Aquatic Safety Management Aquatic Safety Management

Facility Accreditation Program

The Lifesaving Society`s Aquatic Safety Accreditation program provides an objective, formal validation Affiliate’s ongoing commitment to the best practices in aquatic safety.

The Lifesaving Society Facility Accreditation Program:

  • Promotes proactive efforts focusing on improving aquatic safety policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Ensures participating affiliates have confidence that their facilities are operating at or above the best industry standards.
  • Promotes public awareness of the facility’s commitment to the health and wellbeing of the community.

Accreditation Process:

The Accreditation process begins with an initial Comprehensive Audit and customized report; identifying all the requirements that are needed for the organization to meet aquatic safety policies. Where necessary, the Lifesaving Society will work with the affiliate to develop a Quality Improvement Plan.

The initial audit is followed by a 6-month Aquatic Safety Inspection and review of initial Audit and the client's progress with the audit’s recommendations. Following this inspection, the facility can apply for a 2-year (24 months) accreditation seal.

To maintain Accreditation, an Affiliate must conduct an annual Aquatic Safety Inspection. Inspections must be carried out by a third party; a certified and current Lifesaving Inspector or Auditor who is not currently employed by the Affiliate and has not been employed by the Affiliate within the last 5 years.

The Lifesaving Society recommends a Comprehensive Safety Audit once every five years.

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