International Ride Training (IRT) announced the 2018 International Ride Operator Certification Audit Excellence Award winners and Valleyfair ranked among the top four parks.
The ride operators at Valleyfair demonstrated the highest levels of performance in safety, efficiency, and professionalism during their 2018 unannounced iROC certification audits. "To achieve this award takes full commitment, teamwork, and real dedication to guest safety," Erik Beard of IRT said.
"Valleyfair is committed to the safety of our guests and associates and we are proud of our operations team for their hard work this season," Raul Rehnborg, Valleyfair's General Manager, said, "This award is an endorsement of the high safety standards we've always had in the park and our commitment to operational excellence."
All of Valleyfair's ride operators complete a day of classroom training and certification before advancing to in the park, hands-on training. "We are constantly dedicated to safe ride operation and this year we went above and beyond when it came to guest interaction and service," Andy Bursey, Valleyfair's Rides Manager, said.
Award recipients were honored at the International Ride Operator Safety School at the PARK at OWA February 5 -8, 2019.
"These teams embody the very best of the best in the amusement industry." Patty Beazley of IRT said.