The Emergency Response Pool Programme (ER-Pool) is designed for those who have a responsibility to respond to an emergency within the swimming pool environment when the alarm has been raised. The Emergency Responder can be any member of the facility called upon to rescue and provide first aid.
ER-Pool is also a suitable qualification to back up and support the lifeguard team. In addition, this qualification is an excellent foundation to becoming a lifeguard and completing the RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ).
The qualification is made up of 3 sections:
The emergency responder’s role, Pool Safety Operating Procedures, types of pools and swimmer safety information
Responding to an emergency and the Emergency Action Plan
CPR and First Aid
Optional elements AED and/or Pool Extraction Board (PXB) can be included.
The ER-Pool programme is designed for use in small pools no greater than 1.5m in depth such as a health club or hotel pool. For pools that require direct supervision on the pool side and for larger pools, the RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification would be more suitable.
- 16 years of age
- Good level of swimming ability
- Attend 100% of course
You will receive a hardcopy within 3 weeks. Certificate is valid for 2 years.
Assessment is ongoing throughout the duration of the course.