The necessary elements for the training of swimming pool technical operators (SPTOs) and onsite designated supervisors (ODS) to PWTAG standards as defined in the PWTAG Code of Practice.
Staffing Presence - The Code of Practice requires:
All pools should have an appropriate level of technical operation and supervision. The details depends on the type and use of the pool.
In order to comply with Health and Safety responsibilities and comply with this CoP, a qualified, trained and competent technical operator should be available on-site/on call during all hours of operation at any of the following:
All other pools or treated water facilities should have an on-site qualified, trained competent technical operator or a contract with a qualified, trained, competent technical operator for a minimum of weekly visits and assistance whenever needed. Written documentation of these visits should be available at the facility. As a minimum the written reports should indicate that:
Supervisory requirements – visiting technical operator:
A qualified technical operator should have completed a technical operator training course that is in line with the PWTAG CoP. On-site, specific training, monitoring and assessment of competence should always supplement these.
To meet the needs of both full time technical operation and onsite supervision where there arrangements in place for a visiting technical operator PWTAG has stipulated two qualifications, these are the
PWTAG does not deliver training and qualifications rather these are provided by PWTAG approved training organisations.