The ANSI/PRCA 1.0-.3-2014 American National Safety Standards are the most comprehensive standards for our industry. They alone cover both employee and patron safety requirements. They are harmonized with OSHA regulations and with the consensus safety strength requirements of the majority of ANSI Accredited Standard Developers. They follow US and Canadian requirements, not the lower European standards requirements which do not meet the US/CA requirements. If you follow the ANSI/PRCA requirements you will meet the US/CA requirements and exceed the European requirements – the best of both worlds.
These safety standards include requirements for equipment manufacturers, requirements for operators, builders, inspectors, guides and facilitators and a standardized National Training Scheme that allows for employers to train and certify their own staff, making sure that the staff training addresses the same issues within the standards.
The PRCA Standards have undergone three open public reviews; one unofficial review and two official reviews following the PRCA ANSI approved procedures. All comments have been addressed and two appeals have been recognized with the resulting decision favorable to the PRCA. On March 3, 2014, ANSI approved the PRCA American National Standard.
Note: The PRCA is the first ANSI Accredited Standards Developer for the Challenge Course, Canopy Zipline Tours, and Aerial Adventure Parks industry. While being a growing and progressive association, the ANSI/PRCA standards apply to both participants and employees, have been citied by OSHA in workplace safety violations, expert witness and legal proceedings, and state governing agencies for regulation purposes.The PRCA was also the first association to submit a candidate standard to ANSI and have it designated as the first American National Safety Standard for the industry.
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