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World Leader in Amusement Industry Safety Education Unveils New Academy of Amusement Risk Management, Safety & Security (AARMSS)

In response to a recognized need in the amusement industry for specific and in-depth safety education and certification, AIMS International has created the Academy of Amusement Risk Management, Safety and Security (AARMSS), a structured curriculum designed to elevate your program.

Based on the following foundational pillars: Safety, Security, Emergency Management and Risk Management, the AARMSS curriculum is specifically designed to educate and equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage an amusement industry safety, security, and risk management program.

AARMSS courses are unique to the Academy and cannot be found anywhere else in the AIMS International educational network nor at any other amusement industry educational seminar. The courses will be taught by subject matter experts from both within the industry as well as professionals from outside agencies which specialize in the course topics.

“Risk Management and Loss Control are key to the success of any business and the skills necessary for optimal performance should be fundamental in all mangers’ growth for a specific industry,” said MJ Brewer, AIMS Executive Director.

Safety and Security are the primary focus of year one with the second-year agenda dedicated to Emergency and Risk Management. Students are required to complete all program requirements within a three-year window. In addition to the program curriculum, successful completion of an OSHA 10 class is required prior to the first year with solo work and independent study by the students required between the first and second year, reinforcing the program pillars.

This additional work includes, but is not limited to, select FEMA Emergency Management Institute courses and Academy webinar classes.

The curriculum for the program is based upon the four pillars of study listed below.

  1. Safety (year one)
  2. Security (year one)
  3. Emergency Management (year two)
  4. Risk Management (year two)

As part of the selection process, candidates must complete an application, show proof of their eligibility (see below) and participate in an admissions interview conducted by AARMSS faculty.

Applications must be submitted in advance of the seminar start date.

Successful program candidates will be awarded one of two certificates; Certified Amusement Safety & Security Associate (CASSA) or Certified Amusement Safety and & Security Professional (CASSP) based on the program requirements below.

Certified Amusement Safety and Security Associate (CASSA)

  • Proof of at least 36 months of employment in the amusement industry in a safety-related role OR 36 months of experience in a safety-related role in another industry plus at least 6 months of employment in the amusement industry 
  • 8.0 CEUs (80 hours) from an approved continuing education provider earned during the two-year program period
  • Proof of a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Submission of a resume
  • Admission Review/Letters of Recommendation/Questionnaire
  • Pre-requisite before year one:  OSHA 10 Course Completion (will be offered at AIMS)

Certified Amusement Safety and Security Professional (CASSP)
To qualify for the Certified Amusement Safety and Security Professional certification, the candidate must complete the certification requirements listed below. Completion of the program is required within 3 years. Faculty advisor assigned to each student.

  • Pre-requisite: CASSA Certification
  • Ten years of experience in a safety role (with at least 5 years in the amusement industry)
  • 4.0 CEUs (40 hours) from an approved continuing education provider earned during the one-year program period
  • Co-teach 4 hours (one course in each of the 4 pillars) at the in-person Safety Seminar
  • Completion of a project or dissertation (to be approved by AARMSS faculty)
  • Interview with AARMSS faculty 
  • Pass the CASSP exam

Year ONE Courses:

  Monday 1/8/2024  
Hour Class Instructor
8:00 AM Keynote Staff
9:00 AM OSHA 101 Jim Bowe
10:00 AM Developing a Safety Culture 1 Hoffman / Wilke
11:00 AM Developing a Safety Culture 2 Hoffman / Wilke
12:00 PM    
1:00 PM NFPA Life Safety 101  Garrison
2:00 PM NFPA Life Safety 101  Garrison
3:00 PM Intro to Walkway Safety (Slip & Fall) Brent Johnson
4:00 PM Intro to Walkway Safety (Trip & Fall) Johnson/Powers

 

  Tuesday 1/9/2024  
Hour Class Instructor
8:00 AM Extreme Operational Excellence Evan Barnett
9:00 AM Extreme Operational Excellence Evan Barnett
10:00 AM Food & Beverage Safety Wilke/Hoffman
11:00 AM Understanding ASTM John Riggleman
12:00 PM    
1:00 PM Modern Day Security Risks 1 Daniel Ruffin
2:00 PM Modern Day Security Risks 2 Daniel Ruffin
3:00 PM Secure Design Todd McGhee
4:00 PM Secure Design - CPTED Todd McGhee

 

  Wednesday 1/10/2024  
Hour Class Instructor
8:00 AM Developing Security Program & SOP Akmal Ali
9:00 AM Developing Security Program & SOP Akmal Ali
10:00 AM Patron / Staff Screening Procedures Daniel Ruffin
11:00 AM Intro to the Safety Act Akmal Ali
12:00 PM    
1:00 PM Venue Security Akmal Ali
2:00 PM Security from an Insurance Perspective Rich Powers
3:00 PM Lessons Learned - Security Incident Wilke/Hoffman
4:00 PM Lessons Learned - Security Incident Wilke/Hoffman

 

Year TWO Courses:

  Monday 1/8/2024  
Hour Class Instructor
8:00 AM Keynote Staff
9:00 AM Insurance & Claims 101 Brewer/Powers
10:00 AM Contracts & Waivers TBD
11:00 AM Depositions TBD
12:00 PM    
1:00 PM Mock Deposition TBD
2:00 PM Mock Deposition TBD
3:00 PM Incident Response and Incident Investigation Cargill
4:00 PM Incident Response and Incident Investigation Cargill

 

  Tuesday 1/9/2024  
Hour Class Instructor
8:00 AM Risk Management 101 Powers/Brewer
9:00 AM Team Member Training - Operational Audits Erik Beard
10:00 AM Team Member Training - Operational Audits Erik Beard
11:00 AM Team Member Training - Developing SOPs Erik Beard
12:00 PM    
1:00 PM Emergency Planning Claassen
2:00 PM Emergency Planning Claassen
3:00 PM Emergency Planning Claassen
4:00 PM Severe Weather Preparedness TBD

 

  Wednesday 1/10/2024  
Hour Class Instructor
8:00 AM Crisis Management - Crisis Communications Debbie Evans
9:00 AM Crisis Management - Crisis CommunicationsTeam Debbie Evans
10:00 AM Crisis Management - Media Relations Debbie Evans
11:00 AM Business Continuity Basics Rich Powers
12:00 PM    
1:00 PM Developing an Emergency Response Training Program Claassen
2:00 PM Developing an Emergency Response Table Top Drill Powers/Ali
3:00 PM Table top Drill Scenario Wilke/Ali
4:00 PM Table top Drill Scenario Wilke/Ali