ACCT’s ANSI/ACCT 03-2019 Standards Revision Gains Approval


The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved a revision of The Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) ANSI/ACCT 03-2019 Challenge Course and Canopy/Zip Line Tours Standards (revision of ANSI/ACCT 03-2016). The new standards will be published in digital and print editions, and will be available once they are ready for publication.

ACCT urges all members of the challenge course, zip tour, and adventure park industry—including builders, inspectors, operators, and regulators—to read and understand this new industry benchmark. The ANSI/ACCT Standards address the design, installation, and performance of challenge courses, zip lines, adventure parks, and the operation and staff training for those sites. The 2019 edition has significant changes in the standards addressing the operations of sites, according to ACCT.

Questions about the standard should be addressed to Scott Andrews, policy director at [email protected].

ACCT developed the first challenge course industry standards, which were published in 1994. ACCT became an ANSI Accredited Standards Developer in 2006 and has maintained that status. This designation indicates that ACCT has an accredited standards development process that is open, fair, and allows for equal representation of material affected parties.

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