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China looks to improve amusement ride safety

China looks to improve amusement ride safety
September 20, 2013

The Chinese Government is aiming to improve the safety of large amusement and theme park rides with its safety and quality agency this week releasing new supervision regulations.

The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) has annnouned that companies that manufacture, install, renovate or repair large rides will be liable for the quality of equipment and machinery while operating companies will be responsible for the safety of the rides.

The AQSIQ regulation also requires that operators must apply to inspection authorities for regular safety checks in a timely manner, according to the regulation.

Operator will also be expected to have emergency response plans for each ride and hold an emergency rescue drill at least once a year.

The regulations apply to rides with a designed speed or two metres per second or quicker, or those at heights of greater than two metres.

The regulations will come into effect on 1st January 2014.

Image used for illustrative purposes only. 

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