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The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) promotes the development of safety standards worldwide, working with ASTM International and other standard-setting groups to develop and update industry safety and maintenance requirements. Merlin sits on IAPPA’s European Safety Committee.



The British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and Attractions (BALPPA) is a non-profit making trade association representing UK commercial leisure parks, piers, zoos and visitor attractions. Merlin is an active member of BALPPA and we sit on both its Management Committee and Health & Safety Committee. This Health & Safety Committee seeks to develop new standards and guidance for the sector, share lessons learned and facilitate collaboration between its members and other important stakeholders, including the Health & Safety Executive.