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Parliamentary questions
10 September 2013
P-010013-13
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 117
Bernd Lange (S&D)

 Subject:  Safety in swimming pools
 Answer(s) 

More and more accidents in swimming pools are being reported. In particular there have been deaths caused by people’s hair becoming caught in the suction outlets of circulating pumps, due to the suction being too strong and the suction holes being too small.

1. How much does the Commission know about accidents in swimming pools? What is its assessment of the inadequate implementation of the EN 15288 standard, which has been in force since 2008?

2. What measures will the Commission take to ensure that public swimming pools and hotel pools are made safer and that suction systems no longer pose a threat?

3. What measures will the Commission take to encourage European tour operators to guarantee that European safety standards apply to the swimming pools used in the holidays which they organise?

Original language of question: DEOJ C 197, 26/06/2014
Last updated: 19 September 2013Legal notice