Lessons for staff on pool risk assessment, CPR

Lyna Mohamad

The Brunei Association of Hotels (BAH) collaborated with Beach Bunch (BB) to conduct the Pool Risk Assessment and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Awareness training programme recently.

BAH President and Operations Manager of Mulia Hotel Iswandi bin Maaruf noted that the programme is part of Mulia Hotel’s effort to equip its management and staff on the procedures and actions to be taken during an emergency with focus on the swimming pool where the training mainly took place.

Iswandi added that pool risk assessment served to get participants to be well-versed with the adequacy of the pool’s safety such as what are the hazards, who might be harmed and how, what further action is necessary and so forth.

“They will be able to respond swiftly to any emergencies as the first aider and the same goes at anywhere, be it at the beach or the public areas. The safety skills can be put to good practice.”

Meanwhile, a BB trainer pointed that the CPR awareness programme was conducted as part of the memorandum of understanding between BAH and BB as a strategic partner of drowning prevention for hotel water facilities where responding to aquatic emergencies are required.

Hotel staff should be able to conduct CPR to increase the survivability of an unconscious person while waiting for professional emergency medical providers arrive and this awareness not only applies to drowning incidents but also non-aquatic incidents, said the trainer.

Hotel staff during the training. PHOTO: LYNA MOHAMAD