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Newfoundland and Labrador
Regulation 2016


NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR REGULATION 24/16

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
REGULATION 24/16

Public Pools Regulations (Amendment)
under the
Health and Community Services Act

(Filed June 1, 2016)

Under the authority of section 11 of the Health and Community Services Act, I make the following regulations.

Dated at St. John’s, May 31, 2016.

Dr. John Haggie
Minister of Health and Community Services

REGULATIONS

Analysis


        1.   S.16 Amdt.
Safety


CNLR 1023/96
as amended

        1. (1) Subsection 16(4) of the Public Pools Regulations is repealed and the following substituted:

             (4)  Where there is only one lifeguard on duty on the deck, an owner and an operator of a Class A pool shall ensure that there are, elsewhere on the premises and within call, one or more additional persons 16 years of age or more who are currently trained in Emergency First Aid and CPR and who are aware of the emergency and operational procedures for the pool.

             (2)  Subsection 16(6) of the regulations is repealed and the following substituted:

             (6)  A lifeguard shall be 16 years of age or older.

             (3)  Subsection 16(8) of the regulations is repealed and the following substituted:

             (8)  For the purpose of this section a current lifeguard certificate means

             (a)  a valid lifeguard certificate issued by the Royal Life Saving Society or the Canadian Red Cross; and

             (b)  either

                      (i)  a valid Standard First Aid and CPR Certificate, or

                     (ii)  another equivalent program approved by the minister.

             (4)  Subsection 16(9) of the regulations is repealed.

             (5)  Subsection 16(10) of the regulations is repealed and the following substituted:

          (10)  For the purpose of this section a current assistant lifeguard certificate means

             (a)  a valid assistant lifeguard certificate issued by the Royal Life Saving Society or the Canadian Red Cross; and

             (b)  either

                      (i)  a valid Standard First Aid and CPR Certificate, or

                     (ii)  another equivalent program approved by the minister.

             (6)  Subsection 16(11) of the regulations is repealed.

             (7)  Subsection 16(12) of the regulations is repealed and the following substituted:

          (12)  For the purpose of this section a Standard First Aid and CPR Certificate means a certificate issued by

             (a)  the Canadian Red Cross;

             (b)  St. John Ambulance;

             (c)  the Royal Life Saving Society; or

             (d)  an equivalent certificate or program approved by the minister.

             (8)  Subsection 16(18) of the regulations is repealed and the following substituted:

          (18)  An owner and an operator shall ensure that there is an identifiable room or area for the sole purpose of emergency care and this area shall contain

             (a)  a spine board with a head immobilization device, working straps or a device designed for securely transporting a person who has incurred a head, neck or spinal injury;

             (b)  a fully stocked #3 first aid kit in accordance with Schedule D to the Occupational Health and Safety First Aid Regulations; and

             (c)  splints for treating musculoskeletal injuries.

             (9)  Subsection 16(19) of the regulations is repealed and the following substituted:

          (19)  A Class A pool, other than a pool installed at a campground or day camp, shall be equipped with

             (a)  where the pool area is greater than 150 square metres, but not greater than 230 square metres, at least one control station that is restricted to the exclusive use of lifeguards and assistant lifeguards; and

             (b)  where the pool area is greater than 230 square metres, at least 2 control stations that are restricted to the exclusive use of lifeguards and assistant lifeguards.

          (10)  Section 16 of the regulations is amended by adding immediately after subsection (19) the following:

          (20)  In this section, "control station" means an elevated platform or chair which is

             (a)  at least 1.8 metres above the water surface of the pool;

             (b)  located at the side of the pool to provide an unobstructed view of the bottom of the pool; and

             (c)  securely positioned while in use.