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Residential Swimming Pools Equipped With a Diving Board

Diving board

Standard BNQ 9461-100
Residential Swimming Pools Equipped With a Diving Board - Minimum Water Envelope to Prevent Cervical Spinal Cord Injuries Resulting From Diving From a Diving Board

Since the arrival of swimming pools equipped with a diving board in the back yards of homes in Québec, a large number of accidents have occurred that have unfortunately resulted in cervical spinal cord injuries that have left most victims quadriplegic. Some incidents led to legal disputes between pool users and pool owners, and it became obvious that a standard needed to be developed to ensure user safety and owner liability. The BNQ 9461-100 standard sets out new dimensional and geometric specifications for the minimum water envelope required to provide a safe environment for diving in a residential pool. The standard is for pool professionals and pool owners. It has already made it possible to significantly reduce the number of injuries, and it is already mandatory in some municipalities and districts.

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12710ANGBNQ 9461-100 Residential Swimming Pools Equipped with a Diving Board - Minimum Water Envelope to Prevent Cervical Spinal Cord Injuries Resulting from Diving from a Diving Board
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12645FRNBNQ 9461-100 Piscines résidentielles dotées d'un plongeoir - Enveloppe d'eau minimale pour prévenir les blessures médullaires cervicales résultant d'un plongeon effectué à partir d'un plongeoir
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9461-1009461-100:PDFPDFFrench2009-05-2512660 $
9461-1009461-100R:PDFNetwork PDF LicenseFrench2009-05-25126180 $

Standards committee members

Number of committee members: 11
Mr. André BeaudryLatham Splash Canada inc.
Mr. Dany BoulangerClub de plongeon Rouge et Or de l'Université Laval
Ms. Carole DemeuleLes industries RP SCP
Mr. Raynald HawkinsSociété de sauvetage
Mr. Éric LavoieSociété pour la prévention des accidents de plongeon.
Doctor Bernard E. LeducInstitut de réadaptation de Montréal
Mr. Pierre PatryMinistère de la Santé et des Services sociaux
Ms. Isabelle PerrasACPQ - Association des commerçants de piscines du Québec
Mr. Pierre-Paul RavenelleCorporation des officiers municipaux en bâtiment et en environnement du Québec
Ms. Sylvie RégimbaldMinistère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire
Mr. Michel TremblayConsultant

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