When you either run, manage, or work at a waterpark, your number one priority is always safety. It doesn’t matter how much fun people are having at your waterpark or how great your food is if you rides aren’t safe. If someone gets injured on one of your rides even once a month and it’s your fault, not negligence on their behalf, then people are going to stop coming to your waterpark. To the parents of young children, no amount of fun for their child is worth putting them at risk of harm. Thus, in order to keep your waterpark up and running, to avoid legal issues, and simply because it’s the right thing to do, you absolutely must make sure that your waterpark is as safe as it can possibly be at all times.
There are lots of ways to ensure that your waterpark is safe. You can stress the importance of safety to your staff, train them on how to educate the public about how to ride rides safely, and consult with outside safety organizations to discuss how to make your park more safe. However, the single most important thing you can do is hire water park contractors who are passionate about safety.
Why is hiring water park contractors who care about safety so important? It’s because they’re the people who are going to construct, maintain, and repair all of the equipment in your park. It’s not going to be you who’s out there fixing a slide when it stops working right or working on a ride when the water stops flowing. It’s going to be them. They’re the ones who are going to get out their equipment, climb into the ride, and make the repair. They’re also going to be the people who perform regular maintenance checks to ensure that all of the equipment and rides in the park are working properly. In short, they’re actually the people who ensure that your rides are safe for the public. If they don’t care about safety but instead are just going through the motions, then your rides are going to be less safe than they could be. If their number one priority isn’t safety, then it doesn’t matter what your number one priority is. The rides are going to eventually break down, and somewhere along the way someone is going to get hurt.
This is why it’s so critical when you’re interviewing various water park contractors to ask them what they think the most integral part of their job is. If they don’t say safety, then don’t hire them. It’s that simple. And if they do say safety and you end up hiring, don’t forget to continue to stress safety to them whenever you talk to them.
It’s absolutely critical that you end up hiring a water park contracting company like Slide Rite. They know how crucial safety is, and they don’t cut corners. Check out their website at www.slideriteusa.com to learn more about their total commitment to safety.