Civil Court Rules and Jury Charges

Kenneth Vercammen & Associates, P.C.
2053 Woodbridge Avenue - Edison, NJ 08817

Friday, January 23, 2015

8:26-5.3 Emergency equipment for swimming pools

8:26-5.3 Emergency equipment for swimming pools
(a) Swimming pools shall be provided with the following readily accessible emergency equipment:
1. Two or more assist poles or life hooks;
2. One or more rescue tubes for each lifeguard on duty;
i. For specially exempt facilities, at least two ring or rescue buoys approved by the United States Coast Guard or Underwriter Laboratories.
3. A first aid kit (see Appendix) approved by the Department of Health and Senior Services. The kit shall be available at all times during bathing periods and shall be fully restocked within 24 hours of use;
4. A full spine board complete with ties, head restraints and/or straps that meet the design requirements as specified at N.J.A.C. 8:40;
5. An emergency care area for swimming pools capable of accommodating 500 or more patrons; and

6. A telephone, radio, signaling device, or other health authority approved means of communication shall be located near the lifeguard station for emergency use. Commercial pay telephones shall be permitted for this purpose provided that coin deposit is not needed to access emergency assistance. Emergency numbers of the nearest rescue squad, physician, ambulance, police department, hospital, clinic, or other appropriate entity shall be posted in a weather-resistant display, adjacent to the telephone.