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Proposed ASTM Standard will support, enhance zip line safety.

Press Release Summary:

Jul 15, 2015 - ASTM task group reorganized content and made technical updates to ASTM F2959, Practice for Special Requirements for Aerial Adventure Courses, in order to help ensure safety in zip line attractions. By being more comprehensive and tailored to zip line attraction industry with fewer references to other ASTM standards, standard would promote consistency in interpretation by zip line businesses. Proposed revisions relate to both engineering and operations.

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Proposed ASTM International Standard Will Support Zip Line Safety

Press release date: Jul 13, 2015

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. — As the popularity of zip line attractions continues to increase, an ASTM task group is revising a key standard to help ensure safety. After two years of collaboration, the group has reorganized content and made technical updates to standard ASTM F2959, Practice for Special Requirements for Aerial Adventure Courses.

The group is recommending that the standard be more comprehensive and tailored to the zip line attraction industry, with fewer references to other ASTM standards. This change would help ensure greater consistency in how zip line businesses interpret the standard. Proposed revisions relate to both engineering and operations.

The task group will present the revised standard at the next meeting of Subcommittee F24.61 on Adventure Attractions, Oct. 15-17 in San Diego, California. The standard could be sent for balloting shortly thereafter.

“Zip line attractions have grown in popularity throughout the world,” says Jared Krupa, who chairs the task group committee. “We want to do everything we can to ensure this standard reflects the latest technical expertise, helping foster a culture of safety.”

Anyone interested in this area is welcome to join ASTM, attend the meeting, and become involved in the process. Become a member at www.astm.org/JOIN.

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ASTM Committee F24 on Amusement Rides and Devices Next Meeting: October 15-17, 2015, San Diego, Calif.
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