Mechanical & Structural Assessment:

The purpose of the mechanical thorough examination is to determine whether, at the time of the test, the device and its safeguards are installed safely, whether it is safe to operate and whether there are any defects that could make it unsafe in the future. LTC will perform a comprehensive examination of an entire device to determine whether it is safe for continued operation. The examination scope, areas checked, tests performed and information required will vary depending on the type of device, design review, NDT schedule, previous ride history and any relevant technical bulletins.


Typicalmechanical/structural annual examination include:

  • Structural elements (e.g. track, support structure)
  • Ride components (e.g. wheel spindles, chassis, axles)
  • Hydraulic systems
  • Pneumatic systems
  • Queue lines & surround fencing


Electrical Assessment:

The primary objective of electrical in-service thorough examination is to determine that the electrical or control systems have not deteriorated since the last in-service inspection and to assess the significance of any deterioration that may have occurred.

Electrical Thorough Examination

The assessment will be carried out by taking some of the following steps:

  • Ascertaining device history and determining if any changes/modifications have been made
  • Functional test
  • Visual inspection
  • Measurement and test


For a full description of thorough examination please refer to the HSE publication HSG 175: Fairground and Amusement Parks – Guidance on Safe Practice (2nd edition), paragraph 140.

LTC engineers have a wealth of experience in carrying out this type of inspection, with over 100,000 ride inspections carried out since we first began. For a thoroughly professional and comprehensive inspection service, contact us.