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Category: Fairgrounds

RR1080 – A study of the generic safety-integrity requirements of fairground rides

Saturday, November 19, 2016

This report describes a number of quantitative risk assessments applied to three diverse fairground ride types in order to provide an indication of appropriate Safety Integrity Levels for these generic types of ride and to illustrate an approach that may be used to determine these SILs.

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HSE statement: Alton Towers owners’ plead guilty to safety failings

Friday, April 22, 2016

Neil Craig, head of operations for HSE in the Midlands said: “We welcome the guilty plea entered by Merlin Attractions Operations Ltd. Merlin has acknowledged that it failed in its legal duty to protect people on the Smiler ride.”

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Fairground ride operator fined for safety failings

Thursday, March 3, 2016

A fairground ride operator from Hampshire has been fined for safety failings after two members of the public fell from a ride at Andover Carnival.

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HSE media statement: HSE to prosecute Alton Towers’ owners after ‘Smiler’ incident

Thursday, February 25, 2016

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today informed Merlin Attractions Operations Ltd that it will be prosecuted over an incident in which five people were seriously injured on a rollercoaster ride at Alton Towers in Staffordshire.

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Turban-wearing Sikhs – extension of head protection exemption

Friday, October 2, 2015

The exemption for turban-wearing Sikhs from the need to wear head protection has been extended from construction sites to all workplaces, with some limited exceptions. The change applies solely to turban-wearing Sikhs and relates to head protection only.

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Three year old child hurt in fairground ride

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

A three year old child suffered a serious injury to his hand when it was caught between the wheels and the track of a children’s fairground train ride at an annual event called the ‘Shiremoor Treat’.

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Health and Safety Executive statement – update on investigation into incident at Alton Towers

Friday, June 5, 2015

HSE will today remove the carriages involved in the incident on ‘The Smiler’ rollercoaster on 2 June and transport them to the Health and Safety Laboratory in Buxton for further analysis. 

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Statement – HSE’s investigation into the incident at Alton Towers

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Statement from Neil Craig, head of operations for HSE in the Midlands.

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Serious incident at Alton Towers

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The Health and Safety Executive is currently responding to an incident at Alton Towers theme park in Staffordshire this afternoon, in which four teenagers have been seriously injured.

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Sentence after nine-year-old girl flung from fair ride

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

 The owner/operator of a fair ride has been sentenced after a nine-year-old girl was flung from her carriage as it span at excessive speeds.  

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