Fairground & Amusement Ride/device safety Inspection
D A R L S C O, home of Fairground & Amusement Park Inspection more than decade experience thus providing consistent, logical and practical approach for comprehensive service to the amusement and leisure industry. DARLSCO provides amusement ride safety inspection services and has built a strong reputation for providing an exceptional level of Third party inspection, Testing and certificate services to amusement ride/ device industry across the UAE, GCC and globe. DARLSCO embraces all aspects of ride design analysis, procurement, initial and independent examination, Testing, NDT/ NDE and certification of all types of amusement rides/ devices and attractions including theme parks, water park, adventure pools and fairgrounds. Fairgrounds and amusement parks are relatively safe when compared with other leisure activities because of the safety inspection and testing carried out and its represent some of the safest leisure activities of all. DARLSCO provide professional service for ride/device operators with all necessary inspections and assessments to help them achieve maximum safety in accordance with standard requirement/ code of practice. DARLSCO performs indoor inspection and outdoor inspection of rides and devices. DARLSCO’s presence will ensure safety of water park and amusement parks for existing amusement rides/devices according to EN 13814, ISO 17842-1,2 and 3 and ASTM standards. The safety of playground equipment and installations for public or domestic use are governed by stringent national and international standards and guidelines
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
Ride safety electrical inspection - AS 3000 and AS60204
Verification of design repairs of rides/devices
Health, safety and Environment audits
Assistance in preparation of safety manual
The Inspection, Testing and Certification are approved by Dubai Accreditation Centre (DAC)/Dubai Municipality. We conduct Initial Inspection, independent & Thorough inspection and certify the following devices including but not limited to BS EN 13814, BS EN 13814,BS EN 1176, BSEN ISO 12100, ASTM F2291, ASTM F2137, ASTM F1193, ASTM F2974, ASTM F2375, ASTM F770 and with relevant , applicable/ International Standards.
The Inspection, Testing and Certification of amusement rides included but not limited to,
Jump and Smile,
River rapids ride,
Shoot the Chute,
Wipeout & Zipper.
In addition, Inspection, Testing and Certification of amusement devices included but not limited to Bumper/ Dodgem Car, Bumper Boat , Go Kart , Peddle Boat , Trampoline Court, Bungee Trampoline, Single & Multiple bed trampoline, Fixed & Mobile Climbing wall , Bouldering wall inspection, Fixed & Mobile Rope course , Tree Top Adventure Course , Zip Line Inspection, Inflatable's, Simulator, Haunted House, Water Attractions & Mirror Maze.
INSPECTION, TESTING AND CERTIFICATION OF RIDES/ DEVICES – CLASSIFICATION
Inspection 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
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
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