The Amusement Device
Inspection Procedures Scheme (ADIPS) is the UK fairground
and amusement park industry’s self-regulated safety
inspection scheme which registers competent ride inspectors
and the rides they inspect.
competent groups or individuals can register with the scheme
to be able to inspect amusement devices in various
engineering disciplines, for pre-use inspection and
in-service annual inspection, on behalf of the members of
the industry trade associations.
The purpose of the
scheme is to promote and improve fairground and amusement
park safety through rules and procedures relating to the
annual inspection of the amusement devices. It is supported
by industry associations who require that their members use
associations make up the policy setting body for the
procedures scheme which is the
Amusement Device Safety
ADIPS is also
available to any operator of amusement devices as it
demonstrates what is termed industry best practice
and their compliance with the Health and Safety at Work
(etc.) Act (HASAWA).
ADIPS has developed
over the years since the early 1970s. With the advent of the
HASAWA in 1974 came various moves to increase the standard
of safety on fairgrounds and amusement parks.
The home office
developed and published the “Home office guide to safety at
fairs (the blue book) in 1976. This included
information relating to the inspection of amusement devices
and also technical requirements relevant to companies
specialising in ride design and specification.
The Code of Safe
Practice at Fairs publication was introduced in 1984,
providing further guidance to individuals and organisations.
The above text
is referenced from the ADIPS website -