Imagine there was no standard for the inspection of fairground rides?
Organisations working to different standards, performing different inspections and tests with no oversight of the work and control of the certification issued. What confidence would you have in the Scheme, would you know that rides were being operated and maintained properly, or even safe?
This was a situation that faced the fairground and amusement park industry and led to the formation of ADIPS.
Health and safety law require all fairground rides and amusement devices to be regularly inspected by a competent person – but with little guidance about what this should entail.
To provide clarity, the industry’s major trade associations worked together – in consultation with the Health and Safety Executive – to develop clear procedures on the inspections amusement devices should be subject to before they are first used and during their operating life.