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IAAPA Webinar + Exchange: Once in a Decade The What and Why of Major Inspections

Event Type: Education
Venue: Online
Member Price: $0 | Nonmember Price: $29
Credit Hour(s): 1.5

Webinar: 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. China Standard Time (CST)
Exchange: 10.05 a.m. – 10.45 a.m. China Standard Time (CST)

Join a new, exciting event format: IAAPA Webinar + Exchange, where participants will learn from an IAAPA Webinar and then connect with peers in a small group setting.

As park operators seek to extend the life of existing assets, once in a while it becomes necessary to look beyond the regular checks and peer into the darkness. In response to government safety and compliance regulations in Australia, a strategic approach to major inspections of aged assets has been developed.

During this webinar, we will discuss the what, the why and the benefits of conducting a major inspection of your amusement device.

IAAPA Exchange presented by the IAAPA Young Professionals Sub-Committee: There will be a 5-minute break when the Webinar concludes and then participants are invited back to for an Exchange session where networking discussions will be held in small groups. The speaker 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.





Clinton Ford

Clinton Ford

Principal, Aidaptive Consulting

Webinar Speaker

Clinton is a professional engineer with 30 years experience working as a senior LEAN, process performance, asset management, and safety advisor with small business and global brands across the world.

Over the past 6 years, Clinton has worked in a senior advisory role for the attractions industry, on device safety, annual & major inspection/compliance, asset management, life cycle assessments, and device engineering. Clinton brings new ideas and processes from highly specialised automated industries as well as cost-competitive fast-moving consumer goods and manufacturing industries.

Working closely with park owners, regulators, insurers and other stakeholders, Clinton specializes in development and implementation of major inspections/condition assessments of amusement devices, corrective actions, and strategies to improve assets, shift performance, delivery, and cost.

BEng Ind (Hon) FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer, IntPE(Aus), RPEQ, Cert. PM, IAAPA Member, ASTM Member

Rhys Watcher

Rhys Wachter, ICAE

Consulting Engineer, DRA Safety Specialists

Webinar Speaker & Exchange Facilitator

Rhys has worked in the amusement industry for over 14 years, starting at Warner Bros. Movie World on the Gold Coast, Australia. Throughout the years Rhys took on a number of different roles across the Village Roadshow Theme Parks including positions in Operations, Marketing and Retail. With his passion for the attraction industry he was always driven to learn and take on any task whilst upholding impeccable customer service.

While Rhys was working at the parks, he also studied a Bachelor of Engineering and a Bachelor of Science. Shortly after graduating Rhys took on the role of Regional Operations Manager for Magic Memories. In this role he oversaw the photography operations across a number of theme parks and midway attractions, where he was able to develop a dynamic and fun environment which helped grow the business. 
Rhys now works as a consulting Engineer for DRA Safety Specialists, working with all the major theme parks in Australia. He always takes pride in his work and has a close attention to detail. Rhys has been an IAAPA Show Ambassador since 2016 taking on the program coordinator role in 2019 and is also a member of the Young Professional Subcommittee. Rhys is also an IAAPA Certified Attractions Leader.