Rand Society of Model Engineers

Important Safety Rules:


We would like your visit to be a memorable experience for children and adults and direct your attention to the following rules that must be observed in the interest of safety.

  1. The society's officials in attendance do not act "in loco parentis" for minor children. In other words parents or guardians of children attending these facilities must not expect the society's officials to take on parental duties and responsibilities such as monitoring the behaviour and general safety of the children. Unsupervised children in this park face hazards such as getting lost, being accosted by undesirable persons, sustaining injuries when climbing trees, playing on uneven terrain, engaging in horseplay and so on.
  2. Your attention is directed to the following indemnity;
    PLEASE NOTE THAT PERSONS ENTERING THESE PREMISES OR RIDING ON THE TRAINS DO SO AT THEIR OWN RISK. WHILE PRECAUTIONS ARE TAKEN TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF VISITORS TO THIS PARK AND THESE PREMISES AS WELL AS PASSENGERS RIDING ON THE TRAINS, THE RAND SOCIETY OF MODEL ENGINEERS, IT'S MEMBERS, AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE, LOSS, INJURY OR ANY MISHAP SUSTAINED BY VISITORS OR PASSENGERS DUE TO NEGLIGENCE ON THE PART OF THE SOCIETY, IT'S MEMBERS, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES OR ANY THIRD PARTIES.
  3. Suitable footwear must be worn at all times to avoid injury while on the societies premises or riding on the trains.
  4. Children are not permitted to:
    • Play on the railway tracks and run alongside, in front of or behind the trains.
    • Play in the steaming bay.
    • Be inside or in the approaches to the tunnels.
    • Climb on equipment.
    • Interfere with any track-side equipment used for train operations and wagons or locomotives parked on sidings.
    • Sit by the driver and/or interfere with the driver whilst the driver is performing his duties
    • Place obstructions such as stones and sticks on the track.
    • Engage in any behaviour that in the opinion of the societies officials on duty, affects the enjoyment or safety of any person.
  5. When riding on the trains passengers must:
    • Sit astride the seat facing the direction of travel (like riding a horse.)
    • Sit still.
    • Never stand up on the trucks while the train is in motion. You could lose your balance and fall off or hit your head against the tunnel entrances, overhead bridges or overhanging tree branches.
    • Never lean over to pick up items alongside the track or clutch at tufts of grass or weeds growing alongside the track. You could fall of the truck.
    • Keep feet on the footboards at all times. It is highly dangerous to drag feet along the ground while the train is in motion.
    • Never climb on or off the train while it is in motion or stopped at any point other than the station unless instructed to do so by the driver.
    • Never interfere with the coupling devices linking the wagons. Serious injury can result should fingers or hands be trapped between the wagons while the train is in motion.
  6. Minor children who are not able to place their feet firmly on the carriage footboards must be accompanied by an adult or responsible teenager for purposes of supervision.
  7. An adult from the party must always ride at the back of the train to ensure that the passengers observe the safety rules - the Society's driver cannot monitor passenger behaviour as he must focus on the route ahead of the locomotive.
  8. No person other than a member of the society with a valid train driver’s license is allowed to operate trains and associated track-side equipment.
  9. The society and its officials are not responsible to any injuries abstained by the use of any third party equipment for party enhancements (jumping castle, game materials, etc.) The hire of such equipment is at your additional expense and is not included in this package. No water features will be allowed.
  10. Please bear in mind that you are also in a public park and are bound by the relevant Council by-laws.
  11. Failure to observe the above-mentioned safety requirements may result in immediate termination of the train service at the discretion of the societies official on duty.
GENERAL
The Important Safety Rules above must be read and acknowledged, as you as the host and your guests will be bound thereto to ensure a safe and enjoyable time at the venue.
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