Vic Falls Bungee introduces new precautionary measures


11 Wed, Jan 2012

Victoria Falls Bungee has advised of several preliminary measures that have been implemented following the bungee accident that took place at its operations on New Year’s Eve.

The preliminary measures include:

- The removal of all bungee cords from the system, which were made with the same batch of rubber as that used to make the failed cord. These have been retained for further testing.
- An entirely new set of bungee cords have been installed on the system. These have been extensively load tested and inspected thoroughly.
- The entire bungee system has been thoroughly inspected and checked and Victoria Falls Bungee is “fully confident” that everything is safe to jump on.
- Additional daily and intermittent checks on the bungee cords will take place.
- Victoria Falls Bungee own crew are conducting test jumps before the commencement of daily operations and throughout the day.
- Experts in South Africa have been contacted and will be on site next week to assist with ongoing investigations into the cause of the incident.
- The broken cord has been stored and will be sent to South Africa for forensic testing
- A qualified river guide with first aid certification and necessary safety and recovery equipment will be positioned in the gorge below the bridge.

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