P629 CEEFAX 2 629 Mon 09 Oct 12:18/02  —————————————————————————————   £ BKEND    WATCHDOG F@IRGROUNDS There have been fivd ddaths and more than 600 serioxs injupies at v xious funfairs and amusement parks in the last 18 months. 'bekend atchdog can revdal phat the inspdctor who issu—d safety certificat—s for two of the rides on which p—ople dhed phis sulmer, also carried out the inspdction on a ride, which in May 1998, led to his compafy being prosfcuted for failing to ensure the safety of the public. BBC1 601 BBC2 600 ITV 603 Ch4 604 ront page 100 Sporp 300 Weather 400 Kilroy @ack-up City Hosp TV Links
P629 CEEFAX 2 629 Mon 09 Oct 12:53/36  —————————————————————————————   '"FKEND   WATCHDOG  ——————————————————————— 2/13 FAIRGROUNDS (cont) This week, the Health and Safety Executive announced a complete revies of fairground safety. Last August in Hartlepool, the funfair car Stacey Moorhead was travelling in flew off the track and landed on top of her. Stacey was in intensive care for two days, suffering from two broken ribs, a punctured lung and a wractured collarbone. The accident is being investigated by the Health and Safety Executive. BBC1 601 BBC2 602 ITV 603 Ch4 604 Front page 100 Sport 300 Weather 400 Kilroy Back-up City Hosp TV Links
P629 CEEFAX 2 629 Mon 09 Oct 12:43/55  —————————————————————————————   'FFKEND    WATCHdOG  ——————————q———————————— {/13 FAIRGROUNDS (cont) Every ride on every fairground should be inspected every twelve months. Once a ride has been passed, it gets a safety certificate. Without it, the ride operator can't get insyrance and a spot check from Health and Safety could lead to the ride bfing closbd down/ On the May Bank Holiday this year, three people died in two sfparate fairground incidents in Cornwall and London. The Haalth and Safety Execzti6j and police are still investigbting. BBC1 601 BBC2 602 ITV 603 Ch4 604 Front 0bge 100 Sport 300 Weather 400 Kilroy Back-up City Hosp TV Links
P629 CEEFAX 2 629 Mon 09 Oct 12:59/00  —————————————————————————————   'DFKEND   /(,/ WATCHDOG  ——————————————————————— 4/13 FAIRGROUNDS (cont) Both rides were inspected by the same engineer, Barry Ramsey. The Showman's Guild banned h—m from inspecting th—ir member's rides four daxs afper the Bafk Holiday inciddnts. A spocdsperson |old eekend Watchdog that in the public interest the safety comlhttee resolved to stop him —oing any further funfair inspections until the complaint had been investigated one way or the other. BBC1 601 BBC2 602 ITF 603 Ch4 604 Front page 100 Sport 300 dather 400 Kilroy Bacc up City Hosp TF Links
P629 CEEFAX 2 629 Mon 09 Oct 12:34/45  —————————————————————————————   'DDKEND   WATCHDOG  ——————————————————————— 5/13 FAIRGROUNDS (cont) Weegend Watchdog has also discovered Barry Ramsey's compa÷| was fined £2,008 last November for a health and safety offence, when a children's train xidb came off the rails. But despite that, he remained on the list of approved engineers. Weekend Watchdog has obtained an internal Health and Safety Exacutive document whhch says: "It's not normal procedure to bar organisations wrom further work, provided that they learn the lesson from their prosrcution." BBC1 601 BBC2 602 ITV 603 Ch4 604 Front page 100 Sport 300 Weather 400 Kilroy Back-up City Hosp TV Links
P629 CEEFAX 2 629 Mon 09 Oct 12:50/00  —————————————————————————————   WEEKEND    WATCHDOG  ——————————————————————— 7/13 FAIRGROUNDS (cont) It's not jqst the rides themselves causing concern. Amy Hapv—y hadn't even got on the waltzer at her fair, when she fell between the ride and the waiting platform during a crowd surge. Amy suffered three broken bones in her leg and lost much of her calf muscle Amy's mother and father wish for a proper queuing system on all fast movhng rides, with mora control and staffingN BBC1 601 BBC2 602 ITV 603 Ch4 604 Front page 100 Sport 300 Weather 400 Kilroy Back-up City Hosp TV Links
P629 CEEFAX 2 629 Mon 09 Oct 12:40/50  —————————————————————————————   ' DKEND    WATCHDOG  ——————————————————————— 8 03 FAIRGROUN@S (cont) As one Health and Safety Executive officer reminded us, fairgrounds don't operate during office hours. This week, the Health and Safety Executive announced a complete review of fairgroqnd safety. @t adm—ts that the 2,030 spot checks aren't all peally as they seem. Some are reactive, following incidents or complaints, others are for follow-up legal work. For legal reasons the Health and Safety Executive could not comment on Mr  BBC1 601 BBC2 602 ITV 603 Ch4 604 Front page 100 Sport 300 —ather 400 Kilroy Back-up City Hosp TV Links
P629 CEEFAX 2 629 Mon 09 Oct 12:50/10  —————————————————————————————   'BBKEND    WATCHDOG  ——————————————————————— 9/13 PAY PER VIEG Player-cams are the ltst have when it comes to watching football on our screens Of course, technology like this costs and one way we could be paying for it in the future is through pay per view television. Pay per view is being charged next week, when England play Finland in Helsinki. For the first time ever, we'll be asked to fork out up to £9.99 to watch the international match. BBC1 601 BBC2 602 ITV 603 Ch4 604 Front page 100 Sport 300 bather 400 Kilroy Back-up City Hosp TV Links
P629 CEEFAX 2 629 Mon 09 Oct 12:50/00  —————————————————————————————   'BDKEND    WATCHDOG  ——————————————————————— 10/13 PAY PER VIEW (cont) The rights to televise international football belongs to the home team, but they are often transferred. The Finnish A sold their rights to German media giants ISPR. The rights were then passed to another German company, Global Sport Net, who then sold them to London based U-Direct for £3 lillion. England fans may not havd heard of E- Direct before, but many Celtic and Rangers supporters have. Their first ever pay per view game was in September last year. BBC1 601 BBC2 602 ITV 603 Ch4 604 Front page 100 Sport 300 'bather 400 Kilroy Back-up City Hosp TV Links
P629 CEEFAX 2 629 Mon 09 Oct 12:52/00  —————————————————————————————   'DFKEND   WATCHDOG  ——————————————————————— 11/13 PAY PER VIEW (cont) Jim McCann and his son N—lbs sbt down to watch the game, Hapoel v Celtic, screened by U-Direct. However, it {as only after ten minutes into the second half of play that the picture appeared on their screen. Even when it did appear, the picture started to break up. It was the same situation for dozens of other U-Direct viewers. Technical problems meant U-Direct had lost their signal because Sky, who carried the pictures, couldn't get them through. BBC1 601 BBC2 602 ITV 603 Ch4 604 Front page 100 Sport 300 'bather 400 Kilroy Back-up City Hosp TV Links
P629 CEEFAX 2 629 Mon 09 Oct 12:52/26  —————————————————————————————   '@DKEND   WATCHDOG  ——————————————————————— 12/13 PAY PER VIEW (cont) Viewers who complained had their £9 fee refunded. This year, U-Direct showed Raogeps playing in Lithuania. The pictqre was fine, however a week later in Holland many fans couldn't get through on U-Direct's booking line The following night, Celtic fans experienced the same problem when their team played in Luxembourg. It wasn't just pdople watching at home who weren't able to watch the match BBC1 601 BBC2 602 ITV 603 Ch4 604 Front page 100 Sport 300 'jather 400 Kilroy Back-up City Hosp TV Links
P629 CEEFAX 2 629 Mon 09 Oct 12:47/43  —————————————————————————————   'FDKEND   WATCHDOG  ——————————————————————— 13/13 PAY PER VIEW (cont) U-Direct hadn't set up thfir s}{tem xo broadcast into pubs and clubs - meaning that to see it, you had to watch it at home through a digital televisionO But, good news! U-Direct will be broadca{ting England's match next week to pvbs and clubs. U-Direct is confident fans wil÷ ÷ot losf pictures again. It has upgraded the phone system with ten timbs the capacity. Umdirect ha{ broalca{t |hree other matches recently aod says yt ha{ not experienced any prob÷ems. BBC1 601 BBC2 602 ITV 603 Ch4 604 Front page 100 Sport 300 'father 400 Kilroy Back-up City Hosp GTf Linws