Department of Agriculture - Amusement Ride Standards; Bungee Jumping Standards - Platform safe working load.


Published: 1992-12-28

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(A) The safe working load (SWL) shall be determined by the maximum weight on the platform at any one time, with a safety factor of not less than five times the maximum designed loaded platform weight.

(B) When the platform is not an integral part of the structure, the attachment devices and the part of the structure to which they are attached, shall have a safety factor of at least five over the total load.

(C) The platform shall have a non slip surface.

(D) The platform shall have anchor points for safety harnesses, designed and placed to best suit the movements of anyone on the platform.

(E) There shall be a gate across the jump point which shall remain closed when a jumper is not present.

(F) The jump master shall stop the jumping operation when wind speeds are in excess of twenty miles per hour and can affect the safe operation on the jump platform and/or the recovery area.