The Royal Life Saving Aquatic Facility Safety Assessment (AFSA) is a comprehensive analysis of the policies, procedures, operations and activities of a public or commercial aquatic facility. The AFSA is the easiest and most effective way.
The AFSA is a simple and effective method of assessing the level of safety and compliance within an aquatic facility. For pool owners and operators, it is a way to ensure that their facility is being managed in line with current expectations and standards. Failure to meet reasonable standards in the provision of a safe environment for the public may in some instances carry significant penalties.
The AFSA can assess all aspects of the facility, including:
Facility and Pool Design
Water Features and Attractions
Spa, Hydrotherapy, Wave and Dive Pools
The AFSA question set determines compliance against the Guidelines for Safe Pool Operations (GSPO) and relevant State and National regulations and Legislation.
The assessment enables the development of a detailed report and safety improvement plan. The safety improvement plan lists the level of risk associated with each non-compliance, the applicable guideline or legislative reference and provides comprehensive recommendations to address the respective issues.
Benchmark current performance against industry standards and best practice
Gain independent and expert information and advice
Encourage continual improvement
Support the training and educational needs of key facility representatives
Ensure currency with regulatory changes
Reduce the likelihood and consequence of aquatic related injury and death
Demonstrate the use of a formal risk management process
Maintain a working relationship with the peak industry body
Achieve recognition for safety practices
Reduce legal risk