DDS: Amusement Ride Supervision

TO: DMR Regional Directors, STS Director, CTH Coordinators, Private Providers
FROM: Daniel A. Micari, Director of Quality Assurance, Division of Quality Management
DATE: September 23, 2004
RE: Amusement Ride Supervision

SAFETY ALERT

This alert is to advise on the matter of appropriate supervision of individuals who are accompanied by support staff on recreational outings to amusement parks, fairs and carnivals.

Please ensure that:

  1. All support staff are familiar with and adhere to specific individual supervision guidelines.
  2. Individuals who use amusement rides are aware of safe behavior while on the rides.
  3. All support staff supervise as appropriate, individuals entering a ride car or seat, paying particular attention to appropriate use of the ride's safety restraint feature.

This alert is being issued in response to several recent incidents nationwide, involving amusement rides.

DAM/pb