We now have an in-house trainer who can deliver the STA Level 3 Award in Pool Plant Operations, this is an invaluable qualification and highly recommended for health and safety at all commercial properties, but it is also relevant for any residential swimming pool owners who wish to make the most of their pools.
The Pool Plant Operations qualification aims to enable candidates to manage and maintain swimming pool, spa and interactive play feature operation via receiving the training necessary to reflect the most up-to-date requirements and standards for pool plant operation.
Anyone wishing to take the course must be a minimum of 18 years of age or older, the qualification is valid for 5 years and consists of 33 notional learning hours made up of 24 recommended guided learning hours and 9 non-contact guided learning hours.
The Pool Plant Operations qualification covers:
The industry lead bodies and their recommendations and guidelines
Pollution and its removal, the threat of disease such as legionnaires and how they are
Principles of circulation and filtration and the requirements for regular maintenance
How the physical characteristics of a swimming pool can be hazardous
Swimming pool ventilation and heating systems
The principles of water treatment, including pH, water balance and water testing
Analysis and interpretation of readings leading to corrective action
Methods for recording results and maintaining records
Understanding the different types of residual and non-residual disinfectants and their use in
Developing an understanding and awareness of current industry best practice, guidance and
Principles of Health and Safety and the relevant Statutes
Developing an understanding of the environmental implications of operating and managing
swimming pools, spas and associated plant
Energy and cost efficiency
The assessment criteria are as follows:
Satisfactorily complete a pre-course worksheet assignment
Satisfactorily complete the course manual
Complete a 25 question multiple-choice paper with a pass mark of 18
Undertake practical water testing, analysis and interpretation
Complete a post-course assessment sheet and return to course tutor
If you wish to register yourself or your staff for this qualification please contact Caroline on 01726 860866 or [email protected].