New Code of Practice - Amusement Device

5 February 2024 posted by Recovery Partners

In a move towards prioritising safety in amusement parks and workplaces hosting events with amusement devices, the Office of Industrial Relations, Queensland, has launched Australia’s first-ever Amusement Devices Code of Practice 2023. This code, effective from February 1, 2024, provides guidance to all workplaces, offering a comprehensive approach to managing safety risks associated with amusement rides.

This code sets the stage for a new era in safety for workplaces hosting events with amusement devices. It simplifies safety management for event organisers, spelling out practical steps to ensure safety compliance, whether the event is a corporate gathering, a community fair, or any other occasion featuring amusement rides.

What is an amusement device?

As stated in the Safe Work Guide for Amusement devices, an amusement device, is equipment used for hire or reward to entertain or provide amusement through movement, involving passengers traveling on or around it.

Where can I download the new Code of Practice?

So, what’s next?

Recovery Partners Safety Consultants are here to help, offering training sessions nationwide to guide you through this complex process, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the code’s guidelines and how to integrate them into your safety practices. 

For more information contact us by calling 1300 OHS RTW (647 789) or email enquiries@rrp.com.au

You might also be interested in a FREE Safety Observation Checklist to ensure your workplace is safe from any potential hazards or risks;

 
 
References:
https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/118501/amusement-devices-cop-2023.pdf
https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/doc/guide-amusement-devices
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Disclaimer – these articles are provided to supply general safety information to people responsible for OHS in their organisation. They are general in nature and do not substitute for legal and/or professional advice. We always suggest that organisations obtain information specific to their needs. Additional information can be found at https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/