Safety Certifications

Each Wavegarden system is designed and built, in accordance with the following European safety directives:

  • EN 13814 Machine safety for amusement park installations, EN 15288 Swimming pool safety requirements for design and operation
  • 2006/95/CE, Low Voltage
  • 2004/108/CE, Electro Magnetic Compatibility

Wavegarden machinery is also CE compliant with the above requirements and adheres to strict regulations on machine safety recognized worldwide. For any other additional local regulations, we work in conjunction with clients to adapt designs to meet requirements.

Both Surf Snowdonia and NLand have undergone extensive certification processes based on local legislation. The following list includes some of the standards we have achieved compliance with:

  • United Kingdom: Amusement Device Inspection Procedures Scheme (ADIPS) which ensures amusement devices are regularly inspected and certified as “Safe for Use”.
  • USA and Canada: UL certification for the electrical equipment and installation to ensure the generator has been designed, tested, and certified as “Safe for Use”.

Further to the certifications granted to both facilities, all necessary local safety inspections have been successfully passed.

All control functions are programmed to mitigate the risk of failures and improve the functional safety of the wave generator. Consequently the standards EN ISO 13849-1:2006 and EN 62061, which define safety-related principles for machine controllers, are met.

Operational Safety

Guest and staff safety is the number one priority in the day-to-day running of a Wavegarden facility. We have developed detailed procedural and training manuals to guarantee the safe and smooth operation of any Wavegarden location.

Our manuals cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • Staff training programs
  • General water safety
  • Operation of the different surfing areas.
  • Recommended capacity numbers
  • Signage
  • Equipment
  • Surveillance checks

General Safety

A Wavegarden offers the advantage of a controlled environment in terms of its depth, size and frequency of waves. There are no surprises, such as unexpected currents, dangerous coral, rocks or ocean life.

The pier’s safety netting isolates the wave generator from the rest of the lagoon, ensuring separation between surfers and the machinery.

Surfers are under constant lifeguard surveillance and in close proximity to a shoreline at all times.

You do not need any surfing experience, all you need is the ability to swim and feel comfortable in the water.