The Poolsafe Quality Management Scheme (Poolsafe) is an independent assessment of public pools to ensure that their operations and facilities are safe.

There are currently 214 public pools in New Zealand and over 140 of those are members of the Poolsafe scheme. For a list of current Poolsafe pools, please click here

Poolsafe is an industry led, voluntary management system designed by the industry for the industry. It enables peer to peer assessment and moderates the delivery of public aquatic facilities services, with the direct intent to limit serious harm to their communities.

If you would like any further information, including the current criteria and joining the scheme, regarding Poolsafe, please contact the Aquatics Programme Manager, Tracey Prince-Puketapu at tracey@nzrecreation.org.nz.

We will help facilities joining the scheme to meet the Poolsafe criteria by way of providing advice, guidance, resources and templates.

Poolsafe Membership

Poolsafe Signage

Incident Review

NZRRP - ActiveCV

To ensure that your Poolsafe Assessor can use the online NZ Register of Recreation Professionals (www.nzrrp.org.nz) to verify the qualifications your lifeguards hold, you need to register your facility on ActiveCV and then link to your lifeguards to your facility.

For more information on how to register and use ActiveCV, visit the Skills Active website.

Please note that although multiple pools often sit under one umbrella organisation, each facility requires its own unique account because Poolsafe is awarded to individual facilities. Lifeguards are able to link with multiple facilities if they work at more than one.

If you experience a problem working through your instructions, please contact Skills Active on 0508 4 SKILLS (475 4557) or via email at activecv@skillsactive.org.nz.

Poolsafe Assessors

The role of the Poolsafe Assessors is to conduct robust and thorough assessments at Poolsafe Facilities. The assessors are chosen for their experience, skills, competencies and the knowledge they can provide.

Poolsafe Assessor Flyer

Poolsafe Assessor Application Form

Poolsafe Assessors for 2019-20:
  • Darryl Hamilton - Auckland Council
  • Dave McKenzie - Community Leisure Management
  • Dot Leggett - Queenstown Lakes District Council
  • Gastón Vélez - Horowhenua District Council
  • Janine Laumua - Wellington City Council
  • Jocelyn Lee - Auckland Council
  • Keith Martin - Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology
  • Kristin Raynes - Upper Hutt City Council
  • Matt Greenwood - Waimakariri District Council
  • Nick McConaghty - Selwyn District Council
  • Nick Warwick - Christchurch City Council
  • Sarah Clarke - Auckland Council
  • Stephen Keatley - Hutt City Council
  • Steven Prescott - Ashburton District Council
  • Tracey Prince - Recreation Aotearoa

Poolsafe Advisory Group

The Poolsafe Advisory Group provides advice, industry feedback and leadership to Recreation Aotearoa with regard to the Poolsafe Scheme. The purpose is to assist with the review and development of the Poolsafe Business Plan in order to ensure the ongoing quality and growth of the scheme.

Poolsafe Advisory Group Members:
  • Darryl Hamilton - Auckland Council
  • Kirsty Knowles - Community Leisure Management
  • Matthew Greenwood - Waimakariri District Council
  • Sarah Cresswell - Opus
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