Although some rules at the local lido may vary slightly between different areas, it can probably be safely said that most lidos have a set of rules including the following:
- Children under the age of eight must be accompanied by responsible adults: minimum age 16, one adult for every two children
- No running around the pool
- No diving, except in specifically designated areas; some lidos do not permit diving at all
- No balls or inflatables during busy periods
- No alcohol
- No glass containers
- Instructions by lifeguards must be followed
Rules at the local lido typically also include a reminder that visitors must wear appropriate swimwear at all times and that photography must be authorised and supervised by a member of staff.
Importance of rules at the local lido
Lido owners have a responsibility to protect the health and safety of their patrons. This includes taking all necessary steps to prevent drowning and near-drowning accidents, slips, trips and falls, and so on.
Rules at the local lido like those above are designed to help prevent pool accidents and, as is the case with the rules concerning swimwear and photography, ensure children are kept safe. Following these rules is imperative in order to help prevent personal injuries.
In spite of these rules, lido accidents can and will happen occasionally for a variety of reasons. Sometimes members of the public are responsible, while on other occasions, lido staff may make a mistake or neglect to perform a duty, such as clearing up a spill in changing rooms, for example.
If something like this should happen and you are injured at the lido, be by a slip, trip or fall or any other kind of accident at the lido, for which someone else was responsible, you could be entitled to claim for compensation.
Claiming for personal injury compensation is made a great deal easier with the help of our in-house solicitors. Backed by more than 15 years’ experience, our nationwide Accident Advice Helpline legal team consists of highly trained, sympathetic solicitors specialising in assisting members of the public in getting the compensation they are entitled to.
Operating under conditional fee agreements, they are able to support you throughout the claim process, dealing with many of the processes involved over the phone and often achieving successful settlements out of court.
All you need to do to enlist their help is to call our 24/7 freephone helpline either from your mobile on 0333 500 0993, or from your home phone or any other landline on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice