Amusement ride safety has once again become a hot topic after a young child was flung 10m from a frisbee ride only a few weeks ago.
Carnival Land Amusements, the ride operator, had recently passed an official audit conducted by Workplace Health and Safety when the accident occurred.
In order to maintain safety standards, OHS inspectors frequently do random audits at shows,carnivals and fetes — where they assess the rides against the Amusement Devices National Auditing Tool.
Currently over 200 inspectors are employed and continue to conduct audits on rides all over the country– with 663 assessments last year alone.
The peak industry body, the Australian Amusement, Leisure and Recreation Association has also developed a private audit – AMSAFE – through which members can gain another safety “tick”.
Amusement ride inspecting engineer of 13 years Brian Bradley said most operators maintained their equipment and complied with the regulations
Mr Gidlow said a Prohibition Notice was reserved for rides that were likely to cause injury or illness.
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