Chemical Business Association “leading action with industry-wide Forum”

The Chemical Business Association (CBA) has announced the formation of the (Swimming) Pool Chemical Forum, bringing together industry leaders to focus on innovation and safety development throughout the sector.

The creation of the Forum, led by the CBA, has resulted in the immediate introduction of the (Swimming) Pool Chemical Incident Register, which aims to help industry evolve by improving standards for chemicals handling and use through problem-area identification; ultimately making the sector a safer place for everyone.

The Forum’s establishment and the subsequent introduction of the Register, comes as a proactive response to a sharp increase in chemical incidents across the swimming pool sector.

The Pool Chemical Forum, hosted by the CBA, includes prominent industry bodies such as the Institute of Swimming (IoS), Swimming Pool and Allied Trades Association (SPATA), the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA), UK Active, and the Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (PWTAG), amongst others, alongside long-standing CBA member Brenntag UK.

The Register, which will collect anonymous* information surrounding the causes and learning points of pool chemical incidents, aims to provide a clear picture of areas and processes that industry can improve upon.

All submissions to the Register will be independently collated and shared with relevant industry parties on a regular basis to better inform health and safety practices going forward.

Tim Doggett, CBA CEO said of the introduction of both the Forum and Register: “Health and safety is at the heart of what we do at the CBA, and the launch of these two new industry initiatives are of utmost importance. They will help identify the root cause of incidents, allowing the sharing of lessons to be learnt, enabling preventative measures and furthermore, establishing guidelines to ensure the safety of professionals. This is made possible by bringing together major leaders in the sector, encouraging and inspiring improvement, collaboration, and knowledge transfer.”

*Devoid of any identifying information regarding sites, companies, or individuals.