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Emergency Procedures

All pools need to develop emergency procedures. Staff must read and be familiar with these emergency procedures when they start work; they need to practise emergency situations during staff in-service training sessions.

NWT Public Pool Regulations state that:

  • Each aquatic facility must display emergency procedures in an area used by pool staff.
  • All pool staff must regularly practise emergency procedures; an in-service training log must indicate the procedures covered during each practice.

Emergency procedures vary according to the individual pool. Consider the following issues when you develop emergency procedures.

  • Identify items around the deck and in the pool that may lead to or contribute to a dangerous situation.
  • Present emergency procedures specific to the facility: Identify location of telephones (cell and land lines); List emergency phone numbers; Identify location of fully-stocked first aid kit and other emergency equipment; Designate in advance the “call person” and the “in-charge person”; Provide directions to reach the pool facility; Outline generic treatment for common incidents around a pool; Complete incident reports; and Ensure safety of other patrons.

It is important to determine what emergency services your community has and to work them into your emergency procedures.

  • Is there an ambulance? If not, what alternatives are available?
  • Is there a fire department? If not, what does the community do in case of fire?
  • Is there an RCMP detachment? If not, what does the community do when there are problems?

Here are some samples to help you prepare your emergency procedures and accident report form. If an accident happens, you MUST complete an accident report.

Emergency Procedures
Accident Report and Vital Signs

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