FAIRGROUND AND AMUSEMENT PARK RIDES SAFETY - PHILIPINES

In compliance with the house bill no. 1192, the act “Amusement Parks and Fairgrounds safety act” in place to provided safety standards in the Amusement Parks and Fairgrounds industry, DARLSCO conducts/ carry out Inspection - Initial approval of amusement rides/ devices comprises of design review, Inspection of manufacturing processes, Initial Inspection, Independent Inspection, Major Inspection and Installation Inspection. Few enlisted devices are included but not limited to Inspection of trampolines (simple device inflatables, XD cinema simulators, or arcade games, Inspection of soft play area, Inspection of paddle boat, Inspection of bumper boat and Inspection of dry slides. Independent Inspection will be performed for all Amusement devices required together with ancillary parts (audio, lighting, platforms, fencing, etc.,) at specified intervals. Visual inspection which include exposing the chosen critical component and where required log book or operating manual are suspected disassembly. Exceptional Inspection will be performed after major repair and modification of amusement ride/device.

The Journey of Safety starts from Inception to completion of the Ride/device and through full product cycle. The Inspection, Testing and Certification included but not limited to:

  Assessment of documentation including Risk assessment, Log book and other related details as per BS EN 13814

  Initial Approval - Design and calculation review, verification, inspection and tests executed by the independent inspecting body’s before a ride is first made available for public use, either for permanent installations or any relocated installation regardless of time period.

  Design Review of rides/ devices – Assessment of conformity to design

  Inspection of manufacturing process of rides/ devices

  Initial inspection /examination of rides/devices

  Independent/ Thorough Inspection

  Inspection, Testing and Certification of Non- Destructive Testing for welds

  Inspection, Testing ( tactile ) and certification of Personal Protective Equipment

  Functional Testing of rides/devices

  Training and Certification of Ride operators as per ISO/IEC 17024

  Verification of design repairs of rides/devices

  Health, safety and Environment audits

  Assistance in preparation of safety manual

INSPECTION, TESTING AND CERTIFICATION OF RIDES/ DEVICES – CLASSIFICATION

  RInspection of Roller Coaster

  Inspection of Ferris wheel.

  Inspection of family rides

  Inspection of sky swinger rides

  Inspection of dark rides

  Inspection of wild mouse

  Inspection of drop tower ride

  Inspection of freak-out ride

  Inspection of flume ride

  Inspection of pendulum ride

  Inspection of Looping star ship

  Inspection of Water attractions - Water slides (Excluding complex water slides such as the slides with block zones).

  Inspection of Thrill devices Slow moving devices - Bumper Boats (generally battery operated) and Paddle Boats

  Inspection of Walk-through attractions - Haunted houses, Inverted rooms, mirror mazes, simulators and XD Cinemas and other attractions

  Inspection of Extreme sports - Different fixed climbing walls like free climbing, lead climbing…etc. Bungee Trampolines and trampoline courts/parks

  Inspection of Fixed rope courses - All fixed rope courses and tree top adventures, rope courses, zip lines

  Inspection of Inflatable amusement attractions - All inflatable attractions that is used on land and in water like inflatable water parks, except the ones used for decoration purposes and not intended for public use

  Inspection of Mobile climbing wall - Both manual and auto belay mobile climbing wall

  Inspection of Mobile rope courses - include all adventure mobile rope courses from different sizes

  Inspection of Trampoline - Single and multiple beds trampoline

  Inspection of Kiddie ride

WATER PARK INSPECTION, TESTING AND CERTIFICATION

The expertise of DARLSCO in water park Inspection has tremendous benchmark and cater to the following service line

  MATERIAL IDENTIFICATION

Providing the appropriate material identification depending on the usage – indoor and outdoor pertaining to fire retardant and UV test reports

  WATER PARK DESIGN AND CONCEPT FINALIZATION

The concept of design including capacity of water park, Rules of play, area allocation, safety clearance, environmental conditions, ballast/ acchors design and all other technical details will be provided

  ANCHOR DESIGN

The ballast/ achors plays major role for fastening the water inflatable to the surface and resistance against water current, tide and wave. The ballast design according to the water depth will be calculated against global positioning system and the installation support will be provided by on-site witness

  SITE MOBILIZATION, INSTALLATION

The contractors site mobilization including heavy equipment third party inspection and the placement of ballast/ anchors will be witnessed on-site for safe placement

  INITIAL AND INDEPENDENT INSEPCTION

The installation will be followed by Initial examination/ Inspection and independent inspection. The fitness of the water park will be checked for safe operation and will be opened for pubic use.

The venue types of water parks inspection depends on manufacture/ local classification. However, broadly they fall into:

  Amusement and Theme parks - Adventure trail, Shoot the chute, Log flume, water transportation

  Water Parks - Aqua play rain fortress, body slides, family raft ride, flow rider

  Municipal Projects - Aqua Play, Body slides, Inner – Tube slides, Mat racer

  Resorts/ hotels/ commercial outfits

  Cruise ships – Aqua play, Flat line loop, flow rider, Champagne bowl

  Unique Venues - Aqua play, water transportation, flow rider, wave pools

INSPECTION, TESTING AND CERTIFICATION OF WATER PARKS – CLASSIFICATION

  Inspection of water Parks generating waves - Surf/ Family/ dual/ children’s, extreme and wave river

  Inspection of water slides in water parks ensuring the slide path designs and relevant safety checks are done to ensure safety and fun

  Inspection of interactive water play are categorized into aqua play, rainforest, aquaspary and aqua course

  Inspection of surf in Water Parks

  Inspection of water slide in water parks

  Inspection of adventure play in water parks

Third party Certificate – Lifting Equipment’s & Accessories

Team DARLSCO is competent to carry out all lifting equipment included but not limited to overhead crane, Mobile, Gantry, Tower, pedestal, Jib, Winches, car lift, Aerial Lifts, and Forklifts to the accredited standards.

Non- Destructive Testing ( NDT)

DARLSCO NDT inspection/ service caters to all relevant/ related fields ranging from process industries, manufacturing, process industries, fabrication of steel, structures, Oil & gas, refineries, aerospace, environmental across the globe. The training division of DARLSCO comprises of dedicated, skilled and certified trainers in NDT – level I, II and III

Training and Certification

ASNT Level-II Training offered in Ghana

DARLSCO provides in-house and correspondence training and certification in the discipline of Non-Destructive (NDT) as per ASNT - Level II as per the recommended practice No. SNTC - TC- 1a for general framework for qualification and certification programme courses in West Africa including Ghana for the following modules:

  Visual Testing (VT ) - Level II

  Liquid Penetrant Testing (PT)/ Dye Penetrant Testing - Level II

  Magnetic Particle Testing ( MT) - Level II

  Ultrasonic Testing (UT ) - Level II

  Eddy Current Testing (ET) - Level II

  Radiographic Testing - Level II

  Infrared Thermography(IR) - Level II

  Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT) - Level II

  Time-of-flight diffraction (TOFD) - Level II

Advanced NDT training comprises of the following certification programme

  CRT (cathode Ray Tube)

  Neutron Radiography

  Acoustic emission & Vibration analysis

INSPECTION, TESTING AND CERTIFICATION OF STORAGE TANKS

The inspection of storage tanks ( underground, aboveground and mobile tanks) will be carried out based on standards included but not limited to ASME, NBIC and API. The Inspection comprises of Visual and Functional inspection and the fitness certificate for safety will be issued.

FAIRGROUND AND AMUSEMENT RIDE OPERATOR TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION

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