Alex Payne begins partnership with LEAPS!


LEAPS are delighted to announce that Alex Payne BEng(Hons), CEng, MIMechE of Alex Payne Consulting Ltd has entered into a contracted partnership with LEAPS. Alex has 30 years of experience in amusement park engineering, operations, systems & processes and amusement ride and device safety. He has previously worked as Technical Director for one of the UK’s best-known amusement parks. Since leaving that role he has provided consultancy and expert services to the amusement industry and further afield. He has been integral in the production of industry standards BS EN 13814 and BS ISO 17842 along with UK industry guidance HSG 175. Alex sat on the IAAPA EMEA Safety Sub-Committee for nearly 5 years and still sits on the BALPPA H&S Committee after over 20 years’ of service.

Alex has been instrumental in building LEAPS with direct involvement in writing the scheme operating procedures, providing advice on the inspection body (IB) registration panel and providing assurance assessments of parks and IBs. The partnership with LEAPS will be focused on operational assurance of LEAPS sites (5*), providing operational training packages for amusement operators, developing guidance for LEAPS members on current issues and providing advice to LEAPS members. This partnership will continue to build the LEAPS offer so that we are providing the best possible scheme for fixed-site operators.

Jon Ruddock MD of LEAPS said:

“Alex was one of the first people I met when I entered the industry some 6 years ago and I have always found him to be a critical friend in all I have done since. LEAPS is delivering the best scheme possible for fixed-site amusement parks and we want to continue to develop our unique offer, partnering with Alex allows us to do this in spades.”

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