ASTM COMMITTEE APPROVES STANDARD FOR AERIAL ADVENTURE COURSES
SAM Magazine—Lakewood, Colo., Oct. 22, 2012—The ASTM F24 Amusement Rides and Devices Committee approved the first version of the Aerial Adventure Course Standard, which includes zip lines, ropes courses, challenge courses, aerial trekking courses, and canopy tours. This new standard establishes criteria for the design, manufacture, installation, operation, maintenance, auditing, and major modification of aerial adventure courses after the effective date of publication of the document, which is expected to take place by mid-December.
Committee members approved the standard at a meeting held Oct. 18-20, after more than two years of work. The standard now proceeds to ASTM headquarters where it will be reviewed and editorially prepared for publication.
The F24 Committee will continue deliberations to update the standard; some ancillary material was set aside while producing the initial standard. It is also foreseen that proposed changes will be submitted by users and authorities as the new standard is implemented. A revised standard will probably be produced in a short time period.
“Stay tuned,” said Sid Roslund, NSAA director of technical services.