Šajā tīmekļa vietnē tiek izmantotas sīkdatnes. Turpinot lietot šo vietni, jūs piekrītat sīkdatņu izmantošanai. Uzzināt vairāk.
Teksta versija
LEGAL ACTS OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
home
 

Text consolidated by Valsts valodas centrs (State Language Centre) with amending regulations of:

23 August 2005 [shall come into force from 27 August 2005];
31 October 2006 [shall come into force from 4 November 2006];
17 March 2008 [shall come into force from 21 March 2008].

If a whole or part of a paragraph has been amended, the date of the amending regulation appears in square brackets at the end of the paragraph. If a whole paragraph or sub-paragraph has been deleted, the date of the deletion appears in square brackets beside the deleted paragraph or sub-paragraph.

Republic of Latvia

Cabinet
Regulation No. 439
Adopted 19 December 2000

Hygiene Requirements for Public Bathhouses

Issued pursuant to
Section 38.1 of the Epidemiological Safety Law

I. General Provisions

1. This Regulation prescribes the hygiene requirements for public bathhouses in order to ensure the prevention of infectious diseases.

2. Within the meaning of this Regulation, public bathhouses shall be those bathhouses which are used for bathing, leisure, medical treatment and rehabilitation. Bathhouses which are only used for personal needs shall not be considered as public bathhouses.

2.1 A public bathhouse the capacity of the sauna or steam room of which is 10 or less seats shall only be subject to the requirements specified in Paragraphs 19, 25, and 26, first sentence of Paragraph 28, and Paragraphs 29, 30, 31, and 32 of this Regulation.

[31 October 2006]

3. New-build, renovation or reconstruction of public bathhouses shall be carried out in accordance with the procedures laid down in General Construction Regulations by complying with the building code for public buildings and structures and also the requirements of this Regulation.

4. The head of a bathhouse shall be responsible for the compliance with this Regulation.

5. The implementation of this Regulation shall be controlled by the Health Inspectorate.

[17 March 2008]

II. Premises and Arrangement of a Bathhouse

6. Materials that are suitable for wet cleaning and disinfection shall be used for the wall and floor, and also equipment finishing in the premises of a bathhouse.

7. In order to ensure the compliance of the operation of a bathhouse with the hygiene requirements, the following rooms shall be arranged and appropriately equipped in a bathhouse:

7.1. entrance hall with a wardrobe (for outdoor clothes and footwear);

7.2. dressing room;

7.3. toilet facilities;

7.4. washing facility with water facets for cold and hot water and shower devices (hereinafter - the washing facility);

7.5. room for plank beds (a steam room - room for plank beds in wet bathhouse, a sauna - room for plank beds in dry bathhouse);

7.6. staff rooms;

7.7. rooms for household needs:

7.7.1. a room for the storage of clean linen;

7.7.2. a room for the storage of detergents and disinfectants, and inventory for the cleaning of premises;

7.7.3. a room for the storage of bathing inventory (for example, bowls, laundry baskets, bath brooms).

8. Shower rooms, bathrooms and also a room for swimming pool may be arranged and equipped in a bathhouse.

9. In dressing rooms, the washing facility, shower rooms, bathrooms and room of the swimming pool of a bathhouse floors of slip-resistant material shall be fitted.

10. If a public bathhouse has been incorporated in a public building (structure) which is intended for different use, the rooms referred to in Sub-paragraphs 7.1, 7.6, 7.7.1, and 7.7.2 of this Regulation may be located in another group of premises of the public building (structure).

11. [23 August 2005]

12. The minimum number of sanitary technical devices in the washing facility and toilet facility of a bathhouse is determined in Annex 1 to this Regulation.

13. In a bathhouse which is used only for bathing, toilet facilities shall be arranged next to the entrance hall with a wardrobe and in the dressing rooms. In a bathhouse which is used for leisure, medical treatment or rehabilitation, toilet facilities shall be arranged next to the entrance hall with a wardrobe or in the dressing rooms. Toilet facilities shall be provided with a toilet paper, soap or other hand washing product, hand dryers or disposable towels.

14. In the room for plank beds of a bathhouse (steam room or sauna), walls shall be finished with and the benches shall be manufactured from wood or another material which is safe and harmless to health.

15. Separate areas for dressing, and a specially equipped area for hair drying or an area for the use of individual hair drying devices which corresponds to safety requirements shall be provided within the dressing room of a bathhouse.

16. In the shower rooms of a bathhouse, shower shall be arranged in a separate cabin. The shower cabin may be multifunctional (hydro massage, steam baths, solarium). An entrance hall for the storage of clothes shall also be arranged.

17. In the bathrooms of a bathhouse, bath shall be arranged in a separate cabin. The bath may be multifunctional (different massage systems). An entrance hall for the storage of clothes shall also be arranged.

III. Water Supply and Sewerage of a Bathhouse

18. A bathhouse shall be provided with the supply of cold and hot water and sewerage.

19. The drinking water supplied to a bathhouse shall correspond to the mandatory drinking water safety requirements specified in the laws and regulations.

[31 October 2006]

20. During the operation of a bathhouse, continuous supply of cold and hot water shall be provided to the washing facility, shower rooms, bathrooms and swimming pool of the bathhouse.

IV. Ventilation, Heating and Lighting of the Premises of a Bathhouse

[31 October 2006]

V. Ensuring of the Hygiene Requirements for the Premises and Equipment of a Bathhouse

25. Each day after closing of a bathhouse the staff of a bathhouse shall clean all premises and equipment of the bathhouse, using the detergents and disinfectants. The washing facility, shower rooms, bathrooms, room of the swimming pool and toilet facilities shall be cleaned with a cleaning equipment marked correspondingly for the respective room and object to be cleaned.

26. After each visitor the staff of a bathhouse shall clean and disinfect the used washing bowl, and also the bath.

27. [31 October 2006]

28. If linen are provided for the visitors of a bathhouse (towels, sheets), they must be clean. Clean linen shall be stored in a separate room.

29. If the volume of the swimming pool of a bathhouse is 5 m3 or less and a special water treatment system has not been fitted:

29.1. water shall be completely changed each day before the opening of the swimming pool. Before the water is filled in, the empty swimming pool shall be cleaned, disinfected and rinsed with water;

29.2. quality indicators of the water in the swimming pool shall be determined each day by self-monitoring, and the following shall be ensured:

29.2.1. that when opening the swimming pool, the pH level does not exceed the maximum permissible rate - from 7.2 to 7.8;

29.2.2. that when opening the swimming pool, at the middle of the operation of the swimming pool and when closing the swimming pool, the free chlorine does not exceed the maximum permissible rate - from 0.3 to 1.0 mg/l.

30. If the volume of the swimming pool of a bathhouse is 5 m3 or greater (but does not exceed 80 m3) and the flow-through water system has been fitted:

30.1. water shall be completely changed at least four times a month. Before the water is filled in, the empty swimming pool shall be cleaned, disinfected and rinsed with water;

30.2. not less than 5-10 % of the water volume of the swimming pool shall be changed every twenty-four hours;

30.3. quality indicators of the water in the swimming pool shall be determined each day by self-monitoring, and the following shall be ensured:

30.3.1. that when opening the swimming pool, the pH level does not exceed the maximum permissible rate - from 7.2 to 7.8;

30.3.2. that when opening the swimming pool, at the middle of the operation of the swimming pool and when closing the swimming pool, the free chlorine does not exceed the maximum permissible rate - from 0.3 to 1.0 mg/l.

31. If the volume of the swimming pool of a bathhouse is 5 m3 or greater (but does not exceed 80 m3) and the water recirculation system has been fitted:

31.1. water shall be completely changed at least two times a year. Before the water is filled in, the empty swimming pool shall be cleaned, disinfected and rinsed with water;

31.2. not less than 5-10 % of the water volume of the swimming pool shall be changed every twenty-four hours;

31.3. during the use of the swimming pool operation of the water treatment system shall be ensured;

31.4. quality indicators of the water in the swimming pool shall be determined each day by self-monitoring, and the following shall be ensured:

31.4.1. that when opening the swimming pool, the pH level does not exceed the maximum permissible rate - from 7.2 to 7.8;

31.4.2. that when opening the swimming pool, at the middle of the operation of the swimming pool and when closing the swimming pool, the free chlorine does not exceed the maximum permissible rate - from 0.3 to 1.0 mg/l.

32. If a special water treatment system has been fitted in the swimming pool of a bathhouse (irrespective of its volume):

32.1. water shall be treated and disinfected in accordance with the instructions of the manufacturer for the use of the water treatment system, change of water, and also use of appropriate substances for the preparation of water. Before the water is filled in, the empty swimming pool shall be cleaned, disinfected and rinsed with water;

32.2. not less than 5-10 % of the water volume of the swimming pool shall be changed every twenty-four hours;

32.3. quality indicators of the water in the swimming pool shall be determined each day by the self-monitoring, and the following shall be ensured:

32.3.1. that when opening the swimming pool, the pH level does not exceed the maximum permissible rate - from 7.2 to 7.8;

32.3.2. that when opening the swimming pool, at the middle of the operation of the swimming pool and when closing the swimming pool, the free chlorine does not exceed the maximum permissible rate - from 0.3 to 1.0 mg/l.

VI. Closing Provisions

33. This Regulation shall come into force on 1 July 2001.

34. Sub-paragraphs 29.2 and 30.3 of this Regulation shall come into force on 1 January 2002.

35. Paragraph 11 of this Regulation shall come into force on 1 January 2005.

Prime Minister A. Bērziņš

Minister for Welfare A. Požarnovs

 

Annex 1
Cabinet Regulation No. 439
19 December 2000

Minimum Number of Sanitary Technical Devices in the Washing Facility and Toilet Facility of a Bathhouse

No. Sanitary technical devices Ratio of the minimum number of sanitary technical devices against the number of visitors of a bathhouse
1. In a washing facility:  
1.1. showers 1/10
1.2. water facets 1/10
2. In a toilet facility:  
2.1. toilet bowls 1/20
2.2. sinks for hand-washing 1/40

Minister for Welfare A. Požarnovs

 

Annex 2
Cabinet Regulation No. 439
19 December 2000

Relative Air Humidity in the Premises of a Bathhouse

[31 October 2006]

Annex 3
Cabinet Regulation No. 439
19 December 2000

Air Temperature in the Premises of a Bathhouse

[31 October 2006]

 


Translation © 2018 Valsts valodas centrs (State Language Centre)

 
Document information
Status:
In force
in force
Issuer: Cabinet of Ministers Type: regulation Document number: 439Adoption: 19.12.2000.Entry into force: 01.07.2001.Publication: Latvijas Vēstnesis, 466/469, 22.12.2000.
Language:
Related documents
  • Amendments
  • Issued pursuant to
  • Other related documents
13858
{"selected":{"value":"21.03.2008","content":"<font class='s-1'>21.03.2008.-...<\/font> <font class='s-3'>Sp\u0113k\u0101 eso\u0161\u0101<\/font>"},"data":[{"value":"21.03.2008","iso_value":"2008\/03\/21","content":"<font class='s-1'>21.03.2008.-...<\/font> <font class='s-3'>Sp\u0113k\u0101 eso\u0161\u0101<\/font>"},{"value":"04.11.2006","iso_value":"2006\/11\/04","content":"<font class='s-1'>04.11.2006.-20.03.2008.<\/font> <font class='s-2'>V\u0113sturisk\u0101<\/font>"},{"value":"27.08.2005","iso_value":"2005\/08\/27","content":"<font class='s-1'>27.08.2005.-03.11.2006.<\/font> <font class='s-2'>V\u0113sturisk\u0101<\/font>"},{"value":"01.07.2001","iso_value":"2001\/07\/01","content":"<font class='s-1'>01.07.2001.-26.08.2005.<\/font> <font class='s-2'>Pamata<\/font>"}]}
21.03.2008
87
0
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Draugiem.lv
 
0
Latvijas Vestnesis, the official publisher
ensures legislative acts systematization
function on this site.
All Likumi.lv content is intended for information purposes.
About Likumi.lv
News archive
Useful links
Contacts
For feedback
Terms of service
Privacy policy
Cookies
RSS logo
Latvijas Vēstnesis "Everyone has the right to know about his or her rights."
Article 90 of the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia
© Official publisher "Latvijas Vēstnesis"
ISO 9001:2008 (quality management system)
ISO 27001:2013 (information security) Kvalitātes balva