Ellis & Associates International Aquatic Safety & Risk Management Consultants performed an unannounced observational audit of Memorial, McMillen and Northside pools recently. Operational safety audits are randomly conducted to assist clients in evaluating their aquatic safety and risk management operations.
Some of the results of the Ellis & Associates audit are as follows:
Most of the lifeguards observed provided swimmer surveillance which exceeded the standard. All lifeguards maintained a professional image. Supervisors exceeded standards.
Individual and team skills observed met or exceeded all standards. Appropriate care was given when necessary.
Backboarding, strapping and head immobilization protocols meet standards and stabilization is consistently maintained throughout the scenario.
All Facility items are present, in order, and meet the standard. All Facility equipment is present and in proper operational working order. Supervisors are observed taking time to stop and watch on-duty lifeguards.
Administrative items were readily available for inspection, properly updated and organized.