In Queensland last year, ten amusement rides were deemed dangerous to potentially cause injury and were issued prohibition notices and temporarily stopped from operating.
A further 41 improvement notices were issued by inspectors for not meeting the required regulations requirements.
Auditors and engineers in the carnival industry say that the safety of rides has improved dramatically over the last ten years due to increased education and regular inspections.
For rides to be accredited by the government they must be signed off every year by a qualified private engineer.
In addition Workplace Health and Safety inspectors randomly audit rides at shows, carnivals and fetes to test the rides against the Amusement Devices National Auditing Tool.
Workplace Health and Safety employ 216 inspectors with the ability to conduct audits on amusement rides and 663 assessments were conducted last year.
The renewed interest in amusement ride safety is due to an accident in Toowoomba where a five year old was thrown from a Frisbee ride earlier this month, see our SafetyCulture report here.