Inflatable slide: Eight children injured at Woking fireworks display – Finch Consulting’s expert Melvin Sandell Comments for SHP

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Melvin Sandell, Senior Consultant and Expert Witness at Finch Consulting Ltd, who is formerly the HSE’s Operational Lead for Fairground and Theme Park Safety, told SHP: “Both of the HSE recognised fairground equipment inspection schemes require that inflatable play equipment like this slide, be designed, built, tested and operated in accordance with BS EN 14960.”

“Not many standards are so comprehensive in scope and I can’t recall an accident involving an inflatable where non-compliance with the standard didn’t play a part. It will be interesting to see what comes of HSE’s inevitable investigation.”

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