Aquamoves receives platinum pool award

Posted on 16 Sep 2008

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It was published in September 2008, so the information may be out-of-date.

Aquamoves has been awarded Life Saving Victoria’s prized Platinum Pool award for outstanding aquatic safety at the facility for the third year in a row.

To be eligible for the award, the centre was required to undergo a number of tests and assessments.

Aquamoves Centre Manager Lindy Baldi said the award has been achieved through hard work from all staff.

"As Aquamoves also received this accreditation in 2006 and 2007 I congratulate staff for maintaining a high level of commitment to customer safety," Ms Baldi said.

"Aquamoves continues to be a top level facility and maintains the highest standards of safety for our staff and facility users so we are proud of our efforts."

Life Saving Victoria's Manager Aquatic Risk Services Daniel Brooks said this award is a way of recognising those facilities that have met the highest safety requirements in the aquatic industry.

"The award is similar to accrediting a lifesaver, therefore facilities must undergo a thorough assessment of their skills and performance and attain a high standard throughout," Mr Brooks said.

"We are very selective with who receives platinum pool accreditation and it must be proven that an exemplary level of aquatic safety is constantly maintained before the award is received."

The Platinum Pool award included the Royal Life Saving Society's Aquatic Facility Safety Assessment (AFSA), a six monthly assessment on implementation of a Safety Improvement Plan from the AFSA, a Life Saving Victoria Mystery Guest Visit and a Life Saving Victoria Supervision Assessment.

- Released 16 September