Pool Emergency Responder

The aim/intended use for Pool Emergency Responder is to train leisure staff working in facilities with pool depths shallower than 1.5m to be able to competently perform pool rescues and basic life support for adult, child, infant and drowning casualties.

This qualification supersedes both the STA Pool Attendant and STA Pool Responder qualifications.

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Available Regulators

Qualification Number: 603/0976/3
Title: STA Level 2 Award for Pool Emergency Responder
Credit Value: 2 Credits

  • Be 16 years of age or older
Validity of Award
This qualification is valid for 2 years.
Length of Course
Total Qualification Time: 16 Hours

  • 16 Guided Learning Hours
  • 0 Directed Assessment and Learning Hours
Course Information
The learner will:

  • Understand health and safety legislation for the swimming pool environment
  • Understand Pool Safety Operating Procedures
  • Understand hazards, risks and control measures in a swimming pool environment
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the Pool Emergency Responder
  • Be able to perform a rescue using suitable rescue equipment
  • Be able to perform a pool rescue
  • Be able to rescue an unconscious casualty from the pool floor
  • Be able to rescue a casualty suffering from a suspected spinal cord injury
  • Be able to assess an incident
  • Be able to manage an unconscious casualty who is breathing normally
  • Know how to and be able to assist a casualty who is choking
  • Be able to manage a casualty with external bleeding and in shock
  • Be able to manage a casualty with a minor injury
  • Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with injuries to bones, muscles and joints
  • Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with suspected head and spinal injuries
  • Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected major illness
  • Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with breathing related problems
Mandatory Units
  • Pool Emergency Responder
Assessment Criteria
  • Complete three worksheets with a pass mark of 100%
  • Demonstrate the ability to carry out rescue activities in a safe, effective and prompt manner
  • Demonstrate cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid skills

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