Resources & Links

As Canada's lifeguarding expert, the Lifesaving Society readily shares our expertise. The following links will lead you to the online resources and support materials available from the Lifesaving Society.  

Aquatic Safety Standards

Public Aquatic Facility Safety Standards 2012 (pdf)
Waterfront Safety Standards (pdf)
Public Wading Pool Safety Standards (pdf)
Semipublic Swimming Pool Safety Standards (pdf)
Private Pool Safety Standards (pdf)
Standards Journal 2012 (pdf)

Regulations and Codes

NEW Pool Standards July 2014
Public Swimming Pools Regulation - Alberta
NWT Health Act-Public Pool Regulations
Occupiers’ Liability Act - Alberta
Alberta Fire Code
Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Code Explanation Guide
Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Act, Regulation and Code
Working Alone – Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Code
Employment Standards
WHMIS – Workplace Hazardous Material Information System
Transportation of Dangerous Goods - Transport Canada
Barrier Free Design Guide


First Aid in the Workplace - Legal Requirements of Alberta

List of Alberta Government Approved First Aid Training Courses
First Aid in the Workplace: TILMA & AIT Agreement (FA016)
First Aid Record Access (FA009)
Workplace First Aiders and Legal Requirements (FA011)
Developing a First Aid Plan (FA012)
Medication in First Aid Kits (FA014)
Automated External Defibrillators in the Workplace (FA015)
Guideline for Development of a Code of Practice for Respiratory Protective Equipment (PPE004)
Respiratory Protective Equipment: an Employer's Guide (PPE001)


Emergency Procedures and First Aid

Alberta First Aid Government Approval Letter
Northwest Territories First Aid Government Approval Letter
First Aid Report Form (pdf)
First Aid Kit - List of Contents (pdf) 



Creating Safe Ice Surfaces on Natural Waterways

Choosing and Creating Safe Ice Surfaces

Pool Water Quality

Pool Fouling-Fecal Incident Response Recommendations for Pool Staff (pdf)
Cleaning up Body Fluid Spills on Pool Surfaces
CDC Healthy Swimming Requirements


Suction and Entrapment Hazards (pdf)
Facility Lighting (pdf)
Colour of Pool Bottoms and Walls (pdf)
Lifeguard Friendly Pool Design (pdf)
FINA Standards for Diving Boards, Starting Blocks and Platforms (pdf)


Aquatic Staff Manual – Suggested Contents List (pdf)
Risk Management for Aquatic Facilities (pdf)
Lifeguard Positioning (pdf)
Lifeguard Training
Major Incident Documentation (pdf)

Safety Equipment and Training Products

Actar manikins for CPR instruction and practice
Barrier devices for rescue breathing
Head Immobilizers
Rescue Tubes



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