Zipline Safety Alphabet Overload!
ASTM, ANSI, ACCT, PRCA, CEN, EN, PVM, SPRAT, UIAA, AEE, ASSE, CE, OSHA, NIOSH - that's a mouth full!
These are abbreviations for the agencies that provide some of the standards that go into regulating the safety of zip line canopy tours, challenge courses and aerial adventure parks. Certification, Standards and guidelines are available. In several states the standards of the American National Standards Institute which are based on the Association for Challenge Course Technology have been passed into law. The best way to sort through what is required for your area is to check with your Local Agency having Authority. American Adventure Park Systems designs, builds and operates parks that exceed the safety regulations.
The Quick Trekker Continuous Belay System (Closed Belay System) by Vertical Trek Innovations exceeds current industry standards for safety. Recently this continuous belay system received a patent in the US. Patents are help in Europe also. The CE rated belay system takes the Adventure industry to a new level of safety and is now available for industry use. The Quick Trekker system that has proven its self in the world of fun is now ready for the world of industry. The Vertical Trek Innovation product can be used in cell towers, water towers, roofs, building sites, industrial plants or any location where workers need safety protection from falls.