The Council Water Safety Policy applies to all employees. In addition, it extends to third parties who interact with Council services but are not employees such as members of the public, contractors and service users. The Policy applies to all Council buildings and assets where we have control, to any extent, of the water systems. Water safety in swimming pools is out of the scope of this Policy, except where there is a Legionella risk, e.g. spa and hydrotherapy pools, and the hot and cold water systems that serve showers and other welfare facilities.