Waterborne inflatables Australian Standard announced

By Alice Richard
Friday, 07 April, 2017

Standards Australia has published and confirmed a new Australian Standard for waterborne inflatables used in amusement park and water park rides.

AS 3533.4.5:2017, Amusement rides and devices, Part 4.5: Specific requirements — Waterborne inflatables was originally published as an interim standard in 2012 and is now confirmed as an Australian Standard following industry consultation.

The standard provides guidance to manufacturers and operators of waterborne inflatable equipment and facilities on how to design and operate this type of device. Prior to the interim standard being released, no standard had previously existed specifically for waterborne inflatable devices in Australia.

“Amusement rides are meant to be a fun and entertaining experience for all. Our intention is that at the end of the day amusement parks are safer for everyone’s enjoyment,” said Anthea Hammon, chair of the committee ME-051, Amusement Rides and Devices.

Standards Australia said the standard was developed through consensus from industry, government and community interests. The standard is available through SAI Global.

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