Celebrate International Roller Coaster Day on 16th August with a trip to your favourite theme park. Roller coasters have been around for 200 years but not quite as we know them today. One of the earliest roller coasters was the “Aerial Strolls” in Paris which featured wheeled cars locked to a track with rails to
Liability insurance has never been more important. Changes to the Discount Rate in 2017 made by the Lord Chancellor mean higher compensation payments for claims in cases of personal accident or fatal accident. These increases have the potential to exceed the public liability cover most businesses have in place. Given the increased risk that leisure
The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) has published the following list that “includes some fundamental operational features that some operators have found helpful to review for safe operation of river rapids rides”. General Compliance with safety standards, applicable laws, and manufacturers’ operations and maintenance manuals. Comprehensive inspection program in place and functioning.
“HSE’s investigation into the death of a child at Drayton Manor is continuing. During our investigation if any specific matter regarding the safety of water rides is found that requires action by those operating similar rides, we will ensure we inform everyone promptly. In the meantime, we would like to remind operators of water rides
Following the incident at Drayton Manor last week BALPPA, the Trade Association representing 300 members in the Leisure Park, Piers and Attractions industry, issued a statement highlighting the safety record in this sector. “BALPPA was saddened to hear of the tragic events at Drayton Manor Park on the 9th May. The whole industry offers their
Seaside Piers are quite difficult to insure, so we have asked our Managing Director Jon Newall (the UK’s most experienced pier insurance broker) about what are the common pitfalls when arranging insurance for piers. The wrong type of Pier Insurance This is the most common mistake we come across, and it’s a big