Safety Tips to Make Summer Break a Splash

TORONTO, June 29 /CNW/ - Just when you thought diving in head first was a great thing to do - think again. Did you know that over 80 per cent of incidents involving waterslides are due to unsafe rider behaviour?

Slide safely this summer by following these simple tips:

    
    1.  Follow the rules. Ensure you meet the height, weight, and/or age
        requirements and follow the attendant's instructions.

    2.  Keep your position. Never dive, run, stand, kneel, or spin while on
        the waterslide.

    3.  Play by the numbers. If the slide is for single riders only, don't
        attempt to double ride with another person.

    4.  Don't overdo it. If you feel tired or exhausted, take a break. You
        can also beat the heat by wearing sunscreen and drinking lots of
        water.
    

And this season - go BIG! Look for TSSA's Summer Safety Crew at one of Ontario's major water parks, grab a few tips, and earn your chance to win an iPad and other cool prizes. Check out www.safetyinfo.ca, go big and splash safe.

The Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) is an innovative, not-for-profit organization focused on delivering public safety services. It provides regulatory safety services in industry sectors such as fuels, amusement devices, elevating devices, ski lifts, boilers and pressure vessels, operating engineers, and upholstered and stuffed articles. The organization's vision is to be the world leader in public safety services.

SOURCE TECHNICAL STANDARDS AND SAFETY AUTHORITY

For further information: For further information: Bernadette Celis, Communications Advisor, Public Education, Public Relations and Communications, TSSA, Telephone: 1-877-682-8772; Email: media@tssa.org; For more information on the Technical Standards and Safety Authority, please visit www.tssa.org

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