Subject 120-3-28 RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR CARNIVAL RIDES
These rules establish minimum safety standards for the installation, assembly, repair, maintenance, use, operation, disassembly, and inspection of amusement rides at carnivals and fairs. These safety standards are for the protection of the employees and the general public using these rides.
The rules apply to amusement rides at carnivals and fairs, to the manager of such rides, and to the persons employed in connection with these rides and to their employees.
Those definitions as listed in Chapter 15 of Title 25 and:
|(a)||"Approved"means in compliance with these Rules and Regulations.|
|(b)||"A.S.T.M."- the American Society of Testing Materials.|
|(c)||"Average Adult Passenger"means for the purpose of design, a person weighing 170 Pounds.|
|(d)||"Average Child Passenger"means, for the purpose of design, a child weighing 75 Pounds and is 12 years of age or under.|
|(e)||"Carnival"means an enterprise principally devoted to offering amusement or entertainment to the public in, upon, or by means of amusement rides in any number or combination, whether or not associated with other structures or forms of public attraction, and which is located at a temporary location.|
|(f)||"Commissioner"means the Safety Fire Commissioner or his/her designee.|
|(g)||"Engineer"means licensed mechanical engineer.|
|(h)||"Engineering evaluation"an evaluation completed by a licensed mechanical engineer of all structural components and all sub-systems of the ride. This shall include but not limited to electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic systems, safety restraints, fencing, stairs, platforms and welding.|
|(i)||"Fair"means an enterprise principally devoted to the exhibition of the products of agriculture or industry and at or in connection with which amusement rides are provided.|
|(j)||"Guardian"means a person 16 years of age or over.|
|(k)||"Guardian Restrictions"means a condition placed on a ride where a child passenger must be accompanied on the ride by a guardian.|
|(l)||"National Electrical Code"means the NFPA, NEC 70 Code.|
|(m)||"Manager"means a person having possession, custody, or managerial control of an amusement ride at a carnival or fair, whether as owner, lessee, agent, or otherwise.|
|(n)||"Pinching Hazard"means any configuration of components that would pinch or entrap the fingers or toes of a person.|
|(o)||"Puncture Hazard"means any surface or provision that would puncture a person's skin under casual contact.|
|(p)||"Ride Operator"means a person who controls or has the duty to control the operation of one or more rides causing such rides to go and stop or perform its entertaining function. The ride operator shall not operate more than one (1) ride at a time.|
|(q)||"Rated Capacity"means a capacity established by the design engineer for the normal loading and operation of a ride, or in the absence thereof, as established by the Commissioner, after inspection and determination.|
|(s)||"Rope", "Wire Rope", and "Cable"are interchangeable terms except where the term fiber rope is used.|
|(t)||"Safety Factor"or "Factor of Safety"means the ratio of the ultimate or breaking strength of a member or piece of material to the actual working stress or to the maximum permissible or safe load stress or when in use.|
|(u)|| "Safety Devices."
|(v)||"Serious Personal Injury"means death, dismemberment, visible significant disfigurement, visible significant or permanent loss of use of a body organ, member, function or system, compound fractures, visible uncontrolled bleeding, heart attack, stroke, or unconsciousness likely attributable to trauma to the head, as a result of the operation or malfunction of a carnival ride.|
|(w)||"Personal Injury"means sustained bodily harm resulting in medical treatment such as trauma, cuts, bruises, burns and sprains, but does not include Minor Injury/Illness or any mental disease or disorder not accompanied by physical injury at the time of the incident and further does not include false arrest, detention, imprisonment, confinement, slander, libel, violation of privacy or mental distress.|
|(x)||"Minor Injury/Illness"means physical or mental incidents such as fainting, bruising, or minor lacerations for which treatment is limited to rest, cleansing, dispensation of over-the-counter medication, plastic adhesive bandage strips, fluids by mouth, or similar assistance.|
|(y)||"Property Damage"means physical injury to, or destruction of tangible property to the structure or operational parts (including safety equipment and devices) of a carnival ride, sustained by reason of accident or malfunction, other than routine wear and tear, but does not include damage to personal property.|
|(1)||Every manager of a carnival ride shall comply with or effect compliance with all provisions of these rules and regulations, and every employer and employee shall comply with all provisions which concern or affect his conduct.|
|(2)|| Each owner, manager, or lessee is
responsible for filing one of the following with the Office of Insurance and
Safety Fire Commissioner prior to any ride being placed into operation:
|(3)|| All ride
|(4)||All ride patrons, or, if the patron is a minor, the patron's parent or guardian, shall report in writing to the carnival owner or his designee any injury sustained on a carnival ride prior to leaving the carnival owner's premises, unless the ride patron (or parent or guardian) is unable to file the report because of the severity of the injuries, in which case the report shall be filed as soon as reasonably possible.|
|(5)|| Sign Requirements:
|(1)||No carnival ride shall be operated at any time or location unless a permit is issued by the Office.|
owner, manager, or lessee shall apply for a permit on or before January 1 of
each year, on a form furnished by the Office. The following must accompany the
|(3)||In situations where an emergency booking makes the notification period impossible, the Office shall be notified by telephone at least 72 hours prior to set up and this notification shall be confirmed in writing.|
|(4)||In cases where an owner and/or manager finds it necessary to change his itinerary for any cause after having reported his itinerary to the Office, he shall notify the Office of the changes immediately.|
|(5)|| In the event a special inspection is
made, an additional fee of $75.00 per hour and all traveling expenses incurred
in connection with the inspection will be charged. The expenses shall be
governed by the regulations for traveling expenses established for State
Officials. In cases where one trip is made to inspect two or more locations for
two or more parties, the traveling expenses shall be prorated between the
parties on the basis of time and expenses incurred for each inspection. A
special inspection is any non-routine inspection which includes but is not
|(6)||Carnival rides may be required to be inspected by an authorized person each time they are assembled or disassembled in accordance with regulations and standards established under this article.|
|(7)||All rides entering the state as of January 1, 2018 and intended to be utilized shall have an engineering evaluation completed within the last 12 months by a licensed mechanical engineer on the ride. All structural material and components of rides shall conform to recognized engineering practices, procedures, standards, and specifications. All ride components and theirsub systems (electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic systems) shall beduring the last 12 utilized tion of the definition of "ee done bb part of this evaluation and shall meet ride manufactures requirements. The data shall include, but not limited to, the following materials, parts, or components of rides; structural materials including bars; cables; chains; ropes; rods; tubing; pipes; girders; braces; fittings; fasteners; trusses; pressure vessels; piping; gears; clutches; speed reducers; welds; bearings couplings; carriers such as tubs, cars, chairs, gondolas, or seating and carrying apparatus of any description; axles, hangers, pivots, safety bars, belts, harnesses, chains, gates; or other restraining, containing, or retaining devices. Any recommend repairs, or additional tests recommended by the engineer shall be completed prior to submission of this report. A report from the engineer shall be submitted to this office at the time of application of the permit or when any new or used ride is brought into the state and added to the itinerary.|
|(1)|| Issuance of Citation or Notice of
|(3)|| Guidelines for imposition of civil
|(4)|| Minimum recommended penalties:
Every carnival ride shall be identified by a trade or descriptive name and an identification number, and there shall be firmly attached thereto in a readily visible location on a metal plate upon which there is legibly impressed the name and number of the ride, its model number if any, and the name and address of its manufacturer. Upon the same or another metal plate so attached, there shall be legibly impressed the maximum safe number of passengers and the maximum safe speed.
If an carnival ride which has withstood a performance test as required is thereafter materially rebuilt or so modified as to change its original action:
|(a)||The ride shall be re-identified by a different name or identification number or both;|
|(b)||The ride shall be subject to all other provisions of this Chapter as if it were a new device not previously used.|
|(1)||Carnival rides shall be operated only by competent operators at least 16 years of age.|
|(2)||Every operator shall have knowledge of the use and function of all normal operating controls, signal systems, and safety devices applicable to the ride and of the proper use, function, capacity, and speed of the particular ride which he is operating. An operator shall be in the immediate vicinity of the operating controls during operation and shall have complete control of the r ide at all times while being operated for the public's use. When the ride is shut down, provisions shall be made to prevent operation by the public.|
|(3)||No person other than the trained operator shall be permitted to handle such controls during normal operation. This provision does not apply to carnival rides designed to be operated or controlled by a passenger.|
A ride shall not be loaded beyond its rated capacity nor shall it be operated at an unsafe speed or at any speed other than that prescribed by the design engineer or manufacturer. When this information is not obtainable, the criteria for safe operating speeds and rated capacity shall be established by the Office.
The owner and operator shall ensure the availability of medical and first aid.
|(a)||While the venue is open or has patrons on the site, in the absence of an infirmary, clinic, or hospital available adjacent to the site or within one-half mile of the rides and attractions, one or more adequately trained and certified individuals shall be available on premises at all times with appropriate skills to render first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. In addition, first aid supplies recommended and approved by the American Red Cross or by a consulting physician shall be readily available.|
|(b)||At the site office or other appropriate place on the site, the telephone numbers for physician, hospital, ambulance and local f ire and police services shall be conspicuously posted for use by the staff and public in the event of emergency.|
|(1)|| Accidents involving fatalities or serious
personal injury. In the event of an accident involving fatalities, serious
personal injury, or personal injury requiring immediate overnight
hospitalization, and of which the owner or operator has knowledge (Authority:
|(2)|| Accidents in which further
safe operations may be compromised. In the event of an accident involving
either personal injury or property damage in which there is a Discernible risk
that further safe operation of the ride or activity may be compromised
(Authority: O.C.G.A. Sec.
|(3)|| All other
accidents or incidents.In order to evaluate the overall safety of regulated
rides and activities, and to permit the identification of trends which may
permit the effective prevention of accidents, all other accidents and incidents
involving personal injury or property damage, but not including minor personal
injury/illness, sustained by reason of the operation or malfunction of a ride
or activity shall be reported as follows (Authority, O.C.G.A. Sec.
All inspections will be conducted in accordance with the applicable sections as follows:
|(a)||ASTM (American Society of Testing Materials);|
|(b)||Standard Building Code;|
|(c)||National Electrical Code;|
|(d)||The Rules and Regulations as adopted by the Board and approved by the Commissioner;|
|(e)||As a minimum upon the ride manufacturer's specification and recommendations.|
|(f)||The requirements for welding procedures and welder qualifications use, AWS D1.1, D1.2, D1.3, D1.6 and C3.4 (American Welding Society Standards for the welding of steel, aluminum, sheet metal and stainless steel and torch brazing.)|
The owner and/or manager of an amusement ride shall report any major breakdown to the Office within 24 hours after occurrence of the incident by telephone or other media of immediate communication. The owner and/or manager shall confirm this report in writing within seven (7) days after the occurrence of the reportable incident. Upon being advised of such an incident, the Commissioner or his authorized agent, after reviewing the circumstances, may order the ride or device to be withheld from operation, and in such cases the Office shall conduct an immediate investigation. The ride shall be released for repair and operation only after a thorough and complete investigation by the Office.
In instances of ride failure no part of a ride shall be moved or disturbed prior to an investigation by the Office.
When the inspector deems necessary, a load test may be required prior to use on
the following rides:
|(2)||Evidence of Test. Unless a load test is made in the presence of a representative of the Office, they may accept a certified copy of such test made by a person qualified to perform such test, showing whether the ride withstood the test without failures in any material respect and setting forth such other relevant information as the Office may require. Until such a statement is so filed, it shall be presumed that the ride has not withstood the test as required.|
|(3)||Nature of Test. Each passenger seat or space shall be weighed with at least 170 pounds dead weight, except that in rides intended only for small children of which each seat or space shall be weighed with at least 75 pounds. While so loaded the ride shall be so operated at maximum normal speed as to test the full operation of all control devices, speed limiting devices, brakes, and other equipment provided for safety.|
|(4)||Effect of Test. If the Ride fails to withstand load test, it shall be deemed unsafe and shall not be used until it has withstood a subsequent load test without failure in any material respect. If the ride has withstood a load test without failure in any material respect, it shall be required to be so tested again only if rebuilt or modified or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that a further test is necessary to assure safety and the Office orders such test to be made.|
Structural material and construction of rides shall conform to recognized engineering practices, procedures, standards, and specifications. The design, materials, and construction features shall incorporate safety factors acceptable to the Office. If a designer or manufacturer of equipment wishes to use materials not now covered by these rules or by reference to existing standards, full information concerning these materials or methods shall be submitted to the Office. The design, detail, materials, and construction features shall provide safety factors acceptable to the Office.
|(a)||Manufacturers' analyses. Before a new carnival ride is put into operation for the public's use, or whenever any additions or alterations are made which change the structure, mechanism, classification, or capacity of any ride or device, the owner shall file with the Office a notice of his intention and shall furnish design data, safety factors, materials utilized, stress analysis is, and other pertinent data deemed necessary by the Office. This information shall also be furnished by the manager for existing rides if required by the Office. Such stress analysis and other data pertinent to the design, structure, factors of safety, or performance characteristics shall be in accordance with accepted engineering practices acceptable to the Office and written in English. Such data may be requested for, but not limited to, the following materials, parts, or components of rides; structural materials including bars; cables; chains; ropes; rods; tubing; pipes; girders; braces; fittings; fasteners; trusses; pressure vessels; piping; gears; clutches; speed reducers; welds; bearings couplings; carriers such as tubs, cars, chairs, gondolas, or seating and carrying apparatus of any description; axles, hangers, pivots, safety bars, belts, harnesses, chains, gates; or other restraining, containing, or retaining devices. Data shall be furnished at the request of the Office on forces generated by acceleration, or deceleration centrifugal action, inertia kinetic, or other forces either constant, reversible, or eccentric.|
|(b)||Rating. Manufacturers shall identify the capacity of a carnival ride in terms of number of passengers and operating speed. This information shall be included on the identification and rating plates.|
|(c)|| Seating and Carrying
|(d)||Speed Limiting. An carnival ride capable of exceeding its maximum safe operating speed shall be provided with a maximum speed-limiting device.|
|(e)|| Brakes and Stops.
Retaining, Restraining, and Containing Safety Devices.
|(g)||Motors, Motor Circuits, and Controllers shall be manufactured and utilized in accordance with Article 430, National Electric Code. Any motor operating with greater than 50 volts shall have its frame grounded with a conductor.|
|(h)||Safety Stop Circuits. Electrical safety stop circuits shall be closed circuits so in case of power failure, the system will cause the ride to which the circuit pertains to fail safe. Circuits shall be all metallic.|
Landings and Ramps.
|(j)||Signal Systems shall be provided and utilized for controlling, starting, and stopping of a ride when the operator of the ride does not have a clear view of the point where passengers are loaded or unloaded. Where the need for coded signals is required, the code of signals adopted for operations of the ride shall be printed and kept posted at both the operator's and signalman's stations. Persons who use the signals shall be instructed in their use and shall be trained to understand thoroughly their operation and meaning. Signal systems shall be tested on each day prior to operation of the ride. A ride requiring a signal system shall not operate if the system is not performing correctly. Signals for the movement of operation of an amusement ride shall not be given until all passengers and other persons who may be endangered are in a position of safety.|
|(k)|| General Environment.
|(l)|| Fire Prevention and Protection.
|(m)||Cleanliness. A suitable number of metal containers for refuse shall be provided in and around all amusement rides. Excessive accumulations of trash or rubbish shall be promptly removed. All parts of amusement rides used by passengers or customers shall be maintained in a clean condition.|
|(n)||Equipment. Equipment used in connection with any ride shall be constructed, equipped and maintained to insure safe operation.|
|(o)||Oil and Hydraulic Systems. Oil and hydraulic systems and other related equipment used in connection with amusement rides shall be free of leaks and maintained to insure safe operation at all times. Such systems shall have a dumping or bypass valve that shall be drilled and sealed at 125% of working pressure by the manufacturer and witnessed by a representative of the Office. Such systems shall be inspected at least annually and must be inspected before being put into service. All pressure gauges shall have the maximum safe working pressures conspicuously marked thereon. All systems shall have a manual lowering valve.|
|(p)||Pressure Vessels. Pressure Vessels used in conjunction with rides that meet the following criteria must be constructed in accordance with the ASME Code, repaired in accordance with the National Board Inspection Code, and safety inspected by a state inspector once each year.|
Machinery and Machine Guarding.
|(r)||Welding, Cutting, and Brazing. No welding, cutting, or brazing shall be accomplished where the public can directly observe the process or be hit by sparks or flying materials generated by the process. Any welding, cutting, and brazing accomplished when the general public is in attendance, shall be accomplished behind temporary erected solid barriers. The ends of these shall be overlapped to prevent any direct exposure. If the operation cannot be shielded, the manager shall provide a means of keeping the public away from the point of work for a distance of 35 feet for all soldering, brazing, cutting, and gas welding up to 1/2 inch, 50 feet for all gas welding over 1/2 inch, and 150 feet for all welding utilizing electrodes up to 3/16 inch diameter. All larger arc welding operations shall be accomplished behind solid shielding or prior to or after public attendance hours.|
|(1)|| Assembly and
|(2)|| Location. The general layouts
shall be established such that continuous traffic patterns will exist. Box
canyons formed by rides and concession booths shall be avoided. The egress of a
ride or booth shall not be located immediately in front of hazardous equipment.
The layouts shall be such that traffic patterns through the concession areas
shall minimize traffic over any water or electrical lines. The intermingling of
water lines and electrical lines shall be avoided. Long guy wires or narrow
braces utilized for ride, or booth support shall be clearly marked with
streamers or other devices to attract attention.
|(3)||The manager shall insure that there exists in the immediate vicinity a device or devices (for example; ladder, fire truck, or hydraulic lift) which are available for emergency removal of passengers from elevated amusement rides that will not operate.|
|(4)||Leveling and Alignment. Corner posts, central column or support structures of a ride designed to operate on a perpendicular axis shall be plumb and secured so that the path of the sweeps or platforms shall be level and operate on a true horizontal plane at right angles to the axis of the pivot. A ride whose carriers are designed to operate on a horizontal axis shall be leveled so that the carriers will orbit in a true perpendicular plane. The base of a ride employing a combination of orbiting planes or a ride whose carriers operate normally in a plane other than true horizontal or vertical shall be leveled, plumbed, and secured so that they will not tip or shift and will be stable under the most adverse operating conditions, except for a ride designed to operate properly whether the base is plumb or level or not.|
|(5)|| Internal Combustion Power Sources.
|(1)||General. All equipment relative to carnival rides shall be given periodic maintenance service. This shall include proper lubrication and cleaning of machinery, engines, and motors. Worn mechanical parts and machinery shall be periodically inspected for loose fasteners. Lockout devices shall be engaged prior to inspecting or servicing a piece of equipment. Equipment and structure for amusement rides shall be kept free from protruding nails, loose nails, splintered wood, loose and wobbly seats, and rough, loose, or dangerous arm rests.|
|(2)|| Wire rope:
|(3)||Wood Components. Footings, splices, uprights, track timbers, ledgers, sills, laps, bracing flooring, and all other wood components of rides shall be inspected for deterioration, cracks, or fractures. Emphasis shall be given to insuring tight nails, bolts, lag bolts, and other fasteners. Wood members found to be defective shall be removed and replaced with material of equal or greater strength and capacity.|
|(4)||Housekeeping. An adequate number of containers for refuse shall be provided in and around all amusement rides. Excessive accumulation of trash and refuse shall be promptly removed. All parts of amusement rides used by the public shall be maintained in a clean condition. All walkways between amusement rides shall be kept free from debris, obstructions, or other hazards.|
|(5)||Electric Motors. Electric motors exposed to water shall be given a dialectic test annually to insure a safe operation and the results are to be kept with the carnival.|
|(6)||Wire Rope Rollers, Drums, and Sheaves. The mechanical devices that brake, control, or come in contact with wire rope, such as rollers, drums, and sheaves shall be examined on a periodic basis to insure cleanliness and safe conditions. Mechanical devices with broken chips, undue roughness, or uneven wear shall be replaced immediately.|
|(7)|| Articulation and Bearings.
|(8)||Electrical Wiring. Motor wiring, general service circuitry, decorative wiring, festoon wiring, and concession stand wiring shall be inspected for insulation wear, fraying, or other signs of deterioration such as cracking. Secure tape repairs may be used; however, use of tape repairs shall be kept to a minimum. Wire clips on articulating devices shall be kept in good repair, and wires at elbows and at the end of articulating devices shall be emphasized during inspection.|
|(9)||Safety Devices. Retaining, restraining and containing devices shall be inspected to insure they can continuously fulfill their function. Worn and damaged areas shall be repaired immediately or shall be cause for immediate replacement.|
|(10)||Hydraulic Systems. The system is to be checked for leaks, damaged pipes, and worn or deteriorated hoses.|
|(11)||All welding will be in accordance to AWS Standards welding & brazing procedures done by welders qualified to those procedures. The procedures shall be provided by the manufacturer.|
Electrical conductors and electrical equipment installed and utilized on or around carnival rides shall conform to the latest adopted edition of National Electrical Code, NFPA 70. The following rules are stated for emphasis and clarification and are supplement to the National Code. If any conflict exists or appears to exist, the National Code shall have precedence.
|(a)||Installation. Portable electrical systems required by amusement rides shall be installed by a qualified electrician.|
Grounding. A carnival shall not operate until all grounding electrodes,
equipment, and safety grounding connections are secured, polarized, and tested.
The grounding conductors shall conform to the National Electrical Code, as
revised. Article 250 Grounding, Paragraph 250-94 Alternating Current Systems
and 250-95 Size of Equipment Grounding Conductors. The path to ground from
circuits, equipment and conductor enclosures shall (1) be permanent and
continuous and (2) shall have ample carrying capacity to conduct currents
liable to be imposed on it, and (3) shall have impedance sufficiently low to
limit the potential ground and to facilitate the operation of the over-current
devices in the circuit.
|(c)||Current Limiting Devices. Conductors shall be fused or protected to their current carrying capacities. No more than 6 disconnect switches are to be in the hot truck or generator unless a main switch is provided. All distribution lines from hot trucks or generators shall be either 100 amp. capacity. No fuses or current limiting devices shall be installed in the neutral or grounding conductors. Motors and lighting circuits shall be fused separately.|
|(d)||High Voltage Lines. The outlets of electric power lines carrying more than 120 volts shall be clearly marked to show their voltages.|
|(e)||Outdoor Apparatus and Wiring. Electrical apparatus and wiring located outdoors shall be of such quality and so constructed or protected that exposure to weather will not interfere with its normal operation.|
|(f)||Elevated Lines. Elevated power lines crossing access or other roads within the grounds of a carnival or fair shall be suspended as to provide minimum vertical clearance of 12 feet from the road surface and minimum horizontal clearance of 3 feet on each side of the normal passage space of vehicles.|
|(g)|| Bus Bars. Bus bars shall be located low
or near the bottom of the cabinet. Separate bus bars shall be provided for
grounding neutral and phase conductors. Color codes painted on inside and
outside of box, but not on contact surfaces of bus bars, are to be:
Ground-Green With Yellow Strip 1st Phase-Black
Neutral-White or Natural Gray 2nd Phase-Red
On a 4 wire delta connected secondary, the phase conductor having the higher voltage to ground shall be arranged. These color codes are to carry on through all connected wiring from service through portable power outlets and terminal boxes. Buses shall not be less than 200 ampere capacity. The load terminals in a switchboard or panel board shall be located so that it will be unnecessary to reach across or beyond a live bus (hot bus) to make a local connection.
|(h)||Portable Power Outlet and Terminal Box. Boxes are to be rain tight and kept locked during the time when the general public is in the area. Wood boxes may be used if insulated on all sides with fire resistant material or painted with insulating varnish. The service power shall be connected to the box by receptacles mounted on the exterior wall which includes the safety grounding. The distribution within the box shall be accomplished by neutral terminal bar(s) and circuit breakers or fuses. The branch circuits which include the equipment safety grounding shall obtain their power through receptacles mounted on the exterior of the box. The exterior openings of the receptacles must be at least 6 inches above ground level and provided with a protective cover, draining eave, or canvas that will avoid the possibility of rain on the receptacle. If it is required to run conductors directly through an opening on the wall of the box for additional service or to obtain required amperage, the opening(s) shall be color coded and shall be sized to prevent public accessibility to the interior of the box. The fuses or breakers in the boxes shall be secured permanently in place, and all connections to the bus bars within the boxes shall be made with threaded screws and lugs of the proper size to fasten in place.|
|(i)||Power Sources. Electrical power sources shall be located in a manner permitting proper maintenance and shall be protected either by guards, fencing, or enclosure to prevent exposure to hazard and to secure the equipment from the public.|
The carnival rides shall be inspected each day they are intended to be used. This inspection shall be made by a person experienced and instructed in the proper assembly and operation of the device and shall be performed before the device is put into normal operation. The inspection and test shall include the operation of control devices, speed limiting devices, brakes, and other equipment provided for safety. A record of each inspection and test shall be made at once upon completion of the test and shall be kept with the device and available to the Office. An operator or manager shall not knowingly use, or permit to be used, a ride which is not properly assembled or which is defective or unsafe in any of its parts, controls, or safety equipment.
|(1)||This Code is to provide for the safety of life and limb and to promote the public welfare. Where a rule because of practical difficulty cannot be complied with literally or where its literal application would cause undue hardship, the Office may upon written request, grant exceptions, but only when it is clearly evident that reasonable safety is assured.|
|(2)||In the event that an unsafe condition is discovered during the course of a safety inspection on a carnival device and the manufacturer of that device is no longer in business and cannot be contacted for specific repairs, the Office shall determine the necessary requirements needed in order to return the carnival device to safe operating conditions.|
|(3)|| Exemptions from
Standards and Regulations approved by the Office. The owner/operator of the
following equipment shall be exempt from applying for a permit or inspection.
The owner/operator shall meet all other requirements of the Safety Act and