There is a great deal of misunderstanding about how mothers should enter the pool.
In a wet environment there is increased risk of slipping.
Issues relating to Health & Safety, Manual Handling & plain common sense must be considered.
Step units are commonly used but, they present critical safety risks.
To have mothers in strong labour climb up, step over the rim and down into the pool is not safe or practical.
Besides step units take up too much space, obstruct movement around the pool and are a trip hazard.
They are not safe, practical or necessary.
There’s a better way that’s far safer, simpler & more practical.
Provision of a compact, single step gives the mother a height advantage.
She can step up – sit on the extra-wide rim and swivel into the water.
There is no climbing – she is grounded at all times & safeguarded from risk.
A simple, safe & economical solution.
Ensure that the flooring around the pool is seamless, non-slip and rated for use in wet rooms.