It’s been more than 15 years since ICAS developed and first published its Safety Creed. For this first issue of the new ICAS Operations Bulletin, we thought it would be useful and appropriate to re-print that Safety Creed:
“ICAS represents our great industry. The founding members set standards that have contributed to an enviable spectator safety record. These standards are dynamic and have been continuously improved through years of preparation and experience. ICAS membership carries with it the responsibility of maintaining these safety standards.
“As an ICAS member:
“I shall remember first and foremost that spectators place their trust and well being in my mature judgment and professional actions. I shall continuously strive to be deserving of this trust.
“I shall not knowingly violate or stand idly by if others violate the spirit or intent of the rules and standards set forth by ICAS or regulatory authorities.
“I shall work to create an environment that does not invite or promote unsafe actions and do my best to instill these values in my fellow ICAS members.
“I shall not think in terms of my event or my performance. Any adverse safety circumstances at one event may bring irrevocable consequences to the entire industry. It is our industry and our responsibility.”
The ICAS Safety Creed has served our industry well. More than a mission statement, it represents an industry-wide expectation of the behavior of all ICAS members. We hope that you’ll re-read it from time to time and abide by the obligations that it confers on all of us.