Safety Corner

Safety Corner - February 2023

This Month's issue is the Gibtown Special edition and since I was a kid our family always looked forward to packing up for a couple weeks of no school and traveling down to Florida from Syracuse, NY. and staying at my Grandparents property in Plant City. We had to do our homework that the teachers would give us so that we didn't fall behind because we were going to miss so many days, but it was always fun to get to go to Gibtown and see all the new rides and toys and new things.
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Safety Corner - December 2022

This month's article for the IAFE Convention is about safety issues that we see while performing various types of inspections at fairs across the country. We all know and talk about the safety of the rides that are on the midway, but how many people think about the safety of the people who never ride. Some people just come to the fair to enjoy the food or only come to see the livestock or the exhibits or the free acts that most fairs have.
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Safety Corner - November 2022

This Month I would like to talk about Amusement Park Safety, we perform a lot of Insurance Underwriting Loss Control Surveys of Parks, Carnivals, Family Fun Centers, etc. and the common thing we see is operators. It doesn't matter if they are operating a large launch coaster, a kiddie ride or a Go-Kart track, the operators that are out there everyday working with this equipment can teach us a lot about what is going on the maintenance team or inspectors might not be aware of.
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Safety Corner - August 2022

This Month's topic is Inspections, whether it be Pre-opening, Jurisdictional, Insurance Underwriting Surveys, Internal audits, or any other inspection. When we go out as a private third-party inspector for various clients in all types of settings whether it be a carnival, an amusement park, or a family fun center all types of issues are noticed. A lot of items that are detected on our inspections are things that should have been detected on the daily, weekly, or monthly inspections.
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Safety Corner - July 2022

Every year, somewhere in this big world we all live in, there is at least one roller coaster Incident that makes national or global news. This month in the Safety Corner I would like to talk about roller coasters and the importance of performing daily, weekly, and monthly inspections.
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Safety Corner - June 2022

In this issue of Safety Corner, I wanted to share some thoughts on operator training. Our industry revolves around our employees, and the ride operators are a huge part of what makes a successful company. If the employees are well trained and well cared for, then the guests will have a much better experience at our fair, festival, or carnival.
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Safety Corner - May 2022

As the season gets started for shows all over the country, in many cases you will be setting up rides for the first time of the year.  I want to provide a short list of things that you should review on the rides and amusement devices.
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