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MSAC achieves Platinum Pool status

MSAC achieves Platinum Pool status
October 25, 2017

The Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC) has been accredited with Life Saving Victoria’s (LSV’s) prized Platinum Pool award for the third year running.

In doing so, the facility remains in an exclusive club of just 20 Victorian aquatic facilities currently holding the accreditation, and joins our accreditation as a ‘Watch Around the Water’ venue.

Platinum Pool status is awarded to aquatic facilities providing outstanding levels of safety. To achieve the award the MSAC facility had to undertake a rigorous series of assessments to ensure it met all of LSV’s criteria for the accreditation.

LSV General Manager – Public Training and Pool Safety, Andy Dennis, said the award is a way of recognising those facilities that have attained the highest level of safety requirements and standards.

Dennis stated “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. LSV 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 an industry leading Pool Safety Assessment, a six monthly assessment on implementation, Mystery Guest Visits and adherence to the best practice ‘Watch Around Water’ child 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 twelve months and forms an important component of the overall safety planning and continual improvement strategy.

MSAC reached 20 years of operations earlier this year. The facility was opened on 24th July 1997 at a construction cost of $65 million. 

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