Theme park engineer admits they don't go and look for Hazards

Edited: November 13, 2018, 1:19 PM

You might remember from earlier in the year the tragedy at Australia's Dreamworld park, where several guests were killed on a river rapids ride.

There's investigations and inquests ongoing, and these generate news reports as people say things interesting... but I think this one kinda takes the cake... The person being quoted is described as the "Manager of engineering"


When asked if staff were actively searching for potential hazards on theme park rides, Mr Deaves said they were not and admitted his department may have been understaffed.

"Predominantly our department are tradesmen, so the work would come in and we'd say 'alright, we need to fix that in that amount of time'," he said.

"We didn't have a tool that could steer you in that direction to go out and look for hazards. We just couldn't all walk out and say 'we're going to discover some hazards today'."

Mr Deaves confirmed to his knowledge, the theme park did not have instructions or a plan of maintenance from the manufacturer of the rapids ride and staff had created their own maintenance regime, which he said had not been assessed by an engineer.


Wondering if anyone can confirm this attitude is somewhat of an anomaly?

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