Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Safework NSW clarifies design registrations for inflatables

Safework NSW clarifies design registrations for inflatables
November 9, 2016

Amid industry confusion over current requirements for operations of commercial inflatable play devices, Safework NSW has set out to clarify the current design registrations for inflatables with a fall height in excess of 3 metres which were designed before 1st January 2012.

Safework NSW has explained that the legal requirement to register designs for these inflatables has been delayed until 1st January 2018.

Clarification was sought as a result of hirers experiencing instances of confusion at venues, including aquatic centres and attractions, hiring their inflatables, with some venues requesting design registration for slides designed before 1st January 2012.

At this time, plant item registration, including registration of amusement devices, is still covered by the Savings and transitional provisions in Schedule 18B of the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011.

The Occupational Heath and Safety Regulation had a different definition and list of amusement devices requiring item registration than the current Workplace Heath and Safety Regulation. Therefore, only amusement devices requiring registration under the former OHS Regulation require item registration until the end of this provision.

Click here to view Safework Australia guidance on Inflatable Amusement Devices.

Click here to view Safework NSW information on Amusement Devices.

Image used for illustrative purposes only.

7th November 2016 - PENINSULA AQUATIC RECREATION CENTRE INTRODUCES ‘SPLASHY MCSPLASH TOWN’

28th January 2016 - WORKSAFE WA ADVISES ON INFLATABLE WATER SLIDE SAFETY

12th May 2015 - INFLATABLE OPERATORS AND MANUFACTURERS CALL FOR AUSTRALIA’S ADOPTION OF EUROPEAN SAFETY STANDARD

9th April 2015 - STANDARDS AUSTRALIA REVIVES WATERBORNE INFLATABLES GUIDANCE

29th October 2014 - UNCERTAINTY SURROUNDS FUTURE OF INFLATABLE PLAY STANDARD

17th September 2014 - AMBITIOUS LOCATIONS LOOK TO LOW-COST INFLATABLE AQUATIC PLAYGROUNDS

14th December 2012 - SAFE WORK QUEENSLAND ISSUES HEALTH AND SAFETY EXEMPTIONS FOR INFLATABLES

 


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

BH Fitness

BH Fitness, part of the long-standing and iconic bike manufacturer BH Group, is a global leader in fitness equipment for both Commercial and Home markets. The company, with the headquarters based in…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Sport / Technology / Wellness

 
 

BODY BIKE AUSTRALIA

BODY BIKE® International is a leading manufacturer of indoor bikes with a 20-year track record of creating the best indoor bikes. Stay connected with Body Bike Australia…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Sport / Technology / Wellness

 
 

Fun Wheels Pty Ltd

Fun Wheels Pty Ltd are the premium dealer in Australasia for the Dutch company BERG’s commercial and domestic products. Our flagship product is their revolutionary pedal go-kart – the…

read more

Attractions / Tourism / Venues

 
 

Tim Batt Water Solutions

Tim Batt Water Solutions are at the very forefront of the commercial aquatic business in Australia, with over 30 years specific experience supplying and installing chemical control and dosing…

read more

Aquatics / Environment / Recreation / Technology / Venues

 
 

Centaman Entrance Control

Turnstile Entry Systems and Access Control Centaman Entrance Controls’ Award Winning Range of Access Control Systems includes tripod & triarm turnstiles, speedgates, full height…

read more

Access / Entertainment / Sport / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

Envibe

With its sleek good looks and easy-to-use yet powerful functionality, Envibe is the premium fitness club software for the Australasian leisure, recreation and fitness industry. We are the most…

read more

Aquatics / Fitness / Recreation / Technology

 
 

SeatGeek Asia Pacific

SeatGeek is a search engine and mobile-focused ticket marketplace that allows fans to buy and sell tickets for live events. As of August 2018, SeatGeek has exited the Australian, New…

read more

Entertainment / Sport / Technology / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

Sportybots

We are the leading providers of kids fun multi-sports programs for Sport and Recreation Centres. Programs cover twelve common sports as well as Gross Motor Skill Development and suit children from as…

read more

Fitness / Play / Recreation / Sport / Wellness

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business