TSSA works with Ontario Government to Get the Amusement Sector Ready for a Safe Reopening

Industry: Amusement Devices

Category: TSSA News

Jul 08, 2021


The Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA) is partnering with Ontario’s Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) to help the amusement sector reopen its doors safely, by providing COVID-19 education while doing technical inspections in preparation for the reopening of the amusement device sector.

This joint effort by MLTSD and TSSA is driven by the shared goal of ensuring members of the public can enjoy amusement facilities safely and providing operators of amusement devices and water parks with the information they need to be ready to reopen safely and build their businesses after the pandemic disruption. 
The following outlines how the inspections will work:

  • In addition to TSSA’s normal periodic inspection, inspectors will have a conversation with amusement device operators to provide them with information to help them reopen safely.
  • Inspectors will complete a Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development web form to capture key data that includes the operators they met with, where they met and what was discussed.
  • Inspectors will only attend sites where we have pending work. We will not return to operators that have already been inspected this season.
  • TSSA’s role is to educate, not to confirm compliance, as our inspections are not likely to occur when the devices are in operation.
  • MLTSD will also be doing COVID-19 inspections, particularly for large sites with large numbers of workers.

TSSA worked with the MLTSD last year as safety partners, visiting 11,000 restaurants, construction sites, retail stores and golf courses in Ontario to help educate owners, managers and staff on COVID-19 safety protocols.
Ontarians’ health and safety remain a top priority as we work with the industry to get ready to safely reopen and prepare for a successful summer season ahead.