STAmark: STA's Definitive Health & Safety Accreditation

STA’s definitive health & safety accreditation, STAmark, was developed to provide greater clarity of standards within the leisure industry for the operation of both public and private swim schools. STAmark symbolises a level of understanding across all key health & safety aspects in line with swim school operations.

STAmark is a web-based programme accessible through your STA Online account. This reduces the need for multiple login details and cumbersome paperwork. Combining the previous tiered system, accredited organisations demonstrate an in-depth understanding and competence towards the provision of operational health & safety, in line with industry standards and best practice.

Revamped for 2019

The programme has been reviewed and revamped for 2019 to provide a comprehensive accreditation that demonstrates an understanding across key areas of health & safety. STA’s new STAmark has combined the previous tiered system to create an individual programme that combines key areas from both the previous bronze and gold accreditations.

What STAmark Covers

The main accreditation consists of all the mandatory sections, which must be passed to obtain your STAmark accreditation. The optional sections can bolster your accreditation if applicable, and will demonstrate further understanding in specialised fields of pool plant, baby safe pool and marketing.

Mandatory Sections

Managing Health and Safety

Normal Operating Procedures

Documented Systems and Procedures

Staffing and Managing Development

Site-Specific Environmental Protocols

Pool Safety Operating Procedures

Teaching/Lesson/Swim Programme

Customer Care

Emergency Action Plan

Optional Sections

Business Development & Marketing

Pool Plant

Baby Safe Pool

When You Become Accredited

Upon successful completion of the STAmark programme, you will be awarded with a personalised certificate, plus a STAmark logo and image pack for use on your website and marketing materials.

Additionally, you’ll also feature on STA’s widely used STA Search facility, with customers being able to recognise your dedication to health & safety standards.


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