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WaterMarc awarded Life Saving Victoria Platinum Pool accreditation
Banyule City Council's WaterMarc facility has been awarded Life Saving Victoria's Platinum Pool accreditation, joining an exclusive club of just 24 Victorian aquatic facilities currently holding the accreditation.
Platinum Pool status is awarded to aquatic facilities providing outstanding levels of safety.
To achieve the award WaterMarc had to undertake a rigorous series of assessments to ensure it met all of LSV’s criteria for the accreditation.
Life Saving Victoria (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, advising "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.
For further information contact LSVs Pool Safety Team on 03 9676 6950 or
5th November 2018 - Life Saving Victoria launches Safer Public Pools Code of Practice
12th August 2018 - Life Saving Victoria’s best honoured at 2018 Awards of Excellence
30th April 2018 - Life Saving Victoria welcomes additional water safety funding
30th January 2017 - Surf Life Saving Victoria marks 70 years
24th December 2016 - Belgravia Leisure appoints new Centre Manager at WaterMarc Banyule
18th August 2016 - Coroner finds 2014 Watermarc drowning death was preventable
5th September 2012 - Banyule City Council opens WaterMarc facility
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