ALFAQ Learning Session – Pool Supervision

Thanks to all the members who joined ALFAQ for the recent Learning Session about Pool Supervision best practice on Friday 17th February 2017, at the Parkinson Pool in Brisbane, Queensland. The Parkinson pool is South East Queensland’s newest public pool presenting a great opportunity for members to benchmark against such a facility.

Again, ALFAQ would like to take this opportunity to thank our valued keynote speakers, each delivering informative presentations to members:

Craig Roberts – National Manager, Aquatic Risk Management from the Royal Lifesaving Society of Australia, who spoke about the new GSPO Guidelines and the framework.
Vicki Bennett – Senior Inspector Industrial, from the Queensland Government Workplace Health and Safety, who spoke about the codes of practice and how to best manage risk and incidents.
Gary Johnson – from SeeClearlyNow, who was very informative about best practices for Pool Supervision and associated risk management.
Unfortunately due to time constraints Dan Kwaczynski did not get time to present on Drowning Detection Technology, there will be another time for sure.

Following the presentations from the keynote speakers, members were invited along for a site tour to inspect the back-of-house facilities. The pool is prime example of planning best practice with expansion plans built-in and state of the art technology for disinfection, sanitation and filtration.

It is also important to acknowledge our valuable sponsors, as without their support it is not possible to hold these great industry events. Firstly, a thank-you to the venue manager Jay Clarke from City Venue Management for hosting the group and a special thanks to the follow organisations for supporting ALFAQ and allow these days to happen:


Download the Presentations:

If interested ALFAQ invites people to download the presentation package of Pool Supervision Learning Session.

DOWNLOAD PRESENTATIONS (link to download presentations)

Photos from the Day:

Members gather to listen and hear about industry best practice for Pool Supervision

First guest speaker of the day was Craig Roberts form the Royal Life Saving Society of Australia providing a great overview of the new GSPO Guidelines and framework

Vicki Bennett from WHS, provides a great understanding best practices for risk management

Gary Johnson from SeeClearlyNow, delivering his strong presentation that will change the way you look at pool supervision and how to handle risk management for public pool and aquatic centres.

ALFAQ members take the opportunity to do a site tour of the Parkinson Pool. A great facility with excellent planning for future growth.

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