Engineering Consultancy

Engineering Consultancy is provided by a team of qualified Engineers backed with RPEQ certification. With these proven skills they provide comprehensive engineering services to owners of amusement devices and attractions. DRA complete many engineering tasks but specialise in Amusement Device Inspections (Amusement Ride Inspections).

With the use of Drones we are also able to value add to our services and to reach places that were previously hard or a high risk to access.

RPEQ Engineering Consultancy


Our engineering consultancy is provided by qualified Engineers with over 25 years amusement industry experience to ensure you get a quality service. Our services can assist our clients with the selection and purchase of a ride suitable for their needs and manage the design registration requirements to allow the ride to operate within Australia. We can also assist in the development of operational and maintenance systems either electronic or paper based to ensure the attraction operates safely. DRA engineers can also provide the regulatory Amusement Device Inspections (Amusement Ride Inspections) both annual and majors.

The Engineering team is led by RPEQ certified engineers with extensive experience in a broad range of industries, and we are also training entry level engineers through a five-year program on the systems required to be a competent amusement device inspector. This will ensure the industry will always be supported by competent and qualified Engineers. With membership to Australian Amusement Leisure & Recreation Association and the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, DRA are working with ride manufacturers and clients to promote and develop benchmark quality standards in maintenance and safety.

What our Engineers can do for your Business

We can assist with fixed rides, mobile rides, water slides, inflatables, cable ways, go karts and many other types of amusement device attractions. Our Specialist Engineers also deliver ongoing support to ensure that amusement rides are maintained and operated to Australian Standards and manufacturers’ specifications. Information relating to the Inflatable Amusement Devices is discussed in one of our posts on the topic. Conducting annual and major inspection services to compliance audits to Australian Standard 3533.

For example, inspecting an amusement device manually may require climbing several stories in the air on a tower to take a close look at the structure. Even inspecting an industrial structure manually may require erecting scaffolding to safely climb and inspect components. Our use of drones will overcome this risk and speed up inspection times and provide a report sooner.

DRA provide the full life cycle service for your device and are recognised by the Regulators and Industry as leaders in this field.

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The DRA Engineering team have been instrumental in setting the standard for Australian Major Amusement Park operators to meet the Queensland Government’s stricter safety requirements. So much so that Major Amusement Park operators from other States in Australia have engaged our services. Our achievements in this field have positioned us as setting world-class, best practice safety standards across the many Major Amusement Parks, we work with.

Some of the smaller amusement park operators have also engaged our services to audit their business and provide recommendations. This has been the building block for implementing continual improvement systems within these smaller operators’ systems. Note: this is not a WHS Legislative requirement in Queensland or the other States of Australia.

DRA will even work with your insurance underwriter to ensure your risk management program is reflected in your premiums. If you want to sleep well at night knowing your device is operating to industry best practice, then have DRA assist you with our Engineering Consultancy services.

Following are some posts with added information for this topic that may assist in deciding on using an Engineering Consultant to assist your business,

We also offer a range of health and safety courses, safety training and WHS consultancy services.

Our team of Engineers on hand, David, Rhys, Clinton, Mitchell and Ryan are available to assist with any question relating to Amusement Devices. For some additional information relating to the inspection processes please read this article on Amusement Rides and Devices.

Contact us today for an obligation free quote on any of our services.

Key Engineering Personnel

David Randall

David Randall

CEO - Engineering Consultant

Rhys Wachter

Rhys Wachter

COO - Structural & RPEQ Engineering Consultant

Clinton Ford

Clinton Ford

Engineering Consultant

Mitchell Barnes

Mitchell Barnes

Mechanical & Safety Engineering Consultant

Ryan Bailey

Ryan Bailey

Engineering Technical Assistant

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What are the “Engineering Consulting Services” DRA offer?
At DRA, we provide value in many activities including Consulting Services and a wide range of engineering design, verification and drone services. These range from phone consultations to in-depth on-site studies; from solving problems, to design recommendations.
Do your Engineering Consultants have RPEQ certifications?
Yes, DRA currently have staff who have Registration as a Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ). This is required for some projects, particularly those assessments required by the Health and Safety Regulator; Department of Transport and Main Roads, or certification reports for Certifiers.
Do you undertake work outside of Australia?

Yes, we do. The majority of our work is in Australia, but we have been involved in a number of projects in New Zealand and Asia. Please contact us to discuss any project.

Can DRA provide drone services?

Yes, we can, DRA Engineering Consultants are qualified to fly drones to complete inspections and other aerial photography. Please contact us to discuss any drone services you may require.

Do I need an Annual Inspection for my amusement device?

Its best to refer to your local governments website to confirm however if your device is a class 2 or higher it most likely requires registration and therefore an Annual Inspection. Inflatable devices with a platform over 3m also require an Annual Inspection in most states.

For further information on this topic please go to our information on Amusement Device / Amusement Ride requirements.

Do I need a Major Inspection for my amusement device?

If your device is over 10 years old it’s highly recommended to conduct a Major Inspection, however if you are in Queensland, it is mandatory that this is completed before the device reaches 10 years old.

For further information on this topic please go to our information on Amusement Device / Amusement Ride requirements.