In the same year as it was set up, the Fairground Joint Advisory Committee (FJAC) decided that there should be a limited company set up to administer the Amusement Device Inspection Procedures Scheme (ADIPS) and that this would be its commercial arm. This company is called ADIPS Ltd, a not-for-profit organisation.
Any surplus income generated is channelled back into the industry to promote and enhance safety standards. ADIPS Ltd is responsible for the administration of the ADIPS scheme, including the registration of approved inspection bodies, handling complaints, etc. It also manages the system for issuing a Declaration of Operational Compliance (DOC) to ride controllers.
The committee meets formally four times per year to discuss matters of mutual interest relating to safety on fairgrounds. The committee’s stated objectives are:
- To promote and improve fairground and amusement park safety, through rules and procedures relating to the inspection of amusement devices. This is done via a scheme supervised by the ADSC – formed from representatives of each of the following associations: BACTA, BALPPA, SGGB, NAFLIC, SIRPS, ALES, ACES and the AIS. These associations may change from time to time as agreed by the ADSC.
- To administer and manage (through ADIPS Ltd) the Amusement Device Inspection Procedures Scheme (ADIPS), which is the ADSC’s agreed scheme for the inspection of amusement devices. This will include the registration and auditing of inspection bodies registered with ADIPS Ltd and the hearing of complaints against members and registered inspection bodies in accordance with standing orders, from time to time.
- To encourage, promote and develop safe practice within the fairground and amusement park industry throughout the UK.
- To provide appropriate guidance and training for registered inspection bodies and those in the fairground and amusement park industry.