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New Australian Standard Endorsed

Standards Australia recently published AS 3533.4.5:2017, Amusement rides and devices, Part 4.5: Specific requirements—Waterborne inflatables.

AS 3533.4.5:2017 was originally published as an interim standard in 2012. It is now confirmed as an Australian Standard following industry consultation.

Often used in amusement park and waterpark rides, a waterborne inflatable, or WBI, refers to an inflatable used on controlled water.

The standard provides guidance to manufacturers and operators of waterborne inflatable equipment and facilities on how to design and operate this type of device. The standard was written to help protect the health and safety of both operating staff and patrons.

The National Aquatic Industry Safety Committee will be reviewing the Standards at its next meeting with further supporting information for inclusion in the Guidelines for Safe Pool Operations.

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