SAFETY STANDARDS & EXTERNAL BODY APPROVAL
All of our rides and attractions comply with the required design standards and are subject to a thorough annual safety inspection/testing regime through third party ride safety specialists.
Each ride must pass thus inspection in order for a Declaration of Operational Compliance to be issued, which is much like a car’s MOT.
RIDE SAFETY SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY
Our rollercoasters have sophisticated, multi-layered computerised control systems that monitor the safe operation of the ride on a continuous basis, similar to the engine management systems in cars.
We check every ride, every day before opening, and we carry out more detailed inspections on a weekly, monthly and annual basis. In total, it can take at least 8 man hours to get each of the big rollercoasters ready for opening in the morning.
Ride operators have to complete at least 100 hours of training, and then go through a series of assessments before they can operate a ride.
DID YOU KNOW?
Listed below are the main reasons why we stop rides. This is to ensure the safety of our guests:
- Use of cameras or mobile phones on rides
- Lost property within the ride area
- Guest illness
- Loading or unloading guests with additional needs
- Very high winds or extremely heavy rain
To minimise stoppages we strongly encourage guests to read the information boards at the entrance to each ride
Find out more about how we get ready to operate a ride.
Technical Services Director, Terry Dunn talks about preparations for Galactica...