Description and Link
NFA The National Fairground Archive is a collection of photographic, printed, manuscript and audio visual material covering the culture and history of travelling show people and fairground machinery.

ADIPS The Amusement Device Inspection Procedures Scheme (ADIPS) is the fairground and amusement park industry’s self-regulated safety inspection scheme.

HSE The HSE’s job is to protect people against risks to health and/or safety arising out of work activities.

SGGB The Showmen’s Guild of Great Britain exists to protect the interests of travelling showmen at fun fairs in Great Britain.

ALES ALES UK is the association of amusement and leisure equipment suppliers of the United Kingdom. Membership information can be found at

BACTA BACTA is the largest trade association in the gaming sector and is the only association to represent the coin-op amusement industry in Great Britain.

Rules for the registration of bodies performing the inspection of coin- operated machines within the ADIPS scheme are available at

ACES The Amusement Catering Equipment Society is a long established¬†alternative organisation to the Showman’s Guild.

IAAPA The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions

is the essential resource that helps amusement and attractions professionals achieve business success.

BALPPA BALPPA is the trade association which represents the interests of owners, managers, suppliers and developers in the UK’s commercial leisure parks, piers, zoos and static attractions sector.

NATT The National Association of Teachers of Travellers was established in 1980 to support and encourage the work of teachers of gypsy, Romany and traveller children.

SIRPS The Society of Independent Roundabout Proprietors is open to professional and semi-professional showmen.

AIS The Association of Independent Showmen is an organisation of showmen who own, operate or have an interest in fairground equipment and circuses

API The Association of Play Industries is the lead trade body in the play sector

PIPA The PIPA scheme is an inspection and testing scheme for bouncy castles and other inflatable play equipment