IAAPA Security Resources for Members
Creating safe experiences for guests and employees is the top priority for the global attractions industry and fundamental to the IAAPA mission. In recent weeks, the world has seen an increase in the threat of terrorism and social media activity from terrorist organizations encouraging additional attacks. Now is the time for all industry professionals to remain extra vigilant in your security protocols to ensure the safety of your guests and employees.
IAAPA offers a number of safety and security education programs and resources as a benefit of membership. Each of these elements is designed to help you and your team learn from the best in our industry and build these best practices into your security protocols and emergency response plans. Here’s a comprehensive list of some of the IAAPA resources you can begin to use today:
IAAPA News – Safety and Security Stories
Safety and Security: Scanning for Safety - June 2023
Preparing for and Preventing Threats – November 2022
Trust Your Instincts to Recognize Danger – August 2022
How Attractions can Establish Effective Safety and Security Messaging – May 2022
IAAPA Education – Online Learning
Attraction Security in 2023: Preparing for the Unexpected – FREE for Members
Human Factors in Attractions – FREE for Members
It's Not "If" It's "When" - Perspectives on Emergency Preparedness – FREE for Members
IAAPA Security Training Course Series – Member Discount
IAAPA Publications in the IAAPA Bookstore
Visitor Attraction Security Guidance – FREE for Members
Security and Resiliency Guide for Outdoor Events - FREE
Patron Screening Best Practices - FREE
National Counter - Terrorism Security Office (NACTSO) - Crowded Places Guidance - FREE
If you’re looking for in-person education, members also receive EDUSessions and EDUTalks for free as part of their IAAPA Expo registration. The IAAPA Global Security committee hosts the annual Security Roundtable on Thursday, Nov. 16 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. in room S331CD of the Orange County Convention Center. If you’re not already registered to attend, I invite you to do so online.
Additionally, for further information on security related issues you can connect with Michael Shelton, vice president and executive director of IAAPA North America [email protected] or Pierre van der Wijst, manager of safety, security and government relations for GR IAAPA EMEA [email protected] who serve as our staff liaisons to the global and regional safety committees.
I trust that each of you will do your part to ensure the safety of guests in our industry.
IAAPA President & CEO