Some of us could never muster up the courage to dive off a diving board. However others are brave enough to try it, and brave enough to dive off the top board as well, since there are several different heights of boards that can be used for diving into a swimming pool.
In every case you would expect the condition of the diving board to be very good indeed, and not posing any potential hazard that might cause injury. Indeed, health and safety inspections should highlight any potential problems in this area. As such there is little chance of being affected by a diving board that is of poor quality.
However with that said there may sometimes be the possibility of suffering a diving board injury as a consequence of using a diving board that is in poor condition. For example the surface may be crumbling and you may receive a cut to your foot as a result. If there are chunks taken out of the surface you might even rick your ankle over. If you were to fall you could end up with a potentially serious injury if you fell from the board itself.
How serious might a fall from a diving board be?
An uncontrolled fall could be very dangerous indeed, as we have seen from the above information. However it is rare that such an event would happen. The vast majority of diving boards in locations across the UK are kept in excellent condition and are rarely potentially hazardous or dangerous in any way.
This is due to the hard work of employers running such leisure centres and swimming pools, and to their dedication to ensure all health and safety inspections pass without incident. Few pools pose any potential hazards at all.
Ask for no-obligation advice if you’ve had a diving board injury
Providing your accident occurred within the last three years it could be worth calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 now.
We could provide you with no-obligation advice after taking into account the facts surrounding your accident.
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Date Published: April 6, 2015
Author: Rob Steen