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HSE Guidelines for Hot Tubs suited in Holiday Lets, Lodges Holiday Homes



Advice on HSE Guidelines for Hot Tubs suited in Holiday Lets, Lodges Holiday Homes
 
As more and more holiday makers are seeking that extra indulgence of holiday with that added Hot Tub as a feature, it is important that business owners are aware of the Health & Safety Regulations with regards to Hot Tubs.
 
Hot Tubs, Spas, jacuzzi are at the perfect temperature between 30 and 40 degrees for the breeding of bacteria which pose a risk of infectious diseases caused by organic matter in the water such as legionnaires’ disease which can be fatal. There have been a number of outbreaks linked to spa pools in leisure centres, hotels, holiday homes, on cruise ships and on display.
 
This information is provided for guidance only and is an overview, it is recommended that you refer to the below references for full legislative requirements.
 
  1. Carryout a Risk assessment and understand all the potential risks associated with a Hot Tub and decide how these will be managed.
  2. A maintenance plan should be in place with a water treatment plan.
  3. Reports will need to be kept that demonstrate that the Hot Tub is regularly inspected, which includes maintenance, water treatment and cleaning.
  4. A continuous chemical feeder is available in the Hot Tub.
  5. Regular changing of the water, full drain down, cleaning, shock cleaning is carried out and water to be changed between rentals.
  6. Health & Safety and operating advice to be provided to Hot Tub users.
  7. Full shut down service recommended every 6 months for spas with high use.
  8. Make sure your insurance covers Hot Tubs and includes liability to guest using it.
 
 
 
References
http://www.hse.gov.uk/legionnaires/spa-pools.htm
http://www.spatechtraining.co.uk/courses/water-chemistry-training/