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Art Deco lido could be filled ...

In its heyday, Grange Lido was the highlight of many families' trips to the south of the Lake District. For decades since it opened in 1932, th...

Bromine: health effects, incid...

Information on bromine, for responding to chemical incidents.

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Hydrogen peroxide: health effe...

Information on hydrogen peroxide (also known as dihydrogen dioxide, hydrogen dioxide, hydroperoxide) for use in responding to chemical incidents.

Nurse suspended over woman's p...

A nurse has been suspended after a woman in her care drank water from a swimming pool, leaving her with a life-limiting brain injury.

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23 Outdoor Pools In The UK Tha...

Here is your summer bucket list.

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Leisure club hit with £50,000...

A hospitality company has been fined more than £50,000 for health and safety offences in a successful prosecution by Wigan Council.

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Pool Water Quality, Ultraviole...

With summer approaching, recreational facilities across North America are preparing for pool season. Bathers may not recognize the work that goes i...

1 in 3 swimming-related diseas...

A third of treated recreational waterborne disease outbreaks during 2000 through 2014 occurred in hotel pools or hot tubs, according to a report pu...

Scientists uncover why sauna b...

Scientists in Finland have shown that sauna bathing is associated with a variety of health benefits. Using an experimental setting this time, the r...

Is Public Pooping a New Trend?...

It’s been an enlightening week in the world of public defecation. Recent video captures of two serial poop-and-run culprits-- respectively de...

The Absolutely Disgusting Reas...

Urine in swimming pools is one of those awkward facts of life we often ignore because it's gross and there's not much we can do about it. E...

Leisure centre pool is swiftly...

A strict cleaning regime will ensure harmful bacteria is removed following 'faecal contamination'.

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Crypto closes Cocks Moor pool...

Birmingham Community Leisure Trust works with Public Health England in response to outbreak of cryptosporidiosis linked to Birmingham pool.

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Accident leaves 14-year-old fi...

A teenager was left fighting for his life after his intestines were sucked out by the filter of a swimming pool.

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Legionella and spa pools: what...

Hot tubs and spa pools are a popular trend, but one with a high risk of legionella contamination. Shafik Megji of water treatment specialist Brodex...

Media coverage of Norovirus at...

Pool party norovirus outbreak covered by two newspapers:

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Control of legionella and othe...

Date of publication: January 2017

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Series code: HSG282

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Just How Much Pee Is In That P...

You know that sharp odor of chlorine from the swimming pool you can recall from earliest childhood? It turns out it's not just chlorine, but a ...

Mum's panic to find son caught...

Plas Arthur leisure centre swimming pool in Llangefni remains shut after 30 children complained their skin was burning following swimming lesson.

Baby swim nappies no better th...

BABY swim pants are no better at keeping poo out of the pool than a regular nappy, health experts have warned.

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High rates of respiratory prob...

(Reuters Health) - Lifeguards who spend more than 500 hours a year working at indoor pools are two to six times more likely than colleagues who are...

Swim Group report to improve s...

A new report launched today by the Swim Group aims to improve swimming and water safety in schools.

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Legionnaires' deaths: JTF admi...

A firm has admitted a health and safety breach after an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in a hot tub caused the deaths of three men.

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PWTAG Annual event 4th December

The PWTAG Annual Conference 2018 – Tuesday 4th December 2018 at Drayton Manor Hotel, Staffordshire. Available to book now! CLICK HERE for the EVENT PAGE.

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Swimming Pool Water 3rd edition 2017 – clarification of training accreditation

The 2017 edition of Swimming Pool Water (page 33) recommends that pool operator training should be: ‘suitable and sufficient and should be accredited by the Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (PWTAG).’ Accreditation shows that the training meets the requirements of the Code of Practice. To clarify, training that is to the same standard as PWTAG’s, but is not formally endorsed by PWTAG, may also be suitable and sufficient. In such circumstances, pool managers should satisfy themselves that the training provided incorporates the information in PWTAG’s training syllabus. It can of course include additional material.


HSE - HSG179 - 4th Edition - Available Now for FREE!

HSE HSG179 2018 - AVAILABLE NOW


NEW REPORT SHOWS HEALTH BENEFITS OF SWIMMING

Last month Swim England launched an independent report which shows the health and wellbeing benefits of swimming. The report shows the unique benefits of water make it the ideal place for people of all ages to exercise. It is particularly beneficial for those with long term health conditions.

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The report also found evidence that swimmers live longer. Swimming regularly also helps older people to stay fit, physically and mentally.

On the other end of the scale, the report also found that children who take part in swimming lessons regularly develop physical, cognitive and social skills quicker than those who do not.

The report’s remit was developed by the Swimming and Health Commission under the Chairmanship of Professor Ian Cumming, the Health Education England Chief Executive. Continue Reading...

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