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HSG175 Fairgrounds and amusement parks

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HSG175 Fairgrounds and amusement parks

HSG175 Fairgrounds and amusement parks

Guidance on safe practice

This publication provides guidance for all those involved in the organisation, operation and management of fairgrounds and theme parks. It is primarily for ride controllers and operators, fair organisers, designers, manufacturers, importers and suppliers of fairground rides and ride inspection bodies. It will also be useful to event organisers and employees, the self-employed and contractors working in the fairground and amusement park sector.

This third edition gives a clearer explanation of what action to take and why. It has been co-written with the Fairgrounds Joint Advisory Committee to set out measures those involved in the industry should take to reduce risks, work safely and comply with the law.

The following areas have been updated since the previous edition:
  • references to health and safety law;
  • guidance on maturity risk assessments (MRAs);
  • terminology in the section on 'Inspecting an amusement device'.

  • The system for safety of attractions
  • Managing for health and safety
  • Designing, manufacturing, importing and supplying an attraction
  • Inspecting an amusement device
  • Guidance for organisers
  • Guidance for controllers
  • Guidance for operators and attendants
  • Relevant legislation
  • Risk assessments to establish maturity of design for fairground devices
  • The operations manual and other information for the safe operation of an amusement device
  • Working at height
  • Non-destructive testing
  • Fire precautions
  • Gas safety

This publication superseded the second edition which was previously published with the ISBN 9780717662494 
Published by
HSE Books
Publication Date
1 December 2017
Third edition
Publisher's Ref
112 pages
Approx Weight
0.3 kg
HS Code