On February 14-18, 2022, The Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) in partnership with AIMS International is hosting SafeConnect: Western Canada’s Amusement Industry Safety Conference.
Along with being a gold-level sponsor of the event, Hedgehog Tech will be presenting a series of discussions surrounding improving amusement park operations and safety featuring Founder Michael Wrinch and Senior Electrical Engineer Matthew Keeler.
Here is the program summary for Hedgehog Technologies:
Course: ASTM Modification of Rides
- Date/Time: Monday, February 14th (9am to 10am)
- Instructor: Michael Wrinch
- Affiliation: Founder & CEO, Hedgehog Technologies [PMP, TUV Rheinland, P.Eng.
Overview: Join the ASTM Modification of Rides seminar to discover a high-level view of the process for technicians to be aware of changes that increase the risk of harm or injury in the attractions industry. The ASTM standards provide criteria for designing and modifying amusement rides with safety at the forefront. The recommended audience for this event includes technicians, park owners/operators, and inspectors. Hosted by Dr. Michael Wrinch, the founder of Hedgehog Technologies, the seminar will provide a clear overview of ASTM modification of ride standards with a chance for Q&A and activities at the end.
Course: Deviation of Practice from Standards & Guidelines
- Date/Time: Tuesday, February 15th (1:15pm to 2:15pm)
- Instructor: Michael Wrinch
- Affiliation: Founder & CEO, Hedgehog Technologies [PMP, TUV Rheinland, P.Eng.]
Overview: The course outlines why deviation from standards, industry best practice guidelines, and local regulatory requirements can cause both short-term and long-term issues. The course outlines a simple process to follow to align with manufacturer recommendations, the appropriate ASTM F24 standards, and local regulations to ensure the safety and continued operation of the park.
Course: Safety Risk Assessments
- Date/Time: Friday, February 18th (1:15pm to 2:15pm)
- Instructor: Matthew Keeler
- Affiliation: Electrical Engineer [TUV Rheinland, P.Eng.]
Overview: Risk assessments are critical to an organization’s health and safety mandate. Complex machinery can be hazardous to personnel without having a holistic understanding of the risk factors. The term ‘safety risk assessment’ refers to identifying areas of risk and creating a process to fully eliminate or mitigate them to an acceptable level of safety. Join Matthew Keeler, a TÜV Rheinland certified functional safety engineer, for a life-saving presentation on identifying hazards and performing a risk assessment to promote safer operations for the public.
SafeConnect is a safety training event that brings together industry leaders in exclusive face-to-face trade shows and training seminars. The goal is to present new safety initiatives and connect on how to improve safety in the attractions space.
To register and to view the full curriculum, please visit the AIMS website at: https://safeconnectconference.ca/
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