IAAPA Safety Institute in Quito Highlights Attractions Operations, Crisis Management
During the IAAPA Safety Institute in Quito, Ecuador, in June, more than 30 attractions operators from Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru learned about implementing an effective safety culture at attractions. The program focused on reviewing operational and maintenance processes and delving into recent developments and best practices in compliance with industry standards, loss prevention, and risk management. Additionally, the institute program presented on crisis management and social media topics and resources.
The event also included visits to local attractions. Attendees toured VulQano Park, a small amusement park in Quito, where they participated in a simulated ride evacuation and learned about the park’s maintenance processes and ride operator training program. They also took part in a maintenance and operations workshop at the park, where they analyzed safety case studies and proposed solutions. Play Zone—a family entertainment center (FEC) with redemption, skill, and family games—hosted attendees for a tour, where operators explained the facility’s operation, focusing on its safety components and procedures.
The IAAPA Safety Institute’s speakers included Martín Pagura, an independent maintenance and safety consultant in Latin America; Jorge Mario Rodas, Xetulul park manager; and Alma Rodríguez, human resources director for Six Flags Mexico and Hurricane Harbor Oaxtepec. Members from the Ecuadorian standardization institute and Quito’s tourism office were also in attendance.
For information about upcoming IAAPA events in the Latin America, Caribbean region, visit www.IAAPA.org/LatinAmerica.