To run a successful business you will need a variety of forms and stationary. You can use or adapt the following free:
Blank Operating Units - Use this document as a template for all operating instructions.
This is the draft version of BS EN 14960:2013
Here are some frequently used abbreviations that you may find confusing.
ADIPS - Amusement Device Inspection Procedures Scheme - inspection scheme for fairground mechanical devices producing DOCS
ADSC - The Amusement Device Safety Council
AIMODS - Association of Inflatable Manufacturers, Operators, Designers and Suppliers - Industry Trade Association
API - Association of Play Industries - Trade body representing those involved in indoor and outdoor play equipment
BALPPA - The British Association of Leisure Parks Piers and Attractions - Trade Association representing owners, managers, suppliers and developers in the UK’s commercial leisure parks, piers, zoos and static attractions
ELI - Employers Liability Insurance - Legal requirement if you employ or use staff
FESS - Fairground Equipment Safety Scheme - New scheme being set up as an alternative to ADIPS
FJAC - The Fairgrounds Joint Advisory Council
FSB - Federation of Small Businesses - Trade Association
HSE - Health and Safety Executive - This is the organisation that you will be most likely to encounter in the case of accidents on inflatable play equipment. They are responsible for enforcing the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
ILAM - Institute of Leisure and Amenity Management - Professional body representing leisure managers
INPA - Inflated News Play & Attractions - free quarterly magazine for all involved in play, leisure and attractions. No longer available
INPAS - Inflated News Play & Attractions Show - Trade show for play, leisure and attractions industry. Run by Grand Affairs Group
IPMA - Inflatable Play Manufacturers Association - Industry Trade Association
ISA - Independent Safeguarding Authority - organisation responsible for issuing ISA numbers for those working with children and vulnerable adults.
MUTA - Made Up Textiles Association - Umbrella organisation for AIMODS, NAIH and PIPA.
NFAN - National Farm Attractions Network - Trade Association for farm attractions
NAIH - National Association of Inflatable Hirers - Industry Trade Association
PAT Test - Portable Appliance Test - Required for your fans and electrical cables
PIPA - Pertexa Inflatable Play Accreditation - Scheme allows operators to have their equipment tested to comply with BS EN14960
PLI - Public Liability Insurance - A must for operators
PPA - Play Providers Association - Trade Association for those involved in indoor play centres.
PUWER - Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 - These are the regulations are used for those not having annual test.
RIDDOR - Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations
RoSPA - The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents - Charity promoting accident prevention
RPII- Register of Play Inspectors International - Organisation responsible for the training of inspectors to BS EN 14960. (as used for PIPA scheme).
Many more Clients now ask for Risk Assessments from bouncy castle hire companies. Check out Information Sheet 28 for full details on writing risk assessments. You may use/adapt those listed below which will get you started:
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