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Cross-Region Webinar + Exchange: Ride Evacuation Guide - Overview of Guidelines

Venue: Online
Member Price: $0 | Nonmember Price: N/A
CEU(s): 1 Webinar | .5 Exchange

Webinar: 1 - 2 p.m. Central European Summer Time | 7 - 8 p.m. China Standard Time

Exchange: 2:10 - 2:45 p.m. CEST | 8:10 - 8:45 p.m. CST

Join this cross-region Webinar + Exchange for an introduction to the Ride Evacuation Guide and ask questions to our experts, Asia Pacific highlights and insights will be shared at the Exchange session.

Keeping the attractions industry the safest in the world is everyone's job. Safety is a process of continuous improvement, training, and guidelines.
Many kinds of events on rides and attractions can cause you to have to evacuate. Planning and preparation are vital to ensuring that you can evacuate quickly, safely, and adequately no matter the circumstances.

This Ride Evacuation Guide is designed to inspire and suggest guidance to help enable a safe and efficient evacuation process of your rides and attractions.
It sets out the general guidelines and requirements for preparation, training, practice, and execution of the ride evacuation for the safety of your guests.
It lists some fundamental operational features, procedures, and good practices that some operators have found helpful.

IAAPA Exchange presented by the IAAPA Young Professionals Sub-Committee: There will be a 10-minute break when the Webinar concludes and then participants are invited back for an Exchange session where networking discussions will be held in small groups. The speakers will be available in the small group discussions to continue the conversation and answer questions. 

Participants will earn 1 CEUs for Webinar and 0.5 CEUs for Webinar Exchange toward IAAPA Certification renewal.


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Emmanuel Calderara

Safety & Risks Prevention Director, Disneyland Paris

Before joining Disneyland Paris in 2016, Emmanuel was Director of Environmental Health and Safety since 2011 for Alstom Group and then for General Electric Group. He has also held various important positions related to his area of expertise, both in France and abroad, in companies such as Seagram-Universal, Pernod Ricard, and Safran.

Emmanuel has more than 20 years of experience in health, safety, and environment, as well as such as solid knowledge in risk prevention, crisis management, food & merchandise safety, engineering and maintenance.

Since joining Disneyland Paris , Emmanuel has been an active volunteer with IAAPA, where he has participated as a speaker for webinars and for several IAAPA Safety Institutes.

He is currently chairman of IAAPA EMEA Safety Subcommittee.

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Frank Bersch

Safety Specialist, Efteling Netherlands

Before joining Efteling, Frank worked with Philip Morris for 16 years as a specialist in environment, health & safety, visited factories worldwide to help them with risk assessments, Machinery Directive and incident investigations. Before Phillip Morris, he worked for more than four years at a Dutch waterboard as permit enforcer.

Frank has training as a chemical & environmental technologist and certified higher safety expert with degrees from Universities Eindhoven & Antwerp.

Frank has more than 20 years of experience in health, safety and environment, with focus on risk assessments, food & merchandise safety and implementation of safety processes in operations. He is currently a member of IAAPA EMEA Safety Subcommittee and served as a speaker for several IAAPA Safety Institutes.

Raj Vaitilinggam

Raj Vaitilinggam

Director, HSS, LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort

Raj is currently HSS Director at Legoland Malaysia Resort. Raj has served as the chair for IAAPA APAC Safety sub-committee since early 2022. Raj has worked in a variety of industries as an HSS person.