Park District of Oak Park Receives Platinum International Aquatic Safety Award
The Park District of Oak Park announced today that it has been awarded the prestigious “Platinum International Safety Award”. Earning this award demonstrates that the aquatic facilities operated by the Park District consistently exceed industry standards in risk management and epitomize aquatic safety excellence. International Aquatic Safety Awards are presented to deserving aquatic facilities by Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc. – International Aquatic Safety and Risk Management Consultants.
International Aquatic Safety Awards are presented annually to participants in E&A’s Comprehensive Aquatic Risk Management Program (CARMP) and are based on the results of multiple random unannounced Aquatic Facility Operational Safety Audits throughout the year. These audits include undercover video surveillance of individual lifeguards while they protect their Zone of Protection® areas, in order to accurately evaluate their professional diligence. Additionally, individual and team basic life support and rescue skills are evaluated, along with simulated emergencies that measure the effectiveness of established Emergency Action Plans. The audit concludes with administrative, supervisory and facility evaluations. International Safety Awards are presented only to E&A’s most elite clients. Presented in three levels – Silver, Gold, and Platinum – only the top 3% of E&A clients in the world receive a Platinum International Aquatic Safety Award each year.
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