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.

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