Safety Supervision of participants on the Aqua Park is mandatory at all times by The Lake staff.
Parents/Guardians are requested to keep their children within groups and well behaved during their visit.
The following requirements are general mandatory safety rules to be enforced by the supervising adults.
The Excursion Coordinator must ensure all supervising adults are aware of the following simple safety rules. The safety rules are presented to the group by The Lake staff before entering the water.
The Lake Safety Rules:
1. No Diving
2. Stay out from underneath the equipment
3. Be aware of people above and below you
4. Buoyancy aids are a must and should never be removed
5. No jewellery or sharp/hard objects to be taken onto the aqua park
6. No swearing or threatening behaviour
7. No intoxicated persons (This includes any persons under the influence of alcohol / medication or mind altering substances)
8. Monitor your time
9. Pay attention to The Lake staff instructions at all times
*** ONE SHORT WHISTLE BLAST MEANS YOU SHOULD FOCUS ATTENTION ON AQUA PARK STAFF FOR FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS
*** MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REMOVE ANY PERSONS NOT ABIDING BY THE RULES
The Lake… Aqua Park lifeguards
The Lake team members hold a minimum of current NPLQ water safety/rescue qualifications and First Aid certificate or equivalent.
Normally 4 team members are on duty per shift. Should an extra staff member be required for larger groups then this will be applied.
Buoyancy Aids, throwlines are provided for all lifeguards and must be worn during shift.
Emergency Response Planning
The Lake has evacuation and emergency procedures in place that all staff have been trained in. These can be provided upon request.
In the event of an emergency or evacuation is required notice will be given by the Lifeguards or senior staff member on duty at The Lake.
It is essential that all participants take directions from our staff, who can be identified by their uniform (High Viz vests or The Lake tshirts ).
Staff will direct participants to the Emergency Assembly Area located next to the reception. From this area participants can then wait for further instructions from the Lake staff.
In the case of an injury The Lake has a First Aid Kit, spinal board and staff trained in First Aid on site. There is also an easily accessible well equipped Medical post located at reception and ambulance access located at the jetty entrance and reception car park.
The Lake has a mobile phone and landline located on site at the The Lake office, a megaphone as well as whistles to communicate with participants in the water. The Lake staff will be on duty to assist if required and the reception staff is also the contact person in the case of a first-aid emergency.
The Lake lifeguards and staff have First Aid training and basic First Aid equipment is on hand in an emergency.
The nearest Hospitals are located in Antrim (Antrim Area Hospital) & Coleraine (Causeway Coast Hospital)