The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark announced today that it has been awarded the prestigious “Platinum International Aquatic Safety Award” by Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc. for the 2021 operating season. Earning this award designates a facility as consistently exceeding industry standards in regards to lifeguard professionalism, risk management, and aquatic safety excellence.
“It is apparent that the entire staff embodies the idea of setting the standard in aquatic safety, and swimmers who frequent this aquatic facility are afforded the highest degree of swimmer protection currently available for the aquatic industry.”
-Richard A. Carroll, Senior VP/COO of Jeff Ellis & Associates
Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc. (E&A) partners with clients around the world to provide comprehensive risk management for aquatic facilities, and is regarded as an industry leader when it comes to aquatic safety. E&A clients represent the finest and safest aquatic facilities in the world.
Annually, E&A presents International Aquatic Safety Awards to its highest performing facilities within their Comprehensive Aquatic Risk Management Program, based on the results of multiple random unannounced aquatic facility operational safety audits throughout the year. During these audits, auditors observe operation of the facility while undercover as guests, taking video surveillance of individual lifeguards as they monitor their zones of protection, to accurately and discretely evaluate their professional diligence. Once videoing of the lifeguards is completed, auditors reveal themselves to the facility’s management staff and evaluate individual and team basic life support and rescue skills, along with simulated emergencies that measure the effectiveness and execution of established Emergency Action Plans, including first aid scenarios, unconscious guest resuscitation, spinal injury emergencies, and more. The audit concludes with administrative, supervisory, and facility evaluations.
It is of particular note when an E&A facility is granted an International Aquatic Safety Award. Awards are presented in three levels – Silver, Gold, and Platinum. Only the top 10% of E&A clients receive the Platinum International Aquatic Safety Award. As such, these facilities are formally recognized as the best of the best in the industry.