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Focus on attractions safety at 2018 AALARA Conference

Focus on attractions safety at 2018 AALARA Conference
May 9, 2018

The 2018 Australian Amusement, Leisure and Recreation Association (AALARA) 2018 Conference has opened on the Sunshine Coast with presentations covering the industry’s commitment to guest safety.

With the industry having been impacted by safety issues, and mainstream media reporting of such issues, over recent years, AALARA’s leading role in industry safety and a series of Conference presentations on standards, safety and incident management has drawn an expanded number of delegates to the Novotel Twin Waters on the Sunshine Coast.

Two key presentations at the Conference are addressing the role of industry safety standards and, in particular, the role of the US-based ASTM International and the potential for the global harmonisation of standards.

With AALARA having represented the attractions industry in Australia over more than the three decades, the Association’s relevance has been demonstrated in recent months with leading members Mary Stuart and Greg O’Neill having represented industry interests with valuable input to ensuring new Queensland Government safety and workplace legislation is both effective and practical.

Giving the welcoming address this morning, AALARA President Dax Eddy spoke of the “10 million guest experiences delivered by AALARA members each year” with minimal safety issues.

Being held from 8th to 10th May, the Conference is bringing together a group of talented and dynamic international and Australian industry leaders and speakers to present inspiring and informative leadership key notes and educational industry breakout forums relevant to the safe and profitable management of attractions and amusement industry businesses.

A new feature in the Conference program for 2018 is the introduction of ‘thinktank’ sessions, addressing issues including awards and payroll, food and beverage, engineering and workplace safety, crisis communications, leadership, merchanding and retail, the imporance of fun, and due diligance.

Click here to view event details in the Australasian Leisure Management industry Calendar. 

12th April 2018 - AALARA CONFERENCE TO SHOWCASE SUNSHINE COAST’S ATTRACTIONS 

14th March 2018 - ASTM INTERNATIONAL BEGINS DEVELOPMENT OF BUNGY JUMPING STANDARD 

16th February 2018 - STANDARDS AUSTRALIA HIGHLIGHTS ITS ROLE IN TRAMPOLINE PARK SAFETY

14th February 2018 - FLIP OUT TRAMPOLINE CHAIN NOT PART OF VOLUNTARY INDUSTRY CODE OF PRACTICE 

24th August 2017 - AALARA SUPPORTS NEW QUEENSLAND SAFETY LEGISLATION BUT ASKS FOR IMPROVED CONSULTATION ON CHANGES

23rd June 2017 - STEVE IRWIN HONOURED WITH STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME 

3rd June 2017 - GLOBAL THEME INDEX SHOWS MIXED ATTENDANCE TRENDS FOR THEME PARKS 

17th May 2017 - DAX EDDY TAKES ON AALARA PRESIDENCY 

30th March 2017 - SUNSHINE COAST LEADS QUEENSLAND’S TOURISM GROWTH IN 2016 


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