Making a Summer Splash

    TORONTO, June 29 /CNW/ - School's out, rides are up, and the fearless
want to fly. Ready to catch all the fun under the sun? Seeking to make a big
splash? Well, take a few tips on rider safety from the experts at the
Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA). Show all your friends how
safe and fun you can be.

    Making a Summer Splash, Safely

    Here are a few reminders for the safest glide on waterslides:

    -   Obey all orders given by the attendant.
    -   Do not dive, run, stand, kneel, or rotate in the slide channel.
    -   Keep your hands inside the slide channel.
    -   Slide one person at a time.
    -   Slide when instructed by the attendant or when the splash area is
    -   Clear the splash area promptly.

    Be Go-Kart Smart

    Before you rev that engine and hit the track, follow these safety
procedures and be 'go-kart smart':

    -   Wear the approved helmet provided.
    -   Secure hair longer than shoulder length.
    -   Do not bump another kart, swerve or stop your kart on the track.
    -   Stay on the track.
    -   Use the seat belt provided.
    -   Report to the attendant anyone who appears to be under the influence
        of alcohol or drugs.
    -   Ensure your head is below the rollover protection.
    -   Obey the attendant. Stay in the kart until the ride is complete, and
        unload safely in the pit area when directed by the attendant.

    TSSA has developed extensive public education programs to increase rider
responsibility and promote safe behaviour. Watch for TSSA's RideSmart program
in various Ontario amusement parks throughout the season. And remember - most
incidents are rider-related.
    For more information on these and other safety topics, please visit
TSSA's safety website, Remember, safety is up to you.
    Get ready for a fun-filled season and make a splash into safety!

    About TSSA

    TSSA is an innovative, self-funded, non-government organization focused
on delivering public safety services. It provides not-for-profit regulatory
safety services in industry sectors such as amusement devices, boilers and
pressure vessels, elevating devices, natural gas, petroleum, propane fuels and
equipment, operating engineers, and upholstered and stuffed articles. The
organization's vision is to be the world leader in public safety services.

For further information:

For further information: Dave Lisle, Director, Public Relations and
Communications, TSSA, Telephone: 1-877-682-8772, Email:; For
more information on the Technical Standards and Safety Authority, please visit
our website at

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