5 May 2017
This is the first of a series of short blogs I am doing to inform people of the procedures involved in testing Rides and Attractions at Fun Fairs and Amusement Parks.
ADIPS, is short for Amusement Device Inspection Procedures Scheme. This is the national scheme for inspection and certification of Fun Fair and Amusement devices (Rides & Attractions) for Fairgrounds and Amusement Parks.
ADIPS is managed and administered by the Amusement Device Safety Council which is made up of representatives from all major industry trade associations. It is operated by ADIPS Ltd, a not for profit company. Any trading surplus generated by ADIPS Ltd is reinvested into ADIPS to improve its services, or the industry to improve health and safety standards.
Only qualified and approved engineers that are registered with ADIPS are allowed to issue ADIPS Declarations of Operational Compliance (DOCs) and reports and only registered rides can display the ADIPS device tag showing its unique ADIPS ID Number.
You can be confident that any DOC bearing the ADIPS mark confirms that the required inspections have been carried out by an experienced and qualified inspector and deemed safe to operate.
The annual testing is carried out by registered inspection bodies whose capability to perform competent and independent inspection is assessed and monitored on an ongoing basis.
ADIPS certification is known as a Declaration of Operational Compliance. Referred to in the industry, as the DOC.
“Only following the satisfactory completion of ADIPS inspections are amusement devices certified as safe to operate”
All registered amusement attractions have an ADIPS ID No badge (Tag). These are normally stuck on the control box or pay booth where they are secure and can be viewed.
HSE officers, Event managers, and Councils can easily check all Ride/Attraction DOCs on the ADIPS website with either the DOC or ADIPs ID No’s.
This shows when the test expires, device name, number and photo at the time of test so the DOC can not be used on another attraction.
“A DOC only guarantees the Ride was safe to operate at the time of inspection. It is the responsibility of the ride operator to operate and maintain it properly between inspections’
Luke Ditchburn , general manager ADIPs
We hope you have found this blog informative and you appreciate the procedures and work involved in keeping Fun Fairs and Amusement Parks safe.
For more information visit the ADIPS and HSE web sites.
Check back soon for Blogs covering, NDT Testing 2, Ride Test 3, Daily /Weekly Checks 4 and much more.
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Posted by William Danter on 5 May 2017.