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New Safety Rules For Theme Parks Come Into Effect

Changes To Inspections, Training

New Safety Rules For Theme Parks Come Into Effect

A raft of new safety measures are coming into effect at the Gold Coast's theme parks from today.

A new licensing system will mean improved training for operators, while all rides across Queensland must under major inspections by qualified Workplace Health and Safety engineers every ten years.

It is believed the inspections could cause rides to be stripped down and closed for weeks at a time.

Theme parks and operators that fail to comply with the new regulations could face hefty fines.

There will be a two-year transition period however for some requirements.

The overhaul comes ahead of the results from the inquest into the Thunder River Rapids Ride tragedy.

Four people died when a raft flipped at Dreamworld in 2016.