Updated: 04/11/2014 23:49

Amusement rides at private clubs and private residential estates now under Amusement Rides Safety Act



Amusement rides at private clubs and private residential estates now under Amusement Rides Safety Act

Thrill seekers taking amusement rides at private clubs and private residential estates may feel more assured now that these rides are regulated under the Amusement Rides Safety Act. 

This comes after the Building and Construction Authority completed its recent review to further improve safety standards. 

The revised regulations took effect on April the 1st. 

In a blog post today, Minister for National Development Khaw Boon Wan writes that public safety is paramount when it comes to amusement rides here. 

There are some 80 amusement rides in Singapore, and spot checks on the operators' daily maintenance routine are conducted. 

Mr Khaw says that safety regulations have to evolved to meet new standards, respond to new incidents and keep pace with the introduction of new rides. 

Take for instance, water-walking ball operators. 

They can now operate in pools with water depths of up to 1.2 metres, but with additional safety measures, such as having a lifeguard on duty.

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