7 Essential Water Park Safety Tips
Visiting a water park has long been a popular way to make the most of the summer months in North Carolina. However, to ensure a day at the water park is a pleasant experience for all involved, it’s important to emphasize safety. The following tips will help:
Make Sure Everyone is Supervised
If you’re visiting a water park with young children, don’t assume the lifeguards and other staff members of the park will be thoroughly responsible for keeping an eye on the kids. Make sure children are supervised at all times.
Know the Rules
Familiarize yourself and everyone else visiting the park with all the park’s rules and regulations. Be aware, individual rides and attractions may also have their own rules.
Obeying the rules doesn’t just boost your own safety. It can also minimize the odds of you causing an accident that results in harm to others.
You may be spending quite a bit of time in water during a day at the water park, but that doesn’t mean you can forget to consume water! A day out in the sun can be very dehydrating. Guard against this by regularly consuming water throughout the day.
Don’t Drink Alcohol
Depending on the water park you visit and its individual policies, you may have the opportunity to purchase and consume alcohol while on the premises. Even if this is an option, it’s probably best if you refrain from consuming alcohol or using any other substances that could impair your judgment or physical abilities while at a water park.
Protect your skin if you’ll be out in the sun during the day! Naturally, because you’ll be at a water park, it’s smart to choose water-resistant sunscreen.
Don’t Try to Impress Anyone
Certain water park attractions are more extreme than others. When choosing which attractions to experience, remember that this is not a time when you should be attempting to show off in any capacity. Instead, when visiting a water park, you should exercise sound judgment. If you have any reason whatsoever to believe that a particular attraction might be more than you can handle, make the smart choice and stick to the safer rides.
It’s also wise to inspect the overall condition of the attractions. If you notice any red flags, whether they be signs of wear and tear, a sense that ride attendants aren’t behaving responsible, or any other such warning signs, it might be best to skip a particular ride.
Use Safety Gear
Some water park attractions provide guests with the option to use flotation devices and other such safety gear. Always do so when you have this option.
All that said, it’s also worth noting that those who own and operate a water park have a duty to maintain a safe property. Sometimes, accidents happen at water parks because ownership neglects this responsibility.
Perhaps you’ve been involved in such an accident. If so, consider reviewing your case with a Charlotte premises liability attorney at Brown Moore & Associates, PLLC. We could help determine whether you have reason to file a claim seeking financial compensation. Learn more by contacting us online or calling us at 704-335-1500.