Liquid Leisure will remain closed for health and safety investigation after death
AN AQUA Park has been banned from reopening its inflatable obstacle course following the death of an 11-year-old girl in the park earlier this month.
Liquid Leisure in Datchet was served with a prohibition notice by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, prohibiting the water park from reopening recreational activities associated with the lake.
It comes after the tragic death of an 11-year-old child on Saturday August 6, while playing on an inflatable obstacle course.
Liquid Leisure announced the closure of the park last week “out of respect” for the girl’s family. He is now required to satisfy the local authority that he has appropriate and sufficient risk assessments to prevent or reduce the risk of drowning before he is allowed to reopen
The council said it was in the “early stages” of conducting a health safety investigation into the tragic incident to determine any potential breaches.
A spokesperson for the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead said: “Businesses are responsible for complying with relevant health and safety legislation and ensuring they have appropriate risk assessments in place. and sufficient and associated safe work systems to identify and manage risks.
“We are in the early stages of conducting a health and safety investigation into the tragic incident at Liquid Leisure to determine any potential breaches of relevant health and safety legislation.
“Along with this, in light of the recent death, we have served notice prohibiting all recreational activities associated with the lake until Liquid Leisure has satisfied council that it has appropriate and sufficient risk assessments in place to prevent or reduce the risk of drowning.
“We would again like to express our deepest condolences to the girl’s family and friends.”
Liquid Leisure has been contacted for comment.