New roller coasters are checked thoroughly. After many
safety steps have been completed, the roller coaster is almost finished. When
workers make the frames and loops, they attached them to the already existing straight
runs on the coaster track.
With a lot of hard work, the roller coaster assembly is finished! In order to check for safety, fat, heavy sandbags are put in the seats where passengers would normally be on a coaster train. When the ride is over, safety inspectors check for any damage to the sandbags. If there is any damage, it is back to the drawing board again!
Next, volunteer riders come-in (usually they work at the park), or should we say in come the very brave and courageous people. These are the first people to ride the coaster. What a dangerous way to find out a coaster is not safe! Some people think that this is one of the coolest jobs anyone can ever have!!
It may sound like an easy job, but really it isnt. Just think of what time you get out of bed in the morning. When you do, the daily maintenance employees and workers for the roller coaster are already a work. They have to be there at five or six in the morning. When these people head to work, they check every single coaster for safety each day. The only people that check for safety are the people that know the stuff inside and out, no amateurs are allowed on this job! Otherwise, mistakes can be made, and that wouldn't be a very good thing. These people spend all their waking hours working for the safety of their passengers!
Safety is a very important part of the roller coaster. Without safety inspectors, you could easily be injured while riding faulty equipment. So, the next time you are in a roller coaster, just stop and think how much time and how many inspections were put into it. All this was done for your own good, safe time.