Is zip lining a safe activity?
Is flying safe? If you select your zip line operator with the same confidence as your airline operator then the risk you take should be minimal.
The zip line industry has been hit hard in the last few months with some bad press involving zip operators who function outside industry practices with little or no standards.
Yes, zip lining is safe if your operator follows the industry standards and maintains the daily and monthly checks that they should perform to ensure that they are not putting their staff and clients at risk. If you are looking to zip line be sure to find out the qualifications of the company you choose to hire to ensure your safety.
Here at Upward Enterprises, we go above and beyond assuring that all industry standards are met and you have a trained staff member with you at all times when you are the zip line at our ropes course. I encourage my clients to ask about the safety rating and procedures that we enforce to keep them safe. I have a display of my last inspection and trainings to hand for the client to see. I insist that clients fully understand the protocols of our course and if they chose not to adhere to them, they will not ride.
Zip lining is fun and very rewarding so let’s keep our industry safe from both the operator’s side and as clients get the answers to questions that will keep everybody safe.