Work Item
ASTM WK72136

New Guide for Standard Guide for Training Entities for Amusement Ride Operators, Ride Maintenance Technicians and Ride Auditors

1. Scope

1.Scope 1.1 The purpose of this guide is to provide general practices for training entities that administer educational programs for a fee relative to the operation, maintenance and inspection of amusement rides and devices. This guide applies only to formal educational programs and is not intended to apply to informal or on-the-job training. 1.2 The purpose of this specification is to establish requirements for the training of basic knowledge related to the amusement ride industry. 1.3 This guide does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. 1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


Auditing, Inspections, Education, Training


Rationale: This ballot item is for the Standard Guide for Training Entities for Amusement Industry Ride Operators, Ride Maintenance Technicians, and Ride auditors. A draft of this standard has been balloted twice before. The previous task group reviewed all negatives and found several to be persuasive. This ballot includes several revisions and we appreciate your review and input at this time. Currently, there is not an industry standard in regards to training being offered for operators, maintenance technicians and auditors for amusement ride devices by training entities. To assist with keeping the amusement industry safe, it is important that training entities have requirements as identified within this proposed standard. This guide does not suggest how to operate a training entity, however what should be expected to have a quality program. This guide is meant for external training entities (Example: AIMS, NAARSO, etc.)

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: F24.30

Committee: F24

Staff Manager: Katerina Koperna

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 03-01-2020

Technical Contact: Ramiro Ceja Sr

Item: 000