Webinar – GSPO & AFSA

We are pleased to invite you and/or your colleagues to an upcoming free webinar. This year marks 30 years and 25 years respectively of Royal Life Saving having developed and maintained the Guidelines for Safe Pool Operations (the GSPO) and Aquatic Facility Safety Assessments. Initially intended to be voluntary, the Guidelines were created in 1991 to provide locally developed practical guidance for the safe operation of swimming facilities and aquatic locations.

Safety Assessments were created in 1996 to assist aquatic facility owners and operators measure their success in managing risk and preventing serious incidents. Together, the Guidelines and independent Safety Assessments have: helped aquatic facility owners and operators be protected from the imposition of inappropriate standards; driven down both drownings and aquatic based injuries in public aquatic facilities; and provided a standard by which to measure safety performance for the sector.

Over the course of the last three decades, the Guidelines and Assessments have continued to evolve to incorporate more sophisticated standards, legislation, facilities, programs and community expectations.

Now under the oversight and guidance of the National Aquatic Industry Committee, the Guidelines are as relevant as ever considering the COVID-19 pandemic and an increasingly complex operating environment.

Royal Life Saving is pleased to facilitate its fourth aquatic industry webinar for 2021-22 and will be joined by some of the creators and administrators of the GSPO and Safety Assessments as well as key industry partners integral to the development and use of the Guidelines:

  • Norman Farmer AM ESM, RLSS Commonwealth
  • Craig Roberts, Royal Life Saving New South Wales
  • Matthew Griffiths, Aquatic Recreation Institute New South Wales
  • And others (pending schedules)

Webinar Details:
Thursday 30 September 2021
11:00am to 12:00pm AEST

RJ Houston, National Manager – Aquatics, Royal Life Saving Australia

Webinar Registration:
Registration for this event is essential, please register at the below link.

RJ Houston, National Manager – Aquatics
Email: rjhouston@rlssa.org.au