Safety for Aquatic Recreation Centers
Aquatic recreation centers can attract a lot of guests, but a lot of guests means you have a lot of people you’re responsible for. By having the proper safety measures in place, you can protect yourself and your patrons from incidents. Today on the Sports Facilities Management blog, we’ll talk about what you need to do to make sure your aquatic recreation center is safe.
Follow Safety Codes
First and foremost, you have to make sure your aquatic facilities are in accordance with safety codes. Things like chemical balance for hygiene and safety need constant monitoring. One way to make this an easy process is to make sure you hire a construction company that has experience and expertise building aquatic structures. They’ll be able to make sure everything is up to code and ready for guests.
Hire the Right Staff Members
Your staff should be properly trained to ensure the safety of your guests. Lifeguards will be your primary staff members, and they need to be certified. By getting their lifeguard certification, they’ll know what they need to do in an emergency and they’ll know how to enforce safety rules while they’re on duty. Make sure you hire enough lifeguards to cover your whole facility. The bigger your facilities are, the more you’ll need to hire.
You should also make sure to hire lifeguards with the right personality. Your lifeguards should be attentive and able to take their job seriously. They should understand that they’re in charge of people’s lives. This is not a job to take lightly. Be sure you hire lifeguard staff who understand their responsibility.
Your maintenance staff should also be trained in proper pool care. They should be trained on how to properly test pH levels and add chemicals as necessary. This way patrons can swim comfortably.
Signage is important for informing your patrons with the safety rules and what to do in emergencies. You need to make sure you have all the proper signage according to your state and local safety regulations. Your signage should be in clear, visible places for your patrons to see. If you’re not sure what signage you need, you should be able to find it online. Otherwise, your facility designer will know what is needed.
Contact Sports Facilities Management Today
If you’re looking to open an aquatic recreation center in your area, or if you need help running your current facility, let Sports Facilities Management help. Our extensive experience and knowledge in the industry may be just what you need. Contact us today for more information about what we can do for you.