THE BEASTIE - OPENING PROCEDURES

1. Sign out ride keys, clipboard and Daily Activity Report from the Operations Office, Sign in all staff, complete rotation rosters.

2. Check all fire extinguishers to ensure that they are charged. If not, notify Base Extension _____ immediately.

3. Sweep queue areas, ride area and immediate adjacent areas.

4. Wipe off all seats and railings.

5. Before starting ride, a representative from the Rides Maintenance Department must check the ride and sign the maintenance checklist which remains on the ride. If opening time is near and the checklist has not been signed, call the Base and they will despatch an Area Supervisor. In order for the ride to be cleared for operation, there must be one signature, representing mechanical check and electrical check.

6. Visually check track to and ride area to ensure that there are no obstructions which would inhibit the normal cycle of the ride and check that there are no staff working on any part of the ride. Also check motor house to insure no one is working there. '

7. Once you have confirmed that all is clear, and that you have a full complement of staff in the station switch on control power by inserting key into key switch on panel and switching ON.

8. At this time the following should occur:-

(i) An audible alarm will sound which should be silenced by depressing ALARM SILENCE

(ii) The Diagnostic Display should be illuminated and should display the digits 000

(iii) Depress “Display Clear" to set PLC.

(iv) If (i), (ii) or (iii) do not occur, notify Base Extension _____ immediately to dispatch a supervisor.

9. Depress the following buttons to test the lights in each one.

(i) "Emergency Brake Occupied"

(ii) "Block A Occupied"

(iii) "Block B Occupied"

These three lights are clear coloured and are informational in nature, and are designed to identify the location of the trains (units) and the status of the blocks.

10. Depress "Air Pressure" light and ensure bulb is functional. When illuminated this light indicates that there is sufficient air pressure to operate the braking system. If the light goes out air pressure is too low, or air is being utilised from the backup system. If this occurs, call Base extension _____ to dispatch a supervisor. DO NOT operate ride.

11. Check the train in the station for the following

(i) That lap bars all function properly and that the manual release also functions for each lap bar.

(ii) Any damage to seat upholstery

(iii) That all safety chains are in place and that electrical cables linking the cars are intact.

(iv) For any serious wear on the hitch pins

(v) If any problems are noticed in any of the aforementioned area's contact Base (extension) to dispatch a supervisor.

12. Ensure that the air gates function properly.

13. Dispatch a loader to the lift start/stop control on the panel and implement the following procedure to activate the lift.

(i) When the loader has assured that the lift is clear and can be safely started indicated by "all clear" hand signal say "Lift Start Now!" and on the now depress the lift start button.

(ii) If your button is not depressed simultaneously with the loader’s, the lift will not start.

(iii) Do not hold button down as this will disenable the lift.

14. If the lift fails to start, check that trains are not in contravention to block system and that the track is clear and then attempt to start lift again. If the lift still fails to start call Base to dispatch a supervisor.

15. The Location Supervisor will now decide if the ride is too open with one or two trains in operation. Under normal circumstances two trains will be used.

The first train of the day should be dispatched on manual. Thence switch brakes to auto for normal operation. As it leaves the station visually check the unit for cracked or chipped wheels.

16. Following normal operating procedures as outlined in the relevant section, add the second train.

17. Cycle the trains normally for two cycles, and thence hold the second train in the station to:-

(i) test that first train sets up on brakes

(ii) once this is confirmed, check second train for any problems, following procedures for train check.

18. Dispatch second train and thence stop it on lift to test the “Lift Stop" button. Bring first train into station to test that brakes are enabled and Set-up cleared. Also test that lift stop alarm is functional.

19. Restart lift and thence cycle trains normally until opening, checking that.

(i) Brakes function correctly.

(ii) That all indicator lights are functional during operation.

(iii) That “Dispatch O.K." light and late dispatch alarm are fully functional.

(iv) That lap bars continue to function normally.

20. Check station P.A. and ensure that the lift P.A. is operable.

21. Prepare Daily Activity Report, record turnstile reading and fill water cooler.

22. Ensure that all opening procedures are completed by opening time.