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Bungee Jumping Standard Underway

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Bungee jumping industry stakeholders are being encouraged to join an effort to create a standard that will support the growing number of bungee jumping operations worldwide. The proposed standard (WK62522) is being developed by ASTM International’s subcommittee on adventure attractions (F24.61), part of the committee on amusement rides and devices (F24).

The standard aims to establish criteria for the design, manufacture, installation, operation, maintenance, auditing, and modification of bungee jumping operations.

According to ASTM International member Mike Teske, the technical director at Celtic Engineering, Inc., the increasing number of bungee jumping operations around the world has heightened the need for standardization.

Notably, the subcommittee has already developed standards for inflatable amusement devices, aerial adventure courses, and trampoline courts. In addition to bungee jumping, the group is also working on proposed standards for hayrides (WK50036) and pedestrian obstacle courses (WK54714).

The next in-person meeting of the committee will be April 16 in San Jose, Costa Rica. For more information on ASTM International standards on amusement rides, please watch this video.

Media Inquiries: Dan Bergels, tel +1.610.832.9602; dbergels@astm.org
Committee Contact: Katerina Koperna, tel +1.610.832.9728; kkoperna@astm.org

Release #10504

March 13, 2018

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