HSG175 Fairgrounds and Amusement Parks: Guidance on Safe Practice

HSG175 is a Health and Safety Guidance publication from the UK government’s Health and Safety Executive, relating to the Guidance on Safe Practice in the Fairgrounds and Amusement Parks industry.

The fairgrounds and amusement parks joint advisory committee (FJAC) has worked for over 25 years to continually improve standards and the exchange of information. Fairgrounds and amusement parks have been shown to be relatively safe compared to such activities as driving a car or riding a bicycle, but there have been a small number of serious accidents involving the general public and employees. Risks can never be eliminated from any aspect of life but need to be managed effectively.

This new 2007 edition of Fairgrounds and amusement parks: Guidance on safe practice HSG175, first published in 1997 was recommended in the health and safety commission (HSC) review of fairground safety (2001) and incorporates improvements over several years in this industry’s practices.

HSG175 concentrates on the safety of employers, employees and the general public using fairgrounds and amusement parks, and gives advice on measures to control risks. It provides duty holders with advice on issues relating to attractions, including operation, maintenance, repairs, and modifications. It also includes advice on site layout and safe systems of work. There is a glossary at the end of the book which explains the terms used.

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HSG175 Fairgrounds and Amusement Parks: Guidance on Safe Practice