Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Gearing up for the 3rd Annual Middle East Safety Institute

I recently conducted an e-mail interview with Richard A. Carroll (otherwise known as "RAC") regarding his participation as a speaker at the upcoming 3rd Annual Middle East Safety Institute in Abu Dhabi. Excerpts from our e-mail are below:

Tell me a little about yourself and your role at Jeff Ellis and Associates (E&A).
My role as SR.VP/COO encompasses oversight and direction of all E&A services. As a senior consultant for the firm I lead a team of six client managers to deliver quality programs and client services to more than 450 facilities participating in the one-of-a-kind Comprehensive Aquatic Risk Management Program worldwide. E&A also provides aquatic safety consulting, accident investigation, litigation support, and site plan reviews within the consulting framework.

What can attendees expect to learn from your session on waterpark safety?
Attendees can expect information on foundational waterpark safety and best practices for lifeguards, lifeguards operations, and facility management of lifeguards.

This is IAAPA’s third safety conference in the Middle East. Why do you feel this program is important for the industry in that part of the world?
The emerging growth and establishment of the Middle East as an amusement and tourism hub underlines the importance of foundational safety and operational best practices. In order for the region to grow as an amusement destination, safety and effective operations must be a hallmark of all facilities.


To learn more about the Middle East Safety Institute, visit our web site. Here are the basics: March 15, 2010, at the Radisson Blu Yas Island Hotel Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The Institute will cover best safety practices and allow attendees to share their own experiences through a combination of roundtable discussions, lectures, and networking opportunities. The cost is US$99 and includes lunch and an exclusive tour of Ferrari World. To register, complete this form and return to Angela Kernan (Fax: +1 703/738-7409) or register online.

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