pool status is awarded only to facilities providing outstanding levels of safety at an aquatic facility. To achieve the award GESAC had to go through a rigorous series of assessments to ensure it met all of Life Saving Victoria’s criteria for the accreditation.
Life Saving Victoria Commercial Services Manager Andy Dennis says that the award is a way of recognising those facilities that have attained the highest level of safety requirements and standards.
Dennis explained “the award is similar to accrediting a lifesaver, and therefore facilities must undergo a thorough assessment of their skills and performance and attain a high standard throughout.
“We are very selective when awarding Platinum Pool accreditation.
“Life Saving Victoria must be satisfied that exemplary levels of aquatic safety are being achieved and constantly maintained before the award is issued.”
Included in the Award is a revised industry leading Pool Safety Assessment, a six monthly assessment on implementation, Mystery Guest Visits and adherence to the State’s ‘Watch Around Water’ supervision program.
Facilities who have qualified for the Platinum Pool award are certified and provided with internal materials within the facility. The accreditation is valid for 12 months and forms an important component of the overall safety planning and continual improvement strategy.
GESAC was also awarded 'LSV Professional Pool Lifeguard Challenge' champions for the second year running, in an energetic competition at Oakleigh Recreation Centre on Friday 28th March 2014.
After showing exceptional skill and communication in first aid and resuscitation scenarios; lifeguarding, pool safety and scoring well on their active supervision theory, GESAC emerged victorious on 353 points, followed by Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre in second place with 336 points and Leisurelink Geelong third with 333 points.
For further information about Life Saving Victoria’s Platinum Pool Award contact Andy Dennis on 03 9676 6923, E: email@example.com
Click here to visit the Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre website.
Image shows GESAC's winning team in the 2014 LSV Professional Pool Lifeguard Challenge.
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