Pool makes change after CODC review
The need for an ‘‘immediate postincident management process’’ has been highlighted in a review after a young girl nearly drowned at the Cromwell Swim Centre.
In a statement, the Central Otago District Council says in late June WorkSafe New Zealand asked the council to participate in a voluntary duty holder review into the incident.
The WorkSafe New Zealand report supported the recommendations from council’s review and put forward other points for consideration. Recommendations include the need for continual community education around the requirements for caregivers to actively supervise children under eight years of age, and additional promotion of supervision is planned for the coming weeks to heighten awareness in the lead up to summer.
The review highlights the need to develop an immediate postincident management process, which is now in place. A final officer’s report will be presented to council’s audit and risk committee on November 28. The audit and risk committee will continue to monitor the completion of recommendations from the review process.
The Roaring Meg, in Central Otago, is at risk of closing if the Electricity Authority’s proposals are implemented.