EAS 2018 Masthead

Monday 24 Sept. 2018
12:00 - 18:30


Conference Room 1

Update on the latest developments in keeping your guests and staff safe

The annual EAS IAAPA Safety Institute presents the latest information on safety standards and demystifies the norms. During this seminar respected safety experts will share the latest updates on standards, norms, ride protocols, accessibility issues, employee safety concerns and other safety, and compliance related matters.


12:00 - 13:00 | Welcome Lunch

13:00 - 13:05 | Welcome and Introduction

13:05 - 13:35 | Demystifying the Norms 

13:35 - 14:05 | Ride Safety Report

14:05 - 14:50 | Safety Culture / OURA – Operational and use risk assessments

14:50 - 15:20 | Safety Culture / Accesibility

15:20 - 15:50 | Coffee Break

15:50 - 16:20 | Safety Culture / DAC – Accreditation scheme for amusement park operations, maintenance and safety personnel

16:20 - 17:10 | Safety Culture / Show and Entertainment Safety Best Practices

17:10 - 17:55 | Guest Behaviour & The Human Factor

17:55 - 18:00 | Wrap-up

18:00 - 18:30 | Possibility to network

IAAPA Certification

Participants in the IAAPA Safety Institute earn 4 credit hours toward IAAPA Certification.


David Bromilow
Host - David Bromilow, Director Parks and Attractions, Mobaro

David Bromilow combines 37 years of experience within the leisure, sports and entertainment sectors. He is well regarded as technical expert and consultant, with global expertise in operations, engineering / maintenance, risk management and occupational health & safety. From Lloyd’s to Drayton Manor Park, Pleasure Beach to Magic Harbour, David spread his knowledge, working worldwide. He has been Instructor and Risk Control Manager. David delivers risk management seminars, health and safety workshops on principles and procedures.

Har Kupers
Har Kupers, COO, Vekoma Rides Manufacturing

Alan Love, Director, Choice Insight

Alan Love set up Choice Insight Ltd to undertake market research in leisure & culture, travel & tourism five years ago. IAAPA has been a major client since 2012, with the European Ride Safety Report and other studies. When Alan’s career started in 1975, that office contained slide rules and a telex machine, and men wore suits and ties to work every day. Alan’s first visit to Disneyland Paris was in suit and tie and carrying a brief-case, following a meeting with their market research team. Alan’s first leisure client was Madame Tussaud’s (in the days when Merlin was still only King Arthur’s wizard). Alan’s most recent leisure clients at Choice Insight are London’s Winter Wonderland, and the Watercress Line, a preserved steam railway 60km from London.

Achim Stoss, Head of Engineering, Safety and Operations, Erlebnispark Tripsdrill

Owen Yorath, Health, Safety and Security Director, Merlin Entertainments

Gianni Chiari
Gianni Chiari, Consultant and representative of EAASI, Technical Services

Gianni is a European expert on Standardisation and Harmonisation in Safety and Accessibility for Amusement Parks, Rides and Attractions. He shares his experience worldwide and has helped facilities to improve their safety procedures. Gianni is the technical Secretary of ANCASVI, the first European Association of builders created in the 1980s. He has been a member since 1988 of various boards, such as the UNI Safety Commission, European Standardisation Committee, technical Committee 152, Working Group UNI GL 14, ISO/TC 254 and ASTM Committee F24.

Danilo Santi
Danilo Santi, General Manager, Gardaland

Danilo Santi is General Manager of Gardaland Theme Parks. He is in charge of the theme park and Sea Life’s business & budget, in terms of Operation of the Rides, product excellence management - call center, info points & welcome desk for disabled people (customer satisfaction), commercial sales (Food & Beverage and Retail), security & safety and parking.

Mohammed Gad, Director of Accreditation , Dubai Municipality

Emmanuel Calderara, Director Prevention Safety Operations, Disneyland Paris

Laurent Martin, Safety Director , Puy Du Fou

Richard Brown, Senior Consultant, Finch Consulting

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Practical summary

Date: Monday, 24 September 2018
12:00 - 18:30
Location:   RAI Amsterdam Convention Center Conference Room 1
(until 31th of July)
€ 60,-  (IAAPA Members)
€ 81,-  (Non-members)
Fee includes: IAAPA Safety Institute Participation
Networking Lunch
Coffee break
4 IAAPA Certification Credit Hours
Notes: Must be 18 or older to attend. Separate ticket and Expo badge required to attend.


The Safety Institute is sponsored by PLATINUM sponsor