Emergency Response Pool

The Emergency Response Pool Programme (ER-Pool) is a two-day course, designed to assist operators in meeting HSE requirements in a swimming pool environment and train staff to respond to an emergency in a swimming pool environment. 

Is this course suitable for you?Learn more about ER-Pool qualification.

Candidate Age Requirements


Course Duration

2 days

Qualification Validity

2 years

Candidate Age Requirements


Course Duration

2 days

Qualification Validity

2 years

“When the pool is in use, there should be designated on-call competent staff to respond immediately to deal with any emergency. Such staff should be suitably trained, capable of reaching the poolside in time to perform a rescue and provide emergency first aid if the alarm is raised.”

HSE, Health and Safety in Swimming Pools (p.24)

ER-Pool programme is designed for small pools (no greater than 1.5m in depth), such as a health club or hotel pool. For larger pools that require direct supervision on poolside, RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification would be more suitable.

Is ER-Pool training suitable for you?

To enter ER-pool course, candidates must:

  • Be aged 16 or older at the beginning of the course,
  • Be able to surface dive to the deepest part of the pool,
  • Be able to climb out of the pool without help and without using steps or ladders (where venue design permits).

Learning Outcomes

ER-Pool training provides candidates with the knowledge and practical training to:

  • Rescue a casualty in the event of being alerted to an emergency,
  • Recover a casualty to poolside,
  • Perform vital First Aid, including CPR and AED.

ER-Pool Qualification

The ER-Pool qualification is valid for two years. To be qualified in ER-Pool, candidates must be aged 16 or older at the beginning of the course, show 100% attendance and complete all assessments.

Candidates will be required to complete the ER-Pool course and assessment to requalify.

Delivery Method

To provide the best support to candidates, the maximum number attending a course is limited to 12.

Course Duration

The total qualification time for ER-Pool training is 13 hours, excluding breaks.


Assessment for the ER-Pool qualification will include a mixture of practical and theory-based evaluations.

Book your health and safety training with Eureka!

Add-On Qualifications

You can add the following qualifications to your ER-Pool training.

First Aid

Emergency First Aid at Work 

You can include EFAW qualification to your ER-Pool training by completing the full six-hour EFAW course and assessment.

First Aid

Automated External Defibrillator Programme

You can also include AED to your training when you integrate EFAW into your qualification.

Courses specifically tailored to meet your needs.

Bespoke courses can be designed to meet your organisation's requirements and policies. Get in touch for more information.

Eureka Training

With 30+ years of experience, we provide health and safety training programmes for businesses, schools and community groups.

Contact Us

You can send email to info@eurekatraining.co.uk or use our Contact Form to contact us.

Designed by Goulding Studio

Instant SSL