Safety in Amusement Parks

Although amusement parks are, as their name implies, to have fun, you need to have some preventive measures to avoid any accidents. Among the games there are roller coasters, water attractions, rides for the little ones, among many others. The latter are the most important, since you should be more cautious when dealing with that, simply children.


Already entering the subject, according to the eHow page in Spanish, there are certain regulations that must be followed by amusement parks to be able to open and operate without being penalized, among these regulations stand out:

  • State regulations: States have the duty and authority to impose certain safety standards for such parks to open. The states of Arizona and Texas, in the United States, ask the owners of these places to have a certain degree of liability insurance and must take a special license to protect themselves if at any time some accident happened in some attraction. On the other hand, there are states that only require an inspection made by public officials and accident reports. In the event that one occurs, these public officials should do their research to discover what was wrong and punish them.

  • Industry Standards: the industry parks, through the American Society for Testing and Materials created a set of rules to regulate safety requirements. These are based on the minimum specifications for the design, manufacture, operation and maintenance of all the attractions of the place. All parks must have these parameters, including annual inspections of the equipment, adequate training for the technicians and operators of the attractions, have a certain height limit to restrict the size of the runners, among many others.

  • International Security Regulation: There are different international organizations that are in charge of regulating security, among them the Standards Association of Canada, the Association of Australia and the European Committee of Regulation. These are working in conjunction with ASTM to standardize the safety standards of amusement parks in Canada, Australia and Europe. Among the requirements will be considered safety for children, keep the equipment in optimal operating conditions and prevent consumers from engaging in dangerous behavior on board the games.