The Attraction Safety Department uses its wealth of industry experience to assist amusement park operators and manufacturers in areas outside routine inspection.

The Attraction Safety Department acts as an independent 3rd party for our Clients to aid with the procurement of rides. Our due diligence and acquisition services can be tailored to a client’s needs or requirements and help to protect the client’s interests and finances when making purchases.

Westlakes has undertaken feasibility studies for theme park owners. These studies are generally undertaken when considering modifications to existing large attractions e.g. roller coasters. The study provides suggestions for new track layouts or design and assess the impact of the modifications on the existing attractions. Feasibility studies have been undertaken for clients that are considering installing new attractions.

Westlakes provide Technical Specification, Risk Assessment and Hazard & Operability (HAZOP) studies for modern high profile and bespoke projects. Our clients have found that a Technical Specification is invaluable as this ensures the client’s requirements are clearly defined and succinctly described to the vendors. The Risk Assessment & HAZOP is a formal process that ensures all safety related aspects of the attraction are identified. This will then propose solutions and features that must be incorporated into the final design.

The team has within it some of the most knowledgeable and experienced engineers in the amusement attraction industry. These engineers have suitable experience and credentials that allow them to act as expert witnesses in any litigation or legal proceedings that relate to this industry.