Zero tolerance for unsafe rides

SafeWork NSW has been instructed by the Minister responsible to explore whether the Free Fall ride should be closed for the remainder of the 2022 Sydney Royal Easter Show

The ride has been the subject of a safety incident after a child was unrestrained whilst the ride was in operation.

Fair Trading Minister Eleni Petinos said she has a zero tolerance approach towards any operator who fails to provide the highest possible safety standards.

“I can confirm that I have instructed NSW Fair Trading to explore shutting the Free Fall ride for the remainder of the 2022 Sydney Royal Easter Show if patron’s safety cannot be guaranteed. The ride has been closed pending investigation,” Ms Petinos said.

“Safety is my number one priority and any operator who fails to provide the highest level of safety standards should face severe consequences and that is why I’ve instructed SafeWork NSW to explore all available avenues.”

SafeWork NSW Inspectors, including their specialist engineering team, are investigating the incident and will continue to be a presence for the remainder of the Sydney Royal Easter Show.


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