Bacta has launched an educational campaign to promote awareness of the key safety issues and responsibilities in relation to coin-operated children’s rides. The meeting, held in Peterborough was attended by the industry’s leading importers, distributors, manufacturers and operators representing the bulk of UK sited coin-operated children's rides.
Bacta CEO, John White, believes the meeting was successful in bringing the key players together and sharing thinking on how to maintain the industry’s strong safety record and reputation. He stated: “First of all I would like to place on record my thanks to everybody who attended the meeting in Peterborough which I regard as being the launch of a ‘Manifesto For Action’ with regard to safety. While the industry's record is very good there can be no sense of complacency or compromise in our commitment to this fundamental issue.
“Providing customers – both parents/guardians and children - with a safe and secure leisure experience is an ongoing commitment. The Bacta administered Amusement Devices Inspection Procedure Scheme (ADIPS) for children’s rides, standardises the process by which children’s rides are inspected and it’s vital that operators display the ADIPS stickers which serve as a confirmation of inspection. One avoidable accident or injury sustained by a child when using a children’s ride can cause huge reputational damage to the entire sector and it’s vital that all of the inspections and undertakings in relation to safety have been followed, particularly so in the current litigious climate in which we operate.
“By maintaining standards and ensuring an uncompromising commitment to safety we can promote with confidence this iconic part of the coin-operated leisure experience and in the process protect and grow income for Bacta member companies."
Full information on the working of ADIPS is available at the new Bacta web site: www.bacta.org.uk/adips/.
Image: Bacta CEO, John White
Bacta represents the amusement and gaming machine industry in the UK, encompassing high-tech and creative manufacturers, machine suppliers for pubs, clubs and bingo halls, as well as operators of Family Entertainment Centres and over 18s Gaming Centres. Bacta members include the whole of the amusement machine supply chain in the UK, which has a collective turnover of nearly £2bn across more than 500 companies, operating in excess of 310,000 machines.