Pool plant and specialist safety training
for the leisure industry.

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About Spectrum Leisure Training


Spectrum Training and Consultancy Services has been delivering certificated training courses for leisure facility operators, swimming pool and spa owners at all levels for over twenty years, enabling owners and organisations to operate their swimming pools, spas and hot tubs safely and efficiently. We provide technical and practical guidance and suitably trained and qualified staff.

The principal of Spectrum Training and Consultancy Services, Chris Bowler, is one of the most experienced tutors, delivering swimming pool plant operators training courses throughout the UK, Europe, and the Far East. Chris has been involved in producing the lead body course manuals for the training of swimming pool plant operators, spa pool operators and commercial hot tub ooperators.

Chris holds a Certificate in Education (Cert. Ed), and is an approved trainer for the Institute of Swimming, delivering the IOS National Pool Plant Operators Certificate courses and Spa pool Operators Courses. Chris is also a member of, and approved trainer for, the STA, an approved trainer for P.A.L.M. Academy Swimming Pool Technical Operators courses, an approved trainer with Active IQ, and a member of the PWTAG, the Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (MPWTAG). 

Chris brings a wealth of knwledge and practical experience to his training programmes. Prior to establishing his successful training career, Chris managed a large, multi-use, public leisure centre.

The ethos of Spectrum Training and Consultancy Services is to enable every leisure facility operator to achieve the highest levels and standards of health and safety, hygiene and efficiency in their operations. Every operator has a duty of care to its users as well as a legal obligation to provide a safe and clean environment. With the incidence of litigation steadily rising, it is important that the knowledge and practices of all operational staff are both comprehensive and current.

As well as delivering a wide range of training courses aimed at swimming pool operators, we also deliver specialised training courses for spa pool operators, hydrotherapy pool operators and commercial hot tub operators.

Spectrum also offers a site-specific consultancy service, through which operators can gain access to an independent review of their current operations, including risk assessment and safety audits, training needs assessment, best practice recommendations, and the creation of appropriate policies and procedures.

Embracing Spectrum Training and Consultancy Services programmes will help you:

  • Meet your statutory and legal obligations as a pool or spa operator
  • Help embed best practice and ensure the most efficient and effective use of resources such as chemicals, water and energy
  • Provide optimum bathing conditions to your customers, encouraging repeat visits
  • Enhance the reputation of your organisation by providing quality staff training which is suitable, sufficient and current

Spectrum Training and Consultancy Services can also provide training courses including the IOSH Managing Safely Certificate and the CIEH Level 2 Award for Food Hygiene.