New NDPA “Seal Of Safer Pool Practices” Program
The NDPA to introduce new “Seal of Safer Pool Practices” program, providing best practice guidelines for class “C” aquatic facilities. New Program to debut at NDPA 12th Annual Drowning Prevention Symposium; “Reaching Out”; March 13 – 15, 2013 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, February 28, 2013- The National Drowning Prevention Alliance is pleased to announce a new program providing best practice guidelines for class “C” aquatic facilities; Seal of Safer Pool Practices; to promote water safety and drowning prevention.
The NDPA conceived of and developed the Seal of Safer Pool Practices program with input from the Independent Pool and Spa Service Association. The Seal of Safer Pool Practices program provides best practice safety guidelines for aquatic facilities, following recommendations based on the Safer 3 Water Safety Foundation’s model for reducing drowning incidents. The goal of the program is to aid in creating a safer experience for patrons at class “C” aquatic facilities including; hotels, motels, apartments, condominiums, homeowner associations, and multi-family property owned pools; and to help to reduce the risks and liabilities associated with water-related incidents, as well as reducing resulting costs to facilities.
Included in the Seal of Safer Pool Practices is a comprehensive checklist including seven key objectives and over 30 benchmarked guidelines based in national safety standards for class “C” aquatic facilites. This one of a kind NDPA program encompasses a wide variety of aquatic safety issues in a comprehensive manner by using a wide variety of prescribed actions and methodology. Following best practice guidelines is a win-win investment in safety for class C aquatic facilities, and a precautionary step in helping to reduce the risks of water-related incidents which can result in costly lawsuits, reputation damage, and most importantly, the loss of human life.
The NDPA will debut the Seal of Safer Pools Practices program at the 12th Annual Drowning Prevention Symposium, themed, “Reaching Out”, from March 13 - 15, 2013 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Kim Burgess, Executive Director of the NDPA stated; “As part of our core beliefs, at the NDPA, we believe that drowning is preventable, and we believe that through our alliances, we can make a difference in preventing drowning.” “We’re thrilled to be able to launch the Seal of Safer Pools program in March to bring awareness to all of the important guidelines that it includes to improve water safety, from barriers to supervision to safety signage. Following these best practices will create safer environments for both adults and children at class C pools.”
About The National Drowning Prevention Alliance
The National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA) is a volunteer-driven, non-profit organization. The NDPA’s mission is to prevent drowning and aquatic injuries, by educating, leading, engaging, and supporting the public, its members, chapters, and partners. The NDPA is located at 1 Hall of Fame Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 and online at www.ndpa.org.
National Drowning Prevention Alliance
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