At LJM we have provided services to numerous clients in the amusement, sports and entertainment industry within the continental United States and internationally to many clients in many countries. We are highly respected within the industry and are considered to be a valuable resource for information for our clients, manufacturers, governmental agencies and trade organizations.
Third Party Inspections
Third party inspections can be required for a variety of reasons. Additionally, ownership or management may be unsure of where to find a trustworthy and confidential third party service provider. We have been trusted with conducting third party inspections by some of the leaders in the industry. Why? Because our knowledge of the industry, our professionalism and our ability to keep confidential information confidential will never be compromised.
Certifications and Affidavit Inspections
We offer a variety of certification and affidavit inspections that may be required by an insurance provider, manufacturer or a governmental agency. Our staff maintains the educational requirements necessary to perform these services and remains current on all continuing education requirements. You can trust that our certification or affidavit inspection will be thorough, provide peace of mind and most importantly, meet the requirements of the requesting agency.
Facility Audits include the auditing of all of the rides and attractions, the food services and merchandising outlets; support areas such as warehousing and maintenance shops; audits of all first aid and security facilities; and an audit of all facility grounds, including walkways, stairs, ramps and instructive signs. These areas will be evaluated against generally accepted industry practices as well as national codes such as: the National Fire Protection Act – Life Safety Code 101 (NFPA), the American Society for the Testing of Materials International (ASTM) Standards for Amusement Rides & Devices (F-24), the National Electrical Code (NEC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA).
Evaluations of Existing Operations, Maintenance and Education Programs
Our extensive industry experience allows us to offer our clients and administrative review of the operations and maintenance departments, which focuses upon the following components
- Operations Manuals
- Ride Operator Training Programs
- Operations Pre-Opening Checklist
- Maintenance and Operations Documentation and Record Keeping
- Manufacture and Bulletins Updates
- Maintenance Manuals and/or Procedures
The administrative review will consist of evaluating programs and documentation to determine consistency with industry standards, ASTM Standards, and to identify trends.
• Development of Policies and Procedures
Development of Manuals, Policies and Procedures for the Maintenance, Operations and Loss Control
If you need assistance with the development of manuals, policies or procedures in the areas of maintenance, operations, or loss control look no further. Our staff has extensive experience in the development of programs in these areas. Additionally, our exposure to multiple clients, manufacturers and States has allowed us the opportunity to observe the best in the industry. Although the manuals, policies or procedures developed for you will be uniquely yours, you can be assured we will incorporate the best concepts in the industry.
NDT - Non Destructive Testing
One of LJM & Associates's largest service lines is non-destructive testing (NDE). We have extensive experience in amusement ride inspections, training and certification of NDT personnel, welding personnel (all methods). LJM & Associates serves as the Company Level III and supplier of NDT services. We have partnered with various clients as their QA/QC representative.
LJM & Associates has a proven track record of superior client service at competitive prices. Our previous experience depth of knowledge and integrity will prove to be a valuable asset to your project team.
LJM & Associates offers a broad range of testing services to the amusement industry. Our staff of AWS/ASNT certified technicians, inspectors and educators with supervision and support from our Owners are prepared to provide a wide range of non-destructive testing (NDT) services. LJM's personnel providing these services have extensive experience, training and certifications in various methods of NDT inspection. We have developed a comprehensive library of procedures to assure consistency with our multitude of testing methods. These procedures are developed to conform to applicable code requirements. We currently provide support services to the amusement ride industry including owners, operators, manufacturers and regulators. Our personnel provide a wide range of quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) support services during design, fabrication, operation and repair.
LJM &Associates NDT services include:
- Visual examination (direct and remote)
- Ultrasonic testing and examination of metal and composite materials
- Boroscopic testing and examination/evaluation of process pipe and tubing (up to 25’)
- Magnetic particle testing and examination of ferrous materials and components (bench and portable)
- Liquid penetrant examination of ferrous and nonferrous materials
- Coatings inspection and testing
- Training and certification of nondestructive testing personnel (per ASNT-TC-1A)
- Audits & pre audits
- Development of welding procedures
- Development of quality assurance/quality control procedures and programs
- Third party audits and evaluation of program compliance
- Training and certification of welding personnel (including soldering and brazing)
Employee Training Programs
We are highly respected within the industry and are considered to be a valuable resource for information for our clients, manufacturers, governmental agencies and trade organizations. We are quite frequently asked to provide speakers for workshops and seminars and are considered to be a valuable source of educators for the industries we serve.
OSHA Compliance Audits and Training
OSHA Compliance Audits evaluate the client’s employee education programs, policies and procedures against OSHA CFR 1910 and in some cases CFR 1926 requirements. Additionally, a facility audit will expose potential OSHA standard violations that could result in an PSHA willful, serious, non-serious violations and citations. As of January 2015, a single violation could result in a citation in the amount of $125,000. Multiple violations and citations could expose the facility and/or company to a serious financial drain on available operating capitol. As an authorized trainer, we can provide training programs in many areas. Inquire with a representative in our office for specific training opportunities. Following the OSHA Compliance Audit, we will produce a written report that will include any considerations, suggestions or recommendations concerning generally accepted industry safe work practices and OSHA compliance. These considerations, suggestions and recommendations are intended to provide information to the client that will allow them to improve their operation and minimize their exposure to potential loss.
- OSHA Training can be provided by an “OSHA Authorized Instructor” in the following areas:
- OSHA Authorized 10-Hour Out Reach
- OSHA Authorized 30-Hour Out Reach
- Electrical Standards
- All Terrain Forklift
- Industrial Forklift
- Lock-out Tag-out
- Confined Space Entry
- Fall Protection
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Job Hazard Analysis
- Aerial Lift, Man Lift, Scissors Lift
- Fire Protection & Prevention
Training is provided at your facility or an alternate location of your choice.
In today’s world, external threats are a very real concern for the industry. We have the expertise to perform a Threat Identification, Impact Analysis and Procedural Review of facilities as designated by the client. Threat Identification and Impact Analysis’ will include the identification of potential threats to the facility and its personnel. These potential threats may be either internal or external in nature, natural or man-made. Some of the factors considered include the geographical location of the facility, the nature and profile of the business operations, past incidents or threats, previous workplace violence episodes and the proximity of terrorists or militia organizations, anti-war movement groups, environmental groups and/or other groups whose intentions are to create havoc, injure employees or guests, damage the brand or disrupt the operation of the facility. This analysis and review is followed by a Procedural Review that includes an evaluation of the company’s existing operational policies and procedures governing threat assessment, threat reaction and response, information sharing and case management. A review of the company’s operational policies and procedures includes the current workplace violence policy, procedure(s), training efforts and response capability as well as a review of any existing Emergency Action and Crisis Management Plans. This information is used to determine the potential impact of identified threats to the organization and its brand based upon the likelihood of a threat, planned reactions and responses. The final phase is the Physical Security and Vulnerability Analysis. This analysis includes the following elements:
- A visual inspection of all physical security barriers including fencing, windows, doors, roof access, key card access/other entry systems and ancillary alarm systems.
- A visual inspection and assessment of the location and effectiveness of any security lighting, motion/infrared detection equipment, CCTV and/or other visual monitoring and recording capabilities.
- An estimation of physical security effectiveness based upon security personnel, entry & access equipment, physical security barriers, and operational procedures such as shift change, maintenance and deliveries.
- An evaluation of security policies and procedures as they relate to employees, entry and access, visitors, customers and security response to potential threats.
All of this information is compiled to prepare an extensive Threat Assessment that will allow the facility, company or organization to evaluate its level of preparedness and identify areas that need attention or improvement.