A precis of December’s Amusement Device Safety Council meeting is now available. Click here to view…
The HSE have distributed a safety alert following an accident on a Reverchon Log flume. Click here to view
A précis of the June Amusement Device Safety Council is now available. Click here to view…
The HSE have distributed a safety alert on the safe operation and inspection requirements for water walkers/aqua balls. Click here to view….
The HSE have released a safety alert following an accident in Spetember 2011 involving a Zip wire with an intergral fan brake. Click here to view…
The HSE have issued advice for Ride Controllers and Operators on the operation and use of Nottingham type Miami Trip Rides. Click here to view…
The HSE have issued an update to the Reverchon Log Flume Safety Alert sent on 20th September 2011. This report should be read in conjunction with the earlier report. Click here to view…
The HSE have released this safety note for operators of Go Karts following an accident at an amusement park in 2011. Click here to view…
ADIPS is calling on users of the ADIPS Online system to help bolster the amount of identification information held for registered amusement devices.
As the number of parties checking DOCs online increases so does the need for unique identification information of devices. Ideally, ADIPS Online will ultimately display a photograph (see examples below) and details of where the ADIPS ID stamp is located for each device. This will provide a powerful communication tool and additional assurance to all parties verifying DOCs online. This can be completed on the website by users e.g. Inspection Bodies or alternatively information can be sent directly to ADIPS by ride controllers.
ADIPS 2010 Inspection Body Conference was held at Bretby Hotel and Conference Centre on 10th December. There were 40 attendees at the event with representation coming from 21 ADIPS Registered Inspection Bodies. The programme was as follows:
Ian Griffin, Level 3 NDT/ME Consultant, Lavender International NDT provided the first presentation:
The PCN scheme for visual inspection provides a basic foundation for inspectors called upon to conduct visual inspection procedures. Relevant to all ADIPS registered inspectors, this session covered course content and the benefits of using such a scheme. (View Presentation)
John Madden, HM Principle Specialist Inspector (Electrical Engineering)
Amongst other topics, this session dealt with the revision of the IEE Wiring Regulations, BS7671 and BS7909:2008 – Code of practice for temporary electrical systems, and issues surrounding power supplies seen on fairgrounds. (View Presentation)
John Savage, Director, National Fluid Power Centre UK
Delivered by a world leader for training in hydraulics and pneumatics, this session included detail of the ADIPS Hydraulics/Pneumatics course and considered common inspection requirements of fluid power systems. (View Presentation)
Owen Ketteringham, Applications Specialist, Bridon International Ltd provided the next presentation:
The leading specialist in the manufacture of wire ropes, Bridon International Ltd. offer widely recognised training in the examination of wire ropes. This presentation covered examination techniques, discard criteria and reporting results of examinations. (View Presentation)
Melvin Sandell, HM Inspector of Health and Safety, Entertainments and Leisure Sector:
This session provided delegates with an insight into HSE field work, identifying common issues and conditions where maintenance and inspection could be developed. (View Presentation)