About Inspection

ADIPS is similar to the MOT for cars – an annual check during operation on the safety critical parts together with an issue of a test certificate to confirm safe condition.

In the same way that road vehicles require regular servicing and repairs together with an MOT, amusement devices also require both a servicing and maintenance regime and safety inspections. These are separate activities and provided by different persons and organisations to ensure independence and impartiality – so you need one irrespective of the maintenance and servicing regime in place.

ADIPS also includes a series of pre-use inspections to check safety of design and manufacture, and to perform a series of tests to ensure it is installed and working safely before use by the public.

In-service inspection is specifically about examining all safety critical parts and safety functions to identify defects which are or may become a danger to persons so that they can be rectified. Defects are made clear in a written report and advised to the controller/owner at the time of inspection. Where defects posing imminent danger are found, these should be rectified before the inspection can be deemed satisfactory and the issue of safety certification.

It is expected during inspection that satisfactory maintenance and safe operation will continue and there is no misuse, abuse or unforeseeable exceptional circumstances.

Types of inspection required for amusement devices

ADIPS covers the four types of inspection described in HSG 175: Fairgrounds and Amusement Parks – Guidance on safe practice. Pre-use inspections (Design Review, Assessment of Conformity to Design and Initial Test) should be carried out before a devices first operation. In-service annual inspection is then carried out at least every 12 months during operation.

Design Review

Assessment of a design prepared for a device to check whether a designer has adequately addressed all safety issues that may affect the safety of a device throughout its life.

Assessment of Conformity to Design

Check that the safety-critical aspects of a manufactured device conform to the reviewed design.

Initial Test

Check that the safety-critical aspects of a device function as intended.

In-service annual inspection

This should be carried out at least once every 12 months. Its purpose is to verify that the device is fit to be used for a specified period.

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