Presentation on theme: "By Derek Wardle. To work at the Bonnyville Swimming Pool there are many certifications each staff member must have. Mine include National Lifeguard-Pool,"— Presentation transcript:
By Derek Wardle
To work at the Bonnyville Swimming Pool there are many certifications each staff member must have. Mine include National Lifeguard-Pool, Water Safety Instructor, Standard First Aid with CPR Level C, Lifesaving, and CPR Instructor. The three safety modules that I completed in school were 1210, 2210, and 3210 that helped me at work in many instances. This knowledge with my training ensured the highest quality of safety for all patrons at the swimming pool. These safety concepts with common sense and precise actions reduce the risk of injury not only for the employees but all visitors on the workplace.
Module 1210 taught me to use extreme personal safety precautions. This must be used when adding chemicals to the water in the pool. The use of caustic soda helps reduce the pH level in the pool when it is too high. Since this chemical is very dangerous a full face shield and rubber gloves must be worn. There is absolutely no reason for any worker not to take the time to prepare and be outfitted properly for contact with this chemical.
The Module 2210 focuses on workplace safety. Our bulletin board shows how to stay safe on the job site. Each person on shift passes by this reminder at least twenty times. As well we have cards to fill out when anyone sees an unsafe situation and then it is given to the supervisor as soon as possible. We receive Health and Safety magazines that help review various safety procedures. This is reinforced in our monthly in- services with CPR skills review and address any safety concerns.
In the Module of 3210 I gained knowledge in the area of safety management. My PPE includes the mandatory use of sandals because of the water tests, backwashes, and pump checks I perform in the basement of the pool. All pertinent information must be documented so that the chlorine in the pool stays at the pH 7.0. In the area of engineered control there are guards on rotating shafts of the pumps, chlorine detectors, and pressure relief valves on the boilers. Since there are many staff members administrative controls are used such as the listing of all procedures in the batching of chemicals.
Since I have accomplished the basic safety training with these three modules and expanded my training at the pool I have found my area of interest. Working with boilers such as this one that heats the pool is a fascinating piece of equipment that I wish to pursue in post-secondary education. The area of power engineering is my choice for a career. As well as furthering my education I know I must extend my knowledge of safety. I look forward to H2S Alive, TDG, WHIMIS, and Confined Space Entry.
Besides achieving safety training and work experience on the job I have learned that safety becomes as natural as eating and sleeping. A person must be on the look out for potentially dangerous situations. I believe the most single important rule that every person should follow is stated by the Occupational Health and Safety Board, Safety is an Attitude.