Course Manager  Inspections


The Association for Challenge Course Technology has identified annual professional inspections as a minimum standard for challenge course programs. ATI supports this minimum standard requirement.

The Structural Inspection focuses primarily on the structural integrity of the Alpine Tower or other course design. The inspector spends the majority of the time inspecting the nuts, bolts, poles, and cables of the structure. In addition, the inspector also evaluates monthly inspection sheets, any history of accidents/incidents, and inspects all climbing and safety.

A Program Review (formerly known as a Comprehensive Safety Review) is a more intensive inspection that focuses on programming attributes as well as the structural integrity of the course. The review includes interviewing the Tower Coordinator, evaluating staff training, assessing emergency action plans, evaluating facility documentation and distribution of information, and many other important aspects for operating a safe program. A sub-portion of this review is to perform a structural inspection of the Tower and all related safety and climbing equipment. To help prepare an inspector for a Program Review, ATI will send a pre-visit questionnaire for the Tower Coordinator to complete and submit back to the inspector prior to the visit.

The Inspection Report. In accordance with ACCT standards, ATI provides an inspection report following a completed inspection. This report documents information about your course including any modifications that have been made. The main purpose of the document is to provide the operational condition of all elements and equipment. We also include recommendations and suggestions for future operation and repair of the course.

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