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Top Five Recommendations For Choosing The “Right” Insurance Program For Your FEC or Park

Choosing the “right” insurance and risk management program for your FEC or Amusement Park is probably one of the least favorite things an owner/CFO or GM has to do. As important as it is in the protection of your corporate bottom line, it can be confusing, time-consuming, and generally a pain in the backside. Let’s […] Read more

Oct, 25, 2019

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Choosing the “right” insurance and risk management program for your FEC or Amusement Park is probably one of the least favorite things an owner/CFO or GM has to do. As important as it is in the protection of your corporate bottom line, it can be confusing, time-consuming, and generally a pain in the backside. Let’s […] Read more



Reviewing and Adhering to ASTM F770-18

First of a series… A few months ago, I shared with you the fact that many show owners and operators are either unaware of or are not following their responsibilities as outlined in ASTM F770-18 (Standard Practice for Ownership, Operation, Maintenance, and Inspection of Amusement Rides and Devices). This is both dangerous and problematic for […] Read more

Sep, 18, 2019

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First of a series… A few months ago, I shared with you the fact that many show owners and operators are either unaware of or are not following their responsibilities as outlined in ASTM F770-18 (Standard Practice for Ownership, Operation, Maintenance, and Inspection of Amusement Rides and Devices). This is both dangerous and problematic for […] Read more



The Importance of Safety Signage at Amusement Parks

Use Safety Signage to Reinforce Thematic Elements of the Park By creating unique experiences, amusement parks make guests feel like they are part of something special. These unique experiences, of course, include the rides and attractions that make one park different from another. But an amusement park is an immersive experience, and a theme running […] Read more

Aug, 27, 2019

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Use Safety Signage to Reinforce Thematic Elements of the Park By creating unique experiences, amusement parks make guests feel like they are part of something special. These unique experiences, of course, include the rides and attractions that make one park different from another. But an amusement park is an immersive experience, and a theme running […] Read more



‘Low and Slow’ Is Good For Ribs, Not For Employees.

A month ago I was in Las Vegas, NV and the thermometer hit 116 degrees. The heat was so intense that I avoided being outside as much as I could (no, I did not use it as an excuse to drink or gamble). I was lucky to be able to find comfort inside and in air-conditioned environs. But, […] Read more

Jul, 19, 2019

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A month ago I was in Las Vegas, NV and the thermometer hit 116 degrees. The heat was so intense that I avoided being outside as much as I could (no, I did not use it as an excuse to drink or gamble). I was lucky to be able to find comfort inside and in air-conditioned environs. But, […] Read more



ASTM F770: What You Don’t Know Could Hurt You.

I want to ask you all a question and be completely honest with yourself. How many of you have actually read ASTM F770-18? If you answered “yes” then I have a follow-up question are you FOLLOWING IT TO THE LETTER? If you are not, or you are in the group that answered “no” to having […] Read more

May, 03, 2019

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I want to ask you all a question and be completely honest with yourself. How many of you have actually read ASTM F770-18? If you answered “yes” then I have a follow-up question are you FOLLOWING IT TO THE LETTER? If you are not, or you are in the group that answered “no” to having […] Read more



Time To Remember The Rules….

Whether you are operating a Family Entertainment Center, an Amusement Park or any other Amusement Attraction, you will be operating amusement rides. From Go-Karts to Bumper Boats, Zippers to Super Loops, they all must be respected and operated safely by following some basic safety rules. Here is a simple list that every ride operator should […] Read more

Mar, 19, 2019

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Whether you are operating a Family Entertainment Center, an Amusement Park or any other Amusement Attraction, you will be operating amusement rides. From Go-Karts to Bumper Boats, Zippers to Super Loops, they all must be respected and operated safely by following some basic safety rules. Here is a simple list that every ride operator should […] Read more



You Can Teach An Old Dog New Tricks!

Can you believe it, the days are beginning to get longer and before you know it, a brand new season will be upon us. Most people get grey and gloomy during January and February. I guess it is a mix of a biological and a psychological stew of sulkiness that comes upon us. I’m a […] Read more

Jan, 16, 2019

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Can you believe it, the days are beginning to get longer and before you know it, a brand new season will be upon us. Most people get grey and gloomy during January and February. I guess it is a mix of a biological and a psychological stew of sulkiness that comes upon us. I’m a […] Read more



Perfecting inspecting…tips to help to build a better inspection program

Performing inspections in your facility is a critical part of a successful risk management program.  Here are some tips on how to upgrade your inspection program. •    Perform a daily inspection for all rides, attractions and general ground areas of a facility. Trampoline Courts fit into the requirement of completing daily safety inspection checklist. •    […] Read more

Oct, 03, 2018

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Performing inspections in your facility is a critical part of a successful risk management program.  Here are some tips on how to upgrade your inspection program. •    Perform a daily inspection for all rides, attractions and general ground areas of a facility. Trampoline Courts fit into the requirement of completing daily safety inspection checklist. •    […] Read more



Bowling Alley Shooting Illustrates Need For Active Shooter Insurance

The shooting outside a bowling alley in Buffalo, New York, happened in the early morning hours of June 9, 2018. Somebody killed a man sitting in his taxicab, the second shooting near the business in the past four months. A day later, officials from the city of Buffalo ordered the business closed through the Peace […] Read more

Aug, 29, 2018

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The shooting outside a bowling alley in Buffalo, New York, happened in the early morning hours of June 9, 2018. Somebody killed a man sitting in his taxicab, the second shooting near the business in the past four months. A day later, officials from the city of Buffalo ordered the business closed through the Peace […] Read more



What FEC Owners Need To Know About New OSHA Reporting Requirements – eBook

When an employee gets hurt at your family entertainment center (FEC), it’s not enough for you to simply call 911, get them to the hospital as soon as possible, and make sure they get quality medical care. You also have to keep careful records of every incident and have those documents ready in case safety […] Read more

Aug, 01, 2018

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When an employee gets hurt at your family entertainment center (FEC), it’s not enough for you to simply call 911, get them to the hospital as soon as possible, and make sure they get quality medical care. You also have to keep careful records of every incident and have those documents ready in case safety […] Read more



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