River Rapids Tragedy: Ride trainer defends procedures

A Dreamworld Compliance and Safety trainer has defended the theme park’s procedures, as the inquest into the death of four people at the park continues.

Amy Crisp trained junior ride operator Courtney Williams on the morning of the tragedy which killed Cindy Low, Kate Goodchild, Luke Dorsett and Roozi Araghi.

Ms Crisp had only been training ride operators for a year and said nothing alarmed her about Ms Williams capability of running the ride.


Earlier, Ms Williams told the inquest she didn’t press the emergency stop button as she didn’t have the confidence to do so, and she had not been told what it did.

Today, Ms Crisp contradicted these claims saying “no flags were raised” during the training and that she knew when someone didn’t understand something under her instruction.

The inquest heard Ms Williams had read a 14-page manual, which included specific procedures for emergencies on the Thunder River Rapids ride.

Ms Crisp added Ms Williams had the opportunity to ask questions during their training, on the morning of October 25, 2016.

“She didn’t have any questions for me at the end of it,” she said.

“Why would you let your trainer leave if you didn’t understand the manual?”