Safety and inspection of amusement equipment and devices
Draft Ministerial Decision entitled ‘Regulation on the safety and inspection of amusement equipment and devices’
The technical standard lays down the safety requirements and the specifications relating to the design, construction, installation, assembly, disassembly, operation, handling, maintenance and inspection of amusement devices and equipment, with a view to the safety of passengers, users and employees, taking into account and adopting the requirements of the new harmonised European standard EN 13814.
In terms of drawing up the draft technical standard, it should be noted that Decision 104922 - 16 October 2019 of the Secretary-General for Industry set up a technical working group in order to draft a technical safety regulation concerning the installation, operation and inspection of fixed and mobile amusement parks (fairgrounds). The working group included four representatives of the Secretariat-General of Industry, representatives of the economic stakeholders (associations of fairground businesses), the Technical Chamber of Greece, the Hellenic Accreditation System (HAS - a legal entity), the National Quality Infrastructure System (NQIS)/Hellenic Organisation for Standardisation (HOS) and the Hellenic Association of Accredited Certification and Inspection bodies (HellasCert).