Some people worry whether amusement rides are a safe activity – but they shouldn’t. In Australia, amusement rides are heavily regulated and reputable operators uphold high safety standards, including maintenance log books and extensive staff training. According to Standards Australia’s amusement rides and devices committee, the number of deaths that occur on an amusement ride is one in every 834 million rides. To put that in comparison, you are more than six times more likely to die in an aeroplane accident. Injuries are also very rare on amusement rides – provided rules and specific warnings are followed. In most cases, the only damage done from amusement rides is short-term stress to vocal cords for those who scream at the top of their lungs in excitement during much-loved thrill-seeker rides.
Selecting a reputable operator is key
Despite heavy government regulation in Australia, not all amusement rides providers meet and exceed safety standards as well as others. Like all industries, some operators sometimes try to cut corners – not something that should be done when the safety of children is on the line. If you are looking to hire amusement rides for your party or event, be sure to hire from a trusted company that puts safety first in its operations. Worksafe Victoria recommends checking that ride operators are competent and that any rides you are hiring are properly maintained. Ride operators should be able to provide evidence of competence or maintenance checks and details of insurance on request. The agency suggests that if providers cannot or will not provide evidence of these items, they “may not be a suitable choice for your event”.
Different rides for different people
Not all rides are for everyone. To ensure complete safety, many amusement rides have minimum height restrictions of at least 100 or 110cm. The minimum for some rides can even be 140cm. These height restrictions are not just a guidelines – they need to be followed by operators to protect riders from any physical harm. Some rides – including Ferris wheels – may allow children under 100cm to ride if they are accompanied by an adult. It is important to hire rides that are suitable for the people that will be attending your event, with average heights in mind. Some amusement rides also come with warnings that people with back and neck pain or injuries should not enjoy them, to ensure no further injuries occur. Those who are pregnant and those who have heart problems are also advised not to ride some amusement rides for safety reasons.
We guarantee your safety
At Advanced Amusements, safety is guaranteed with all our amusement rides for hire. We pride ourselves on adhering to industry-leading safety standards and the professional delivery of hired amusement rides to each and every event we service. When it comes to attractions and a range of carnival rides for hire, we are your one-stop shop if you need a safe and fun ride. We service the wider Melbourne area, as well being the amusement ride hire service of choice for Bendigo, Mildura, Echuca, Kerang and Swan Hill. Contact us today to discuss your party or event needs by calling 0402 922 256.