What is an Operation Review and why do you need it?

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Have you noticed that most accidents in our industry don’t involve failures of gear or structural course components? Platforms don’t typically just fall down, and harnesses don’t spontaneously fall apart. The overwhelming majority of incidents and accidents (our insurance professionals estimate over 90 percent) are primarily a result of human error. Of the remaining accidents,…

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Adventure Course & Zip Line Maintenance: Protecting Your Investment

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Challenge course maintenance is probably the least exciting part of the outdoor adventure industry. Having a maintenance plan and keeping up with key items pays dividends in the long-run and make your operations run more smoothly with less interruptions. Whether you have the staff to perform maintenance “in-house” or require an external service provider, routine…

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COVID-19 Update

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During times of uncertainty, we are reminded of the value of human connection and perseverance. Like so many of you, we know the coming weeks and months will demand that we rethink many things so easily taken for granted. While the current circumstances create more questions than answers, we are resolute in our belief that…

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Visit Us at the 2020 ACCT Conference

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30th Annual Association for Challenge Course Technology Conference and Exposition FEBRUARY 6TH– 8TH IN RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA The foremost community of influencers in the challenge course, canopy/zip line tour, and aerial adventure industry will share insight and experience at the 30th Annual ACCT Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. This three-day conference is for anyone serious about the evolution of…

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Care and Cleaning of Gear

Course Manager Certification - Gear Inspections

The typical adventure park, challenge course, or zipline canopy tour has an abundance of gear like harnesses, helmets, lanyards, and ropes. This gear, often referred to as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), is what protects us from one of our industry’s most prevalent inherent risks: falling from height. Therefore it is of the utmost importance that…

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SAM Summer Ops 2019 Recap

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SAM Summer OPS is not your typical conference. Bringing together decision makers and leaders from ski and snowboard resorts, Summer Ops ditches the traditional conference room and exhibit hall format and replaces it with in-depth discussion, social networking, and hands-on learning.  With a laser focus on summer activities for ski and snowboard operators, the annual…

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8 Pre-Season Steps for Managing Aerial Adventure Equipment

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The pre-season can be a busy and frantic time. Hiring great staff and completing essential course upgrades might be front of mind, but properly managing your gear ahead of the season will pay dividends throughout the year. The equipment used for your challenge course, zip line, or aerial park are critical tools that demand attentive…

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The Challenge is On!

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29th Annual Association for Challenge Course Technology Conference and Exposition February 7th– 10th in Denver, Colorado The foremost community of influencers in the challenge course, canopy/zip line tour, and aerial adventure industry will share insight and experience at the 29thAnnual ACCT Conference in Denver, Colorado. This four-day conference is for anyone serious about the evolution of the…

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