Emergency Action Plan

1. Lack Of Water Clarity:
If the clarity of the water deteriorates during a Session all Users must leave the pool immediately and call the Pool Manager.

If the clarity of the water is poor on entering the building, User should not enter the pool but call the Pool Manager.
The Pool Manager will:
• Close the pool for as long as necessary until normal conditions are restored
• Call the Pool Engineer
• Conduct a water test
• Check that the plant room equipment is operating correctly


2. Faecal or Vomit Contamination:
User must leave the pool immediately; shower thoroughly; and contact the Pool Manager, who will:
• Close the pool until for as long as necessary until normal conditions are restored
• Call the Pool Engineer
• Arrange for the contaminant to be removed
• Conduct a water test


3. Diarrhoea Contamination:
User must leave the pool immediately; shower thoroughly; and contact the Pool Manager, who will:
• Close the pool for as long as necessary until normal conditions are restored
• Call the Pool Engineer
• Arrange for as much as possible of the contaminant to be removed
• Maintain chemical levels at top of range
• Add coagulant filter for three turnover cycles
• Backwash as recommended for filter


4. Outbreak Of Fire:
Anyone discovering a fire in the pool complex must:
• Raise the alarm verbally
• Make sure that everyone leaves the building and goes to the assembly point in the car park
• Call the Fire and Rescue Service
• Call the Pool Manager
• Not re-enter the building until told that it is safe to do so


5. Lighting Failure:
In the event of mains failure,
The Hirer must call the Pool Manager, who will close the pool for as long as necessary until normal conditions are restored.
6. Structural Failure:
If any signs of main structural failure appear, everyone must exit the building immediately and contact the Pool Manager, who will close the pool for as long as necessary until normal conditions are restored.


7. Emission of Toxic Gases:
If there is a release of toxic gases, Users must:
• Leave the pool immediately and go to the assembly point in the car park.
• Call the emergency services
• Call the Pool Manager
• Not re-enter the building until told that it is safe to do so

8. Chemical Incidents:
If spillage or leakage of pool chemicals is discovered by the cleaners or by a hirer group, everyone must leave the pool house and/or plant room immediately and call the Pool Manager, who will:
• Close the pool for as long as necessary until normal conditions are restored
• Call the Pool Engineer
• Switch off chemical supplies if safe to do so

9. Accidents, incidents and injuries:
Should any Hirer, User or other person be involved with or otherwise aware of any incident or accident, whether any injury is caused or not, then they must record the matter in the accident book before leaving the Facilities.

The Hirer, User or other person must as soon as possible also notify the Manager by email or phone informing them of the matter and confirming if a record is made in the accident book on site.

If any person suffers, or is suspected to be encountering difficulties, whilst using the swimming pool (or Facilities) the other User(s) must summon the emergency services and notify the Manager, who will make arrangements necessary for cancelling subsequent Sessions.

Users should act in accordance with instructions provided by the emergency services.

If the injured swimmer is suspected of having sustained a spinal injury, they should be stabilised in the water or at the poolside and no attempt should be made to move them prior to the arrival of the emergency services.

All Users must exit the pool without delay in a safe and suitable manner.

10. Reporting:
Users must abide with the requirements set our above in respect of recording all incidents and occurrences in the ‘accident book’ before leaving the Facilities, which must be carried out whether or not any person has suffered injury or was exposed to such risk of doing so.

The Accident Book is located in the Plant Room. Please contact the Manager by the number below for access.

In addition, notification must promptly be given to High Mill  Pool via the Manager, by phone or email:

Telephone: 01692671907
Email: Highmillpool@Gmail.com

High Mill Pool, having overall control of the Facilities, is required to comply with its obligations pursuant to the provisions of the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (“RIDDOR”).

RIDDOR imposes legal duties, including a requirement to formally submit a written report to the relevant authority where specific incidents occur, which include particular types of accidents, occupational diseases and specified dangerous occurrences (near misses). The legal requirement is for High Mill Pool to give notification under the reporting procedure without delay, and in any event within a prescribed period of time (days) determined by the circumstances.

All incidents arising at the Facilities must be recorded by the Users and referred to the Manager for High Mill Pool to consider the matter and if applicable submit a report to the authority as necessitated by law.