ASTM Committee F24 Celebrating 30 Years of Amusement Ride Safety

ASTM Committee F24 on Amusement Rides and Devices develops the standards that are the foundation for safety in the global amusement ride industry. F24 standards guide design, manufacturing, testing, operations, inspection and regulations across a broad spectrum of attractions, including traditional amusement rides, water slides, and newer classes of specialty rides, such as inflatable amusement devices and go-karts.

Global Bank of Knowledge

F24 standards are the work of approximately 500 technical experts who make up the committee’s diverse global membership. These professionals participate in the activities of Committee F24 from 23 countries across North America, South America, Europe and Asia, working on one or more of nine standards-writing subcommittees. Leveraging ASTM International’s advanced standards development infrastructure and online tools, these professionals break down the barriers of time and space to rapidly deliver the consensus standards that benefit stakeholders everywhere.

F24 Standards: Basis for Safety Regulations

With amusement rides and attractions continuing to grow in popularity, the public increasingly puts its faith in laws and regulations that support safe amusement use. Here ASTM F24 standards make another notable contribution, providing the foundation for amusement safety laws and regulations around the world. In the United States for example, 42 of the 50 states have regulations governing amusement rides – with many of these regulations referencing or incorporating F24 standards.

Partnership for Progress

In the close-knit international amusement sector, F24 is the common forum where industry stakeholders come together in the open, consensus ASTM process to achieve common goals and serve the public interest. Engineers, ride designers, manufacturers, park owners and operators and other industry parties representing some of the largest names in the global amusement business all work cooperatively in the development of F24 standards.

To learn more about ASTM Committee F24 on Amusement Rides and Devices, visit the technical committee section of the ASTM website.