Morey’s Piers’ Lifeguards Caught on Tape! and Exceed Standards in Hidden Camera Aquatic Safety Audit

August 17, 2012

The lifeguards at Morey’s Piers in the Wildwoods, NJ had no idea they were recently under surveillance. Nor did they realize they were about to be put to the test in an emergency rescue simulation. It didn't matter. They were ready. And that's the point. The lifeguards are always ready at Morey’s Piers Beachfront Waterparks.

Facility management announced today that both Raging Waters and Ocean Oasis Waterpark and Beach Club received a rating of “Exceeds Standards” during a recent unannounced hidden camera audit performed by international aquatic safety expert Ellis & Associates, Inc. Both Waterparks achieved this rating in all audits conducted for the 2012 season. “We're really proud of our lifeguards but not surprised by the results. We demand excellence from our staff every day. These external audits of our operation are at the core of our commitment to safety,” said Denise Beckson, Director of Waterpark Operations.

Lifeguards at this facility undergo multiple unannounced audits during the course of the summer. The audits are a mandatory component of Ellis & Associate's Comprehensive Aquatic Risk Management Program (CARMP). In order to evaluate each lifeguard's professional diligence, the audits include undercover video surveillance of individual lifeguards while they protect their Zone of Protection® area. Once the video surveillance is completed, an Ellis & Associates auditor tests the basic life support and rescue skills of the staff through simulated emergencies intended to measure the effectiveness of a facility's emergency action plan. The audit concludes with administrative, supervisory and facility evaluations. “Earning this rating is a remarkable accomplishment,” said Richard A. Carroll, Ellis & Associates Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “These lifeguards are on the top of their game. The guests at this facility are getting the highest degree of swimmer protection available in the aquatic industry.”

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