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Harrison Watersports Covid-19 safety plan

This safety plan is to address frontline working staff, supervisors, and the joint health safety committee.

Harrison Watersports and associates will be holding a meeting upon employment. This will inform the employees about COVID 19 and the exposer to COVID 19 in the workplace. During the meeting, we will go over if the employee has any concerns relating to being exposed to COVID 19 in the workplace, and if there are any tasks that may concern them.

Harrison Watersports has added signage where people gather such as; the main office, lifeguard buildings, and common areas. This signage is there to control how many people can be in these areas. We have also added 6-foot markers and signage to keep staff and patrons 6 feet from each other.

Job tasks that require individuals to be in close proximity to other employees and patrons are; helping push sea-doo’s out, driving the shuttle sea-doo, and helping customers that are not capable of getting off the water equipment themselves. We will be supplying and requiring our staff to use appropriate PPE in these situations, and to wash their hands after with the HWS supplied hand washing sink. All tools, equipment, and machinery that employees share while working together such as; sea-doo, air pumps, radios, and keys must be disinfected frequently with disinfectant spray and/or wipes.

Identifying exposure hazards and developing measures to control exposure

1-Harrison Watersports and associates do not want any staff that are showing symptoms (i.e. fever, cough, sore throat, sneezing) to attend their scheduled shifts, whether or not the illness has been confirmed COVID 19. If you have any symptoms, please refrain from work and advise management that you are not at full health. Management will see who you have been in contact with during your shift, as well as, what you have used within the common areas and disinfect these surfaces. This also applies to whether the employee is at work or not.

2- Harrison Watersports and associates will discuss all potential risks of exposure to COVID 19 with all employees. We will go over where potential exposures may occur and how exposures can be controlled. All staff MUST review all new orders, guidelines, and notices posted.

3-Harrison Watersports and associates will be suppling personal protective equipment to mitigate transmission between staff members and the customer, as well as staff to staff transmission.

The personal protective equipment supplied will be as follows;

-Office staff will have glass installed to separate staff from the customers.

-All staff will receive 2 washable face masks that will be recommended to be worn while working with customers. All staff must review information on using masks. This information is provided in the COVID 19 binder.

-Gloves will be supplied if needed.

4- Harrison Watersports and associates will post signage for staff and customers to promote social distancing. Management will discuss the best practices in how to interact with customers with all staff, but still abiding with the recommendations of the province.

5- Harrison Watersports and associates will be sanitizing all common areas regularly. Areas that see a lot of traffic will be focused on daily, such as; office surfaces, handle grips, staff fridges, etc.

6- Harrison Watersports and associates will supply all First Aid attendants with OFA protocols in the COVID 19 binder.

7- Harrison Watersports and associates will be holding health and safety meetings on top of our monthly meetings with all staff. As things change HWS will review and go over these changes.

Controlling the number of people on site

1- Harrison Watersports and associates will be limiting the number of patrons on some of its activities to follow the recommendations of the province. A max number of customers, set by the province, will be allowed on the waterpark and dock if facilities get too busy. We will have a staff member monitor total numbers in these areas to follow the recommendation of the province as well.

2- Harrison Watersports and associates will be posting signage. These signs will explain the following:

– Promoting physical distancing by having everyone keep to the 6-foot rule to prevent droplets and personal contact transmission.

-Cough and sneeze into their arms.

-Wash their hands regularly, and refrain from touching their mouth, eyes, and nose before washing their hands.

-There will be a max capacity of patrons in certain areas.

3- Harrison Watersports and associates will keep regular communication with all employees regarding updates and how to keep all staff safe during business hours.

4- Harrison Watersports and associates will provide soap, hand sanitizer, and encourage all employees to wash their hands frequently.

Prohibition of workers who are sick and those returning from outside Canada

1-Harrison Watersports and associates require all staff that are displaying symptoms (i.e. fever, cough, sore throat, sneezing) to inform a manager immediately, whether or not the illness has been confirmed COVID 19.  Employees that have traveled internationally MUST quarantine for 14 days. Employees that live in the same household as an individual that has been diagnosed with COVID 19 and is currently in self-isolation, or who has been exposed to an individual that has a confirmed case of COVID 19, must not come to work, they must self-isolate for 14 days and call 811 (public health line top self-isolate).

2- Harrison Watersports and associates require staff to be open and honest regarding any questions they may have regarding COVID 19. Harrison Watersports will provide training and orientations to all staff regarding this public safety issue. We are here to keep you and everyone safe while at work.

All of Harrison Watersports’ preventive measures will stay in place until we receive more information from the province, and/or Work Safe has changed their guidelines on how they would like small businesses to operate.


Changes HWS will be implementing to mitigate Covid 19


  1. Install hand washing facility and provide sanitizer for staff to use.
  2. Install protective glass and line separation to protect office staff from customers.
  3. Post signage for all staff and customers to remind them of the best practices for physical distancing.
  4. Change how we will be running certain activities and how many people we will limit to use these activities at one time.
  5. Increase the sanitization of its facilities and products.
  6. Provide PPE and appropriate training to staff.
  7. Post information on our website for customers to refrain from visiting HWS if they have any symptoms of COVID 19.
  8. Providing staff with information regarding exposure to COVID 19, and how they should advise management if they have any symptoms, as well as, how they should not return back to work until their self-isolation is completed.