Dear Health and Safety Executive,

I would like to request Investigation Reports carried out for the past 2 years in the UK Theme Park Industry related to Ride Incidents.

Yours faithfully,
Yolande

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Dear FOIRequests,

Could you please provide me with Investigation Reports carried out for the past 2 years in the UK Theme Park Industry related to Ride Incidents.

Yours sincerely,

Yolande Helberg

Health and Safety Executive

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Hello Yolande

Thank you for your FOI request. It has been passed to the appropriate person to deal with. If you have any queries about the request please quote the reference no above.

Thanks

Peter

Peter Burkert
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Dear Health and Safety Executive,

A request was made for Information related to ride Incidents in the UK Theme park Industry on the 8th of August 2018. I still have not received a response on this request. May you please provide feedback?

Yours faithfully,

Yolande

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Hello Yolande

Please may I apologise for the delay in our response, the information is currently just being checked over by our policy colleagues to ensure the accuracy however the relevant individuals have been on leave which had led to the delay. Having checked their availability they are back in the office next week so I would envisage that the information will be with you next week. I thank you for your patience and apologise once again for the delay.

Kind Regards

Mike Jennions,
Health and Safety Executive,
Field Operations Division,
Divisional Support Team,
Redgrave Court,
Bootle,
Merseyside,
L20 7HS.

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Dear Ms Helberg

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 201808127

 

Thank you for your request for information about:

 

Investigation Reports carried out for the past 2 years in the UK Theme
Park Industry related to Ride Incidents.

 

Your request was received on 9 August 2018 and I am dealing with it under
the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act).

 

I can confirm that the Health and Safety Executive holds the following
information detailed in Annex 1 and copies of reports are enclosed.

 

The information supplied to you continues to be protected by the
Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. You may re-use this information
(not including logos) free of charge in any format or medium, under the
terms of the Open Government Licence. To view this licence, visit
[1]http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/o...  or
write to the Information Policy Team, The National Archives, Kew, London
TW9 4DU, or e-mail: [2][email address].

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Mike Jennions

Health and Safety Executive,

Field Operations Division,

Divisional Support Team,

Redgrave Court,

Bootle,

Merseyside,

L20 7HS.

 

 

Annex 1

 

Company / Site
 1. Lightwater Valley Attractions Ltd; Ripon, North Yorkshire
 2. Jamie Clark; Northallerton, North Yorkshire, (Stanhope Fair, Co.
Durham)
 3. James Mellors Ltd; Hungerford Car Park, Southbank Centre, Belvedere
Road, London
 4. Pleasure and Leisure Corp plc; Pleasure Beach, Great Yarmouth
 5. Stanley Thurston & Son Amusements Ltd., Kempston, Bedford (Cambridge
Town Centre)
 6. Christopher Holloway; Hazelwood Lane, Bracknell (Caterham Festival)
 7. John Scarrott, Station Approach, Daventry (Abingdon Park Funfair)
 8. J Bagnall; Phoenix Park Showmans Site, Wolverhampton (Ashby Fair,
Leics)
 9. Fantasy Island Ingoldmells Ltd; Sea Lane, Skegness
10. Llanelli and District Model Engineers; Pembrey Country Park, Dyfed
11. Play Parks Ltd; Rhyl Children’s Village, Rhyl
12. Funpark Amusements Ltd; Funpark Amusements, Barry Island
13. Carousel Rides Ltd; Nottingham (Bestival, Dorset)
14. Colin Nelson / David DeVey; Anderton & Rowland, Five Bridges,
Cullompton (Armada Way, Plymouth)

 

The [6]Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences
Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR), requires that fatal and non-fatal injuries to
members of the public are reported to the Health and Safety Executive
(HSE).  

These are classified under the Standard Industry Code (SIC) of 9321
‘activities of amusement parks and theme parks’ and this SIC code is used
to identify injuries at fairgrounds and amusement parks.

                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                               

Analysis of the injuries reported under RIDDOR with this SIC code show
that only a small percentage of incidents relate specifically to the
fairground or amusement park equipment, with the vast majority of
reportable injuries,

although still related to work activity, are not related to the equipment,
but include incidents such as cuts on glass in hotel bars, scalds/burns on
food/drink in restaurants, and other people’s misbehaviour/misuse of
equipment.

 

The HSE do not investigate all RIDDOR reports, and would only investigate
most serious work-related incidents, injuries or cases of ill health in
line with the [7]incident selection criteria.  

           

 

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