The Amusement Devices Safety Council (ADSC)

The ADSC was established in 2003 to monitor and improve safety for those working on and visiting fairgrounds. It was formed partly from its predecessor, the Fairgrounds Joint Advisory Committee (FJAC), and consists of all of the major trade organisations involved in the UK fairground industry:

In the same year as it was set up, the Fairground Joint Advisory Committee decided that there should be a limited company set up to administer the Amusement Devices Inspection Procedures Scheme (ADIPS) and be its commercial arm. This company is called ADIPS Ltd, a not-for-profit company which is limited by guarantee. 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 Declarations 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:

Updated 2023-02-21