Pool Plant Operator
The objective of the Pool Plant Operations qualification is to enable learners to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding required to effectively run a pool plant room. The qualification provides the theory behind pool plant operations and maintenance, as well as providing learners with information on best practice principles and information on health, safety and legal responsibilities.
This qualification is for people who have a specific responsibility for pool plant operations, maintaining plant rooms, ensuring safe bather conditions and water testing. Some examples of sites where this qualification is required include: - Swimming Pools - Sports and Leisure Centres - Health Clubs - Spas (Including those displayed in retail outlets / distributors / installers) - Hotels - Holiday Parks - Hydrotherapy Pools - Schools - Parks - Lidos - Interactive water features - Swim schools.
There are several learning outcomes included which are based around 6 primary sections:
1. Principles of healthy and hygienic pool water
2. Principles of pool water testing
3. Principles of disinfection, pool chemistry and dosing in pool plant operations
4. Principles of mechanical pool plant operations
5. Swimming pool heating, ventilation and energy efficiency
6. Management practices and health and safety in plant operations
The PPO course is 21-hours of contact training time delivered over 3-days. It is assessed by the trainer through ongoing assessment as well as workbooks that need to be completed and practical demonstrations.