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Dreamworld Ordered To Fix More Safety Hazards

A month after the tragedy that took four lives at Dreamworld, the theme park has been ordered to fix more safety hazards.

Inspectors have issued five “improvement notices” that must be addressed before the park reopens.

According to the Courier Mail, Dreamworld’s WhiteWater World was issued two improvement notices.

The popular Gold Coast tourist attraction was also given three “prohibition notices”. These relate to the safety of staff and are issued when an inspector is concerned of an “imminent danger”.

Those concerns raised by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland included the safety harness anchor points as well as the control booth’s lock gate on the BuzzSaw.


Others were related to using durable tags on electrical equipment and requiring staff to wear protective equipment while handling pool chemicals.

However, the theme park has assured none of the issues were related to the safety of customers.

"We are unswervingly committed to go well beyond legislative requirements to ensure every one of our 24 rides and 10 water slides at Dreamworld and WhiteWater World exceed even the most stringent of safety measures," chief executive Craig Davidson said.

Many of the issues raised by inspectors have already been addressed with the rest expected to be fixed within the week.

It is not yet known when Dreamworld will reopen after its gates were closed on the 25th of last month.

Staff Writers with AAP

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