Lifeguard Induction

Westpark Fitness Staff Induction


RECEPTION – ground floor

Main entrance – café, barbers, NPNG, Salon, beauty salon
Shown where to turn on & off the lights
Shown where to source master/pool keys etc.
Shown managers office - explain
Shown canteen & rules explained.
Shown walkie talkies & how to use.
Comms rooms explained
Assessment room
Changing room – lockers, showers, sauna & steam rooms (guidelines), cleaning press, lost property
Turnstiles explained and fingerprint taken
Resale products / stock rooms
Underground / spin studio / bins / stock rooms

Gym Level 1 & Level 2

Walk through areas & explain each area
Movement clinic / Health matters / Board room / stock room
Fire escapes/ assembly points
Studios etc
Fill out starter form / garda vetting / Job description


Shown pool area
Back corridor – sauna, steam rooms - turn on / off, cleaning press
Shown Fire exits, foil blankets, first aid box locations
Pool & Jacuzzi explained / rules, lanes, covers, bather limit
Pool plant room & rules
Pool / Jacuzzi pool testing & explained why important.
Aqua equipment & music source
Virtual Aqua system explained shown how to use and source remotes
PPE assigned to individual & shown how to use properly.
Given locker in plant room provided for PPE.
Trained in filling CL day tank & why PPE is important
Daily checklist sheet shows how to complete each task
Training on pool maintenance
All the safety equipment shown and reviewed
Show how to use shower/eyewash stations.
Review faecal fouling & bodily fluid cleaning procedures
Explain how the breaks work and cover sorted
Open /close the fire exit gate
How to use the pool robot explain procedure.
How to wind in the pool cover
How to stop/reset jacuzzi if emergency occurs
Explain the rules for the sodium bisulphate tank.
Explain children swim times: weekdays & weekends.
Explain importance of children never entering the pool without an adult present at all times


Explain the CAYGO app
Opening and closing procedures explained
CAYGO pool/ changing area hourly checklist explained
Bens H & S checks shown & how to do.
Seachange explained and added to system
CSA board - explained
JSA’s explained and assigned
Safety Committee explained
Email set up
Read & sign Employee handbook

Review of Policies Listed before 2nd Induction

Tulsa online exam
Child protection policies
Pool SOP and Plant Room Procedures
Disability awareness policy
Environmental policy
Garda vetting policy
Staff training policy
Customer service
Safety policy
Covid policy
Safety statement
Data protection policy
Safety data sheets

Training to be booked by Manager

Manual handling
Fire safety
Evacuation chair
CPD If applicable
First aid and defib training

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Ireland Active, National Quality Standard, Outstanding Leisure 2024

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