Safety & Security
Delivering the highest level of safety is our priority
Creating safe experiences for both guests and employees is fundamental to our industry, and IAAPA has the training, tools, and expert insight you need to ensure safety and security are a part of everything you do.
Safety & Security Tools
Partnering for a Stronger Industry
IAAPA works with safety organizations around the world to harmonize international standards across countries. Learn more about the different types of standards and IAAPA's work.
IAAPA Safety Committees
The IAAPA Safety Committees recommend policy and provide strategic direction on safety matters. They represent the association on various standards writing and other safety related groups on a global and regional scale. These committees determine important positions on related questions, help prepare IAAPA’s safety events, and improve the safety record for the attractions industry.
- Global Safety and Security Strategic Committees
- Asia Pacific Safety Subcommittee
- EMEA Safety and Security Subcommittee
- Latin American Safety Subcommittee
- North American Safety Subcommittee
Amusement Ride Safety Regulations
IAAPA promotes and advocates for the adoption of effective amusement ride safety legislation at the most appropriate level of government. Safety is our industry's number-one priority and the oversight provided by effective regulation is an important addition to steps taken by manufacturers and owners/operators to ensure that amusement rides are one of the safest forms of recreation.
Throughout the world, IAAPA staff and members work with regulatory authorities, inspection bodies, and standard development organizations to develop safety standards and regulations. These standards and regulations should be developed in consultation with industry stakeholders.
Stay up to date on IAAPA’s latest safety and advocacy work in Europe, Middle East, Africa; Asia Pacific; Latin America, Caribbean; and North America.
Please find HERE the Guidelines for Effective Amusement Ride Safety Regulations.
Safety & Security Fact Sheets and Advisories
Stay on top of best practices and the latest trends in safety and security, as well as advisories on issues impacting the attractions industry around the world.
Security Quick Links
Questions about security? Use these resources to inform operations.
Training and Best Practices
- Security and Resiliency Guide For Outdoor Events
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Commercial Facilities Security Training Resources
- DHS Sports and Entertainment Venues Bombing Prevention Solutions Portfolio
- Designed to be a one-stop-shop for countering the threat of explosives, the Solutions Portfolio can assist you and your teams in identifying and connecting to those resources that best meet your needs.
- National Counter - Terrorism Security Office (NACTSO) - Crowded Places Guidance
- Patron Screening Best Practices
- "If You See Something, Say Something" U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Campaign Materials, Such as Print Materials and PSAs, can be Found Here
- European Union (EU) Foreign and Security Policy Information
- U.S. Federal Aviation Administration "No Drone Zone" Resources
Active Shooter Resources
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Active Shooter Preparedness Resource (for translation to another language, please go here: https://www.dhs.gov/active-shooter-resources-translated)
- Active Shooter "How to Respond" Educational Booklet
- Active Shooter "Options for Consideration" Preparedness Video
- The 7-minute Options for Consideration video demonstrates possible actions to take if confronted with an active shooter scenario, as well as how to assist authorities once law enforcement enters the scene.
- Pathway to Violence Factsheet
- The Pathway to Violence fact sheet explains warning signs that may lead to violence and what individuals can do to mitigate a potential incident.
- Active Shooter Recovery Guide
- The Active Shooter Recovery Guide can assist in the proactive implementation of policies and procedures that position organizations to effectively recover from an active shooter incident, while providing the best support structure for their employees, contractors, visitors, patrons, family members, and the community at large.
DHS Cybersecurity "Protect Your Workforce" Distributable Materials (provides guidance on physical and cybersecurity and how to report suspicious behavior, activity, and cyber incidents).