There is a standard or test method determined for every product that can be found in adventure parks.
EN 15567 – 1&2 standards cover construction, test, and inspection methods.
There are 2 types of inspection:
Inaugural Inspection: It should be performed after the completion of all tests related to the park before the area is opened to customer visits. This inspection can be done by ISO 17020 Type-A Bodies. Type-A Bodies cannot carry out manufacturing, assembly, maintenance, consultancy, and management activities in the sector.
Periodic Inspection: These are the inspections that should be done within 15 months at the latest after the first inspection and at regular intervals in the following years. Although these inspections are carried out by Type-A Bodies or Type-C organizations can do. Type-C organizations can actively operate in the sector, but cannot in any way inspect the adventure park-zipline to which they are connected.
After these inspections, necessary maintenance, repairs, and changes should be made by authorized companies until a positive inspection report is received.
In addition to the structural maintenance and repair of the adventure park or zipline, periodic maintenance of the products such as personal safety apparatus, automatic braking devices, automatic safety devices, and rescue devices should be performed.
The periodic service schedule of each device is determined by its manufacturer. Maintenance of most of these devices and necessary parts replacement are carried out annually.
The manufacturer’s manual should detail how often the equipment and components used should be serviced. In addition, the manual should indicate if necessary:
1- Routine visual inspection (OPERATOR)
Competent personnel should perform a routine visual check prior to each activity.
NOTE: Examples of issues where visual and operational checks will be made are cleaning, equipment height from the ground, floor surface finishing, exposed foundations, sharp edges, missing parts, excessive wear (in moving parts), and the structural integrity of the security system. Routine visual inspection is mainly aimed at detecting disturbances that occur outside of working hours (eg Vandalism). Operational inspection is more detailed than routine visual inspection, aimed at daily detecting structural distortions that may be overlooked (eg Zipline safety lines, the structural integrity of platforms, and fixed fasteners).
2- Operation inspection (MANUFACTURER)
The operational inspection should be carried out by qualified personnel, at intervals of 1 to 3 months or as specified in the manufacturer’s instructions.
3- Periodic inspection (INDEPENDENT INSPECTION BODIES)
Mandatory actions to be carried out by an inspection body are:
- A visual inspection performed at height,
Function test performed at height,
- Detection of wearing parts that need to be replaced,
- Inspection including maintenance instructions of all manufacturers/suppliers.
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