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STA Safety Award for Teachers


STA Safety Award for Teachers

Course Information

Holders of the Safety Award for Teachers are capable in pool rescue, first aid, adult, child and infant CPR techniques. Holders will be competent to deal with poolside emergencies in accordance with the HSE publication
Managing Health and Safety in Swimming Pools and British Standard BS EN 15288 Part 2, Safety Requirements for Operations.

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  • Be 14 years of age or older

  • Be able to swim 25 metres (candidates who cannot swim 25 metres must be capable of wading, and effecting a rescue, in a pool with a depth no greater than chest height)

  • Be able to surface dive and recover an object from the deepest part of the pool

Validity of Award

This qualification is valid for 2 years.

Length of Course

6 Recommended Guided Learning Hours

Course Information

This qualification covers:

  • Understanding the Pool Safety Operating Procedures

  • Knowing how and being able to administer basic life support in a swimming pool environment

  • Knowing how and being able to administer first aid in a swimming pool environment

  • Being able to perform basic rescue skills in a swimming pool environment

  • Knowing how to respond to a swimming pool emergency situation

  • Understanding the importance of recording, reporting and analysing swimming pool emergency situations

Mandatory Units

  • Safety Award for Teachers

Assessment Criteria

  • Complete a portfolio and worksheet questions to the satisfaction of the course tutor

  • Demonstrate the ability to carry out rescue activities in a safe, effective and prompt manner

  • Demonstrate cardiopulmonary resuscitation, its preparatory actions and aftercare