Assessment of Best practices in Fairgrounds and Amusement Parks in relation to safety of Consumers

The Directorate General Health and Consumer Protection has commissioned Risk & Policy Analysts to undertake an assessment of the best practices for consumer safety in fairgrounds and amusement parks, as during the last 20 years, there has been a constant growth in large amusement parks with ever more extreme rides and it is estimated that there are numerous accidents leading to approx. 19 000 injuries per year most of which involve children (under 15). The Analysts inter alia recommend the establishment of a multi-stakeholder group (involving regulators, industry and consumers) to discuss how measures (particularly relating to staff training and provision of safety information) could be developed and applied across the EU-25 member states.

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