Saturday, January 22, 2022

Tag: health and safety

Preparing children’s rides for the grand reopening

World of Rides Lifeguard Battery operated rides
With the 2021 summer season shaping up to be a busy one for the UK’s seasonal holiday operators, World of Rides is already working extra staggered shifts in order to meet the high demand for their 12v and 24v battery rides.

World of Rides prepares for staycation demand

World of Rides staycation boost
With attractions preparing to reopen as of next month, children’s ride manufacturer World of Rides is gearing up for a stellar season, with sales manager Andrew Robinson explaining just what sets the family-owned manufacturer apart.

Haven closes English and Welsh parks for 2020

Haven closes parks England Wales
Haven has announced it is to close all of its 18 holiday parks across England and Wales for the remainder of 2020, in response to the latest lockdown..

Operators divided on options for new safety measures

Social distancing mandatory screens
The prospect of mandatory screens between machines has sparked heated discourse within the amusement trade, with voices speaking passionately both for and against.

Supermarkets provide a template of what to do and how to do it, states Praesepe COO

Mark Schertle Praesepe COO
Consumer-facing gaming and amusements operators are drawing on the experience of other retail sectors on the high street as they make adjustments to their businesses in preparation for an eventual return to post-pandemic trading.

Instance Automatics develops Covid-19 safety range to help industry to open

Instance Automatics PPE Health & Safety
Looking at other ways to keep wages paid after the March Lockdown began, Instance Automatics has developed a range of solutions to assist businesses when they eventually reopen and have to comply with the government’s yet to be announced “Covid-19 secure” guidelines.

Ruddock: ADIPS could be “stretched beyond means” once business resumes

ADIPS ride health and safety
The Amusement Device Inspection Procedures Scheme, or ADIPS, is at risk of being stretched beyond its means, according to general manager Jon Ruddock.

Blackpool South Pier directors face six month wait for asbestos sentence

Preston Court Buildings Blackpool Pier Company
Two directors of The Blackpool Pier Company found guilty of failing to ensure the health and safety of employees must wait until 1 May 2020 to be sentenced by Preston Crown Court.

UK theme parks safe as houses, says BALPPA data

BALPPA Safety survey UK Theme Parks
A number of high-profile injuries on roller-coasters belie the benign reality of UK attractions, suggests the findings of one new survey. A BALPPA survey..

Mystery “hazardous material” brings disruption to Worthing seafront

hazardous disrupts Worthing seafront
A peaceful Sunday morning on Worthing seafront was ruined by “hazardous material” last weekend, with the cause of the chaos still unknown.

ADIPS confirms role as the most robust safety framework for children’s rides

John White ADIPS Scheme
The value of Bacta’s ADIPS initiative was underlined in no uncertain terms at the most recent meeting of the Association’s Children’s Rides Sub-Committee..

Brighton Pier tries to deflate health and safety fears

Brighton Pier, health and safety, inflatables, brighton, woking
Management claim the inflatable slide at Brighton Pier is safe as houses - but in the wake of Woking, these assurances may fall on deaf ears. Concerns have been raised over the positioning of the slide at Brighton Pier, as operators nationwide undergo intensified scrutiny regarding the safe operation of inflatables. Alarm bells were rung in Brighton by one worried which...

Fantasy Island introduces successful lost and found scheme

Fantasy Island
Fantasy Island in Ingoldmells has adopted a scheme designed to help reunite parents and children if they become separated. Sandi Starfish was first launched at seaside resorts in Norfolk in 2014, employing a colourful, tall flag for families to use as a meeting point if they are separated and providing special Sandi the Starfish wristbands to parents for them to...

Leisure Island commits to being safe, not sorry

Coinslot - Leisure Island Canvey First Aid
The manager of Canvey’s Leisure Island theme park, who believes himself to have saved a man’s life, is planning to build a state-of-the-art first aid centre.   Scott Petty, 49, was working at the Leisure Island Fun Park, on Canvey seafront, when a woman ran in and asked for help after the 86-year-old tripped over his dog’s lead and injured himself. Mr...