ADIPS and RKMS sign agreementADIPS and RKMS Group are delighted to announce the signing of an agreement that will put in place a programme of high-quality audits of inspections bodies in the amusements industry.

Auditing of inspection bodies is a vital component of the safe operation of amusement devices, so ADIPS made the launch of a new and improved audits programme a key priority as part of plans to enhance safety standards in the industry.

ADIPS General Manager Carl Hagemann said: “ADIPS are delighted to join forces with the premium audit consultancy, RKMS Group. RKMS brings full confidence to our audit programme moving forward. Quality audits not only underpin the quality and essence of the ADIPS Scheme in meeting HSG 175 and BSI ISO 9001, they also allow ADIPS inspection bodies to gain valuable professional feedback to continuously improve. Indeed, ADIPS also will learn from all recommendations that come from audits and we will factor common issues into CPD for IBs in the future.”

Established in 1994, RKMS is a leading training and consultancy business that brings a wealth of experience in providing compliance audits and support to some of the UK’s largest organisations, from Merlin Entertainments to Nissan UK. The Blackpool-based company’s current and past client list in the sector also includes Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Sandcastle Waterpark.

It now teams up with ADIPS, the UK amusement industry’s leading safety standards scheme, to deliver world class compliance audits and support for ADIPS inspections bodies nationwide.

With extensive contacts in the engineering and statutory inspection sector, RKMS has partnered with existing customers to provide expert support in mechanical, electrical and non-destructive testing of amusement devices.

RKMS Group CEO John Keen said: “RKMS are delighted to have secured the trust of ADIPS to undertake compliance audits, our approach is to provide valuable feedback that adds value. We are looking forward to starting the audit cycle and working with the Inspection Bodies to demonstrate compliance in the sector.”