The Amusement Device Inspection Procedures Scheme

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In-service annual inspection

Check the condition of all safety critical parts. Typical areas of inspection include:

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All fixing and fastening components

(slew-ring bolts, holding down bolts, counterweight bolts, attachment pins, ball joints, etc.) Cracking; corrosion; integrity & alignment; correct fastening; mechanical damage.

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Welded joints

Cracking; corrosion.

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Chassis, vehicles, passenger compartment integrity

Cracking; corrosion; alignment; sharp edges; mechanical damage.

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Passenger containment

• Structural components
• Working mechanisms including protective coverings
• Attachment areas
Cracking; corrosion; wear; alignment; sharp edges;
mechanical damage.

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Rotating components (slew rings, shafts etc.)

Cracking; corrosion; wear; alignment; mechanical damage.

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Tracks and guided systems, areas where tracks quickly change direction

Cracking; corrosion; wear; alignment; mechanical damage.

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Structural components

Cracking; corrosion; wear; alignment; mechanical damage; stress ratcheting (frost damage).

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Drive systems

Attachment; cracking; corrosion; wear; alignment; sharp edges; mechanical damage

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Tyres

Wear; alignment; adequacy; splitting; punctures; pressures.

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Roll-back protection systems

Attachment; cracking; corrosion; wear; alignment; mechanical damage.

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Damping systems, shock absorbers, air bellows

Correct attachment / placement; cracking / splitting; corrosion; wear; alignment; mechanical damage; correct functionality.

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Brake components

Cracking / splitting; corrosion; wear; attachment; alignment; mechanical damage; correct functionality.

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Foundations, bases, soil conditions, packing

Cracking / splitting; corrosion; attachment; alignment; mechanical damage.

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Buildings that may affect the integrity of the device

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Emergency exits

Correct placement of exit signage & lighting; attachment; relevance and effectiveness.

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Working platforms

Correct placement; attachment; fall from height hazards.

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Device platforms, access stairways, etc.

Correct placement; attachment; fall from height hazards.

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Wire ropes and chains

Attachment; wear; corrosion; adequacy relative to LOLER where applicable.

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Running and retaining wheel components

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Operator control cabin / area

Structural integrity; correct placement; visibility for operator.

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Water condition and levels in log flumes, etc.

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Queue lines, fencing, barriers, platforms, waiting & observation areas, etc.

Attachment; corrosion; alignment; sharp edges; trip & fall hazards.

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Theming and other items with potential to encroach on the motion envelope

Attachment including secondary; Corrosion; Alignment; Sharp edges;

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Adequate passenger information signage

Correct placement; relevance; adequate to minimise risk of injury

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Hydraulic and pneumatic systems

Electrical Systems

Condition and suitability of generators and supply cables, device cables and connections, protective devices, earthing and bonding, electrical enclosures, components and switchgear, lighting, labelling of equipment.