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


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


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


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:


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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.


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.


The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions is the essential resource that helps amusement and attractions professionals achieve business success.

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