Amusement Ride And Device Specialty Code

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Published: 2015

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DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AND BUSINESS SERVICES,

BUILDING CODES DIVISION

 

DIVISION 200
AMUSEMENT RIDE AND DEVICE SPECIALTY CODE

918-200-0000
General Title
OAR Chapter 918, Division 200 shall be known and may be cited as the "Amusement Ride and Device Specialty Code".
[Publications: The publication(s) referred to or incorporated by reference in this rule are available at the agency.]
Stat. Auth.: ORS 460.355

Stats. Implemented: ORS 460.355

Hist.: DC 13-1982, f. 4-21-82, ef. 4-30-82; Renumbered from 814-060-0000
 918-200-0005
Definitions
As used in this code, unless the context requires otherwise:
(1) "Administrator" means the administrator of the Building Codes Division.
(2) "Alterations/modifications of an amusement ride or device" means any physical change to the structure or mechanism that materially changes the manufacturer's original design or affects the function, capacity or operation, in any manner.
(3) "Amusement park" means a tract or area used principally as a permanent location for rides or devices or both.
(4) "Carnival" means one or more amusement rides or devices operated in a temporary location for profit of the owner or operator.
(5) "Division" means the Building Codes Division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services.
(6) "Equipment" means and includes all types of amusement rides, machines, machinery, devices, safeguards and protective facilities used in connection with the operation and maintenance of amusement rides.
(7) "Exit" means a doorway or other opening affording safe access from an amusement ride to an open area.
(8) "Inspections" means:
(a) "Annual Inspection" is the official inspection of a ride or device prior to issuance of an annual operating permit;
(b) "Reinspection" is an inspection of a ride or device after a defect or deficiency is corrected;
(c) "Unscheduled Inspection" is any inspection which is not an annual inspection or reinspection.
(9) "Inspector" means a qualified person authorized by the Division to inspect amusement rides or employed, or otherwise authorized, by an insurance company to inspect rides insured by the company.
(10) "Major Alteration" means a change in the type or capacity of an amusement ride or device or a change in the structure or mechanism that materially affects its function or operation. This includes, but is not limited to, changing its mode of transportation from non-wheeled to a truck or flat-bed mount, and changing its mode of assembly or other operational functions from manual to mechanical or hydraulic.
(11) "Operator" means a person who owns or manages or has the duty of managing the operation of one or more amusement rides and devices.
(12) "Permit (to Operate an Individual Ride or Device)" means a permit issued by the division confirming the annual inspection has been performed and the individual ride or device meets the rules established by the division for its operation in this state.
(13) "Ride Operator" means a person controlling or causing the amusement ride or amusement device to go and stop and perform its function. A "ride operator" may be the operator's employee.
(14) "Stop Order" means a written order requiring the specified amusement ride not be operated until required repairs, changes, or alterations are completed to the satisfaction of the inspector.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 460.355

Stats. Implemented: ORS 460.355

Hist.: DC 13-1982, f. 4-21-82, ef. 4-30-82; Renumbered from 814-060-0020; BCA 9-1992(Temp), f. 5-28-92, cert. ef. 6-1-92; BCA 21-1992, f. 12-3-92, cert. ef. 12-4-92; BCD 1-1994, f. 1-14-94, cert. ef. 2-1-94; BCD 10-1994, f. 4-25-94, cert. ef. 5-1-94; BCD 15-1998, f. 9-30-98, cert. ef. 1-1-99
918-200-0015
Scope
The provisions of this code shall apply to all amusement rides and devices defined in ORS 460.310 and to operators and inspectors of amusement rides. This code does not apply to games or concessions and their associated structures or to pony rides or similar animal rides or amusement devices designed to accommodate one to four children, such as coin operated machines which do not require an attendant on site and are not ordinarily found within an amusement park or carnival.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 460.355

Stats. Implemented: ORS 460.355

Hist.: DC 13-1982, f. 4-21-82, ef. 4-30-82; Renumbered from 814-060-0010; BCD 1-1994, f. & 1-14-94, cert. ef. 2-1-94; BCD 15-1998, f. 9-30-98, cert. ef. 1-1-99
918-200-0020
Uniformity
This code shall be applicable and uniform throughout this state and in all municipalities. No municipality shall enact or enforce any ordinance, rule or regulation relating to the same matters encompassed by these rules unless authorized by the Administrator.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 460.355

Stats. Implemented: ORS 460.355

Hist.: DC 13-1982, f. 4-21-82, ef. 4-30-82; Renumbered from 814-060-0015; BCD 1-1994, f. 1-14-94, cert. ef. 2-1-94; BCD 10-1994, f. 4-25-94, cert. ef. 5-1-94; BCD 15-1998, f. 9-30-98, cert. ef. 1-1-99
918-200-0025
Permits, Inspections and Appeals
(1) All amusement rides and amusement
devices must be inspected prior to the issuance or renewal of an operating permit.
Any defects identified during the inspection that are dangerous to health or safety
must be corrected before the inspector issues an inspection report. Defects that
do not present an immediate hazard to the safety of the public or persons using
the ride or device, or that may be temporarily corrected by restrictions in the
operation of the ride or device, shall be noted as a restriction on the permit application,
and the permit then issued. However, such defects must be corrected before the time
of renewal of the permit. The operator shall notify the division when the corrections
are completed by signing and delivering to the division the copy of the permit application
provided for reporting corrections. Upon receipt of the inspection reports and certification
that the ride or device complies with ORS 460.310 through 460.410 and these rules,
receipt of a certificate of insurance from the insurer of the ride, and receipt
of the required fees, the division shall issue a permit to operate the ride or device.
The permit shall be attached to each amusement ride or device in a location accessible
and clearly visible to persons who may wish to confirm the existence of the permit.
(2) The certificate of insurance
required by section (1) of this rule, shall:
(a) Be an original on the
standard form issued by the insurance carrier;
(b) Include the insurance
policy number, the identifying name and, if available, the model and serial or other
identifying number of the ride or device; and
(c) Include a statement that
the insurance carrier will give the division 30 days prior notice before the insurance
policy is canceled.
(3) Permits shall expire
one year from the date of issue and renewal permits shall begin on the date of expiration
of the expired permit. Within ninety days prior to expiration of an existing permit,
an operator may apply on a division form to renew a permit to operate an amusement
ride or device.
(4) The results of the inspection
shall be recorded by the inspector on forms furnished by and filed with the division.
A copy of the report shall also be provided to the operator.
(5) The division may make
unscheduled inspections of previously inspected rides.
(6) Any inspector or representative
of the division may issue, in writing, a stop order for any amusement ride or device
determined to be hazardous or unsafe. Operation shall not resume until the unsafe
conditions are corrected and a reinspection has been performed.
(7) The division may suspend
or revoke a permit to operate for failure to conform to the minimum safety requirements
contained in these rules or otherwise required by law. Proof of compliance with
the requirements of the division for reinstatement shall be based on a reinspection.
(8) If the division proposes
to suspend or revoke a permit to operate an amusement ride, it shall provide notice
in accordance with ORS 183.415 of its proposed action and the basis for such action.
If the operator desires a hearing, the operator shall so notify the division in
writing, within 20 days. If the division suspends or refuses to renew a permit on
an emergency basis as provided by ORS 183.430(2), the operator may request in writing
a hearing within 90 days. If the division refuses to issue a permit on grounds other
than failure to pass an inspection, the operator may request in writing a hearing
within 60 days. For purposes of this section, the calculation of time for notification
or receipt shall be:
(a) When mailed by the division,
the date mailed plus two days;
(b) When mailed to the division,
the date received by the division, less two days.
(9) Temporary renewal permits
may be issued as authorized by ORS 460.330(3) upon written application to the division,
and payment of the permit fee. Temporary permits shall be valid for 14 days. If
the annual renewal permit is issued prior to expiration of the temporary permit,
no additional fee shall be required.
(10) Any person failing to
obtain the necessary permits required by this rule shall be subject to an investigative
fee. The amount of the investigative fee shall be the average or actual additional
cost of ensuring conformance with these rules and shall be in addition to the required
permit fees.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 460.355
Stats. Implemented: ORS 460.330
& 455.058
Hist.: DC 13-1982, f. 4-21-82,
ef. 4-30-82; Renumbered from 814-060-0100; BCD 1-1994, f. 1-14-94, cert. ef. 2-1-94;
BCD 10-1994, f. 4-25-94, cert. ef. 5-1-94; BCD 15-1998, f. 9-30-98, cert. ef. 1-1-99;
BCD 15-2014, f. 12-31-14, cert. ef. 1-1-15
918-200-0027
Temporary Operation of an Amusement Ride or Device Pending Issuance of an Operating Permit
(1) An amusement ride or device may be operated pending the issuance of an operating permit under the following conditions:
(a) The ride operator provides, and the division has received, information about the ride or device to include its nomenclature and serial number and whether the ride or device has previously been issued an Oregon operating permit;
(b) The ride operator provides, and the division has received, proof that the ride is insured in accordance with ORS 460.330 and OAR 918-200-0025(2);
(c) The ride operator makes, and the division has received, payment of the operating permit fees; and
(d) Once the ride is available for inspection, the ride is inspected and approved for operation by a ride inspector in accordance with OAR 918-200-0025(1) and a completed application for an operating permit and inspection report is transmitted to, and received by, the division.
(2) A ride or device may be operated for a period of up to 14 days pending the issuance of an operating permit, unless the division notifies the ride operator that no operating permit will be issued based on the information provided.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 460.355

Stats. Implemented: ORS 460.330

Hist.: BCD 15-1998, f. 9-30-98, cert. ef. 1-1-99
918-200-0030
Division Inspectors
(1) The division administrator may appoint and employ qualified inspectors to inspect amusement rides for the division.
(2) The division shall maintain a list of inspectors who have notified the division that they are qualified pursuant to OAR 918-200-0095. Inspectors must renew this notification annually.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 460.355

Stats. Implemented: ORS 460.355

Hist.: DC 13-1982, f. 4-21-82, ef. 4-30-82; Renumbered from 814-060-0110; BCD 1-1994, f. 1-14-94, cert. ef. 2-1-94; BCD 10-1994, f. 4-25-94, cert. ef. 5-1-94; BCD 15-1998, f. 9-30-98, cert. ef. 1-1-99
918-200-0040
Authority of Inspector
An inspector not employed by the Division may inspect only amusement rides and devices insured or to be insured by the inspector's employer or principle.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 460.355

Stats. Implemented: ORS 460.355

Hist.: DC 13-1982, f. 4-21-82, ef. 4-30-82; Renumbered from 814-060-0120; BCD 1-1994, f. 1-14-94, cert. ef. 2-1-94
918-200-0055
Permit Fee
(1) The fee for an annual operating permit for rides and devices shall be $25.
(2) The fee for reinspection by the Division shall be $60 per hour, including associated travel time.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 460.355

Stats. Implemented: ORS 460.355

Hist.: DC 13-1982, f. 4-21-82, ef. 4-30-82; DC 17-1982, f. & ef. 8-3-82; Renumbered from 814-060-0135; BCA 20-1992(Temp), f. 11-24-92, cert. ef. 12-1-92; BCA 6-1993, f. 4-28-93, cert. ef. 5-1-93; BCD 1-1994, f. 1-14-94, cert. ef. 2-1-94
918-200-0065
Ski Equipment, Federal Exemptions
(1) Devices and equipment generally associated with winter sports activities, such as ski lifts, ski tows, J-bars, ski mobiles, chair lifts and aerial tramways, shall be installed and maintained in accordance with ANSI Standard B77.1-1992 published by the American National Standard Institute.
(2) The Division finds that the devices associated with winter sports activities located in ski areas that are operated over or upon land under the jurisdiction of the United States Forest Service have been, and are being regulated and inspected by the U.S. Forest Service. The inspection standards are, and have been, not lower than the safety standards required by ORS 460.355(1). So long as the U.S. Forest Service continues to regulate and inspect those devices located on or across Federal Forest Service land, they are exempt from the requirements of ORS 460.310 to 460.410.
[Publications: The publication(s) referred to or incorporated by reference in this rule are available from the agency.]
Stat. Auth.: ORS 460.355 &460.360

Stats. Implemented: ORS 460.355

Hist.: DC 13-1982, f. 4-21-82, ef. 4-30-82; Renumbered from 814-060-0150; BCA 3-1991(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-25-91; BCA 26-1991, f. 8-26-91, cert. ef. 8-27-91; BCD 10-1994, f. 4-25-94, cert. ef. 5-1-94; BCD 15-1998, f. 9-30-98, cert. ef. 1-1-99
918-200-0070
General Standards and Requirements
(1) All codes, standards, and publications
adopted by reference in these rules are adopted pursuant to OAR 918-008-0000.
(2) Except for devices and
equipment subject to OAR 918-200-0065, amusement rides and devices subject to inspection
and permit under these rules shall be manufactured, installed and maintained according
to American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standards and by the additional
standards adopted in these rules.
(3) Effective April 1, 2015
the Oregon Amusement Ride and Device Specialty Code consists of the following:
(a) ASTM F1159 — 2011,
Standard Practice for Design and Manufacture of Patron Directed, Artificial Climbing
Walls, Dry Slide, Coin Operated and Purposeful Water Immersion Amusement Rides and
Devices and Air-Supported Structures.
(b) ASTM F1193 — 2014,
Standard Practice for Quality, Manufacture, and Construction of Amusement Rides
and Devices.
(c) ASTM F1957 — 1999
(2011), Standard Test Method for Composite Foam Hardness — Durometer Hardness.
(d) ASTM F2007 – 2012,
Standard Practice for Design, Manufacture, and Operation of Concession Go-Karts
and Facilities.
(e) ASTM Standard F2137 –
2013, Standard Practice for Measuring the Dynamic Characteristics of Amusement Rides
and Devices.
(f) ASTM Standard F2291 –
2014, Standard Practice for Design of Amusement Rides and Devices.
(g) ASTM F2374 – 2010,
Standard Practice for Design, Manufacture, Operation, and Maintenance of Inflatable
Amusement Devices.
(h) ASTM F2375 – 2009,
Standard Practice for Design, Manufacture, Installation and Testing of Climbing
Nets and Netting/Mesh used in Amusement Rides, Devices, Play Areas and Attractions.
(i) ASTM F2460 – 2011,
Standard Practice for Special Requirements for Bumper Boats.
(j) ASTM F2959 – 2012,
Standard Practice for Special Requirements for Aerial Adventure Courses.
(4) Daily Operating Inspection:
(a) Each amusement ride shall
be given a daily operating inspection by the ride operator before any passenger
is permitted to ride. Results of these daily inspections shall be recorded and kept
on file by the operator for at least two years, and made available upon request
by the division;
(b) A ride or device not
properly assembled or defective or unsafe in any of its parts, controls, or safety
equipment shall not be operated.
(5) Control of Operation:
(a) Amusement devices shall
be operated only by ride operators at least 18 years of age;
(b) Every ride operator shall
be trained in the use and function of all normal operating controls, signal systems
and safety devices applicable to the ride or device and of the proper use, function,
capacity and speed of the particular ride or device being operated. A ride operator
shall be at the operating controls during operation and shall have complete control
of the ride or device at all times the ride is operated for public use. When the
ride or device is shut down the controls shall be locked or incapacitated to avoid
unauthorized operation;
(c) Except for amusement
devices designed to be operated or controlled by a passenger, only trained ride
operators shall handle the controls during normal operation.
(6) A ride or device shall
not be loaded beyond its rated capacity or operated at an unsafe speed or at any
speed greater than that prescribed by the design engineer or manufacturer. When
this information is not available, the operator shall develop criteria for safe
operating speeds and rated capacity to the satisfaction of the division.
(7) An operator shall report
by telephone to the division as soon as practicable, any accident that occurs from
the operation of an amusement ride or device, and that results in death, serious
injury or property damage in excess of $5,000. A written report shall be filed with
the division within five working days following the accident. If the accident is
a result of equipment failure, the device shall not be operated until it is inspected
by an inspector authorized by these rules to inspect the device.
(8) Public Protection:
(a) An amusement device shall
not be operated while any person is in a position to be in danger of harm or injury.
Areas of potential danger shall be fenced, barricaded or otherwise guarded;
(b) Amusement rides and devices
shall not be assembled, disassembled, or operated in a location that at any time
may be nearer to energized overhead power lines than:
(A) For lines rated 600 volts
or less, minimum clearance between the lines and any part of a lifting crane, ride
structure, concession booth, building or equipment shall be 15 feet;
(B) For lines rated over
600 volts, minimum clearance between the lines and the lifting crane, ride, structure,
concession booth, building or equipment shall be 15 feet.
(c) Internal Combustion Power
Sources:
(A) Internal combustion power
sources shall be of adequate type, design and capacity to handle the design load;
(B) Fuel tanks should be
of adequate capacity to permit uninterrupted operation during normal operating hours.
Where it is impossible to provide tanks of proper capacity for a complete day, the
ride or device shall be shut down and unloaded or evacuated during the refueling
procedure. The fuel supply shall not be replenished while the engines are running;
(C) An enclosed area in which
an internal combustion engine is operated shall be ventilated. Exhaust fumes shall
be discharged outside the area. The equipment shall be properly grounded;
(D) Internal combustion power
sources shall be located in a manner permitting proper maintenance and be protected
by guards, fencing or enclosure to prevent exposure to hazard and to secure the
equipment from the public;
(E) The operator shall provide
and maintain portable fire extinguishers of the classification, capacity and number
prescribed by the State Fire Marshal;
(F) Liquid petroleum gas
employed either as fuel for internal combustion engines, for heat, or for illumination
shall be stored in a manner approved by the State Fire Marshal;
(G) All flammable liquids
shall be stored and handled according to State Fire Marshal standards. Bulk storage
in quantities above 60 gallons shall not be in the area accessible to the public.
(d) Interior and exterior
parts with which passengers may come in contact shall be smooth, rounded, free from
sharp, rough or splintered edges or corners, and with no protruding screws or projections
which might cause injury. Parts upon or against which passengers might be thrown
by action of the ride shall be adequately padded to prevent or minimize the possibility
of injury.
(9) Electrical Standards:
(a) Code. Permanent electrical
conductors and equipment installed on or around permanent and temporary amusement
parks, carnivals, amusement rides or devices shall conform to the Oregon Electrical
Specialty Code. Temporary electrical conductors and equipment, and permanent conductors
and equipment within permanent rides and devices shall conform to manufacturers’
specifications. Electrical equipment and wiring methods in or on rides, concessions
or other units shall be provided with mechanical protection where such equipment
or wiring methods are subject to physical damage;
(b) Portable Power Outlets
and Terminal Boxes. Boxes shall be designed so that no live parts are exposed to
accidental contact. Where installed outdoors, the box shall be of weatherproof construction
and mounted so that the bottom of the enclosure is not less than six inches above
the ground. Boxes shall be kept locked where located in an area accessible to the
general public. Receptacles of the grounding type shall have overcurrent protection.
Service power shall be connected to the box by receptacles mounted on the exterior
walls with safety grounding. Receptacles of the grounding type shall have overcurrent
protection within the box. The overcurrent protection shall not exceed the ampere
rating of the receptacle, except as permitted for motors. Branch circuits shall
include means for equipment grounding and shall connect to receptacles mounted on
the box. Exterior openings shall be provided with protective covers, draining eaves
or canvas. Conductors fed directly through an opening on the wall of the box shall
be color-coded, properly sized, and provided with strain relief. Fuses or breakers
shall be secured solidly and all connections within the boxes are to be made with
threaded screws and lugs of the proper size. Busbars shall have an ampere rating
not less than the overcurrent device supplying the box. Where conductors terminate
directly on busbars, busbar connectors shall be provided;
(c) Wiring Methods. Flexible
cords and cables shall be permitted for temporary installations provided they are
listed for extra hard usage, wet location and be sunlight resistant. Flexible cords
and cables supplying power to the disconnecting means of a ride or device shall
not be smaller than #10 AWG (American Wire Gauge) and shall contain an equipment-grounding
conductor. Metal enclosures of electric equipment and metal frames and metal parts
of rides, concessions, trailers, trucks or other equipment that support or contain
electrical equipment shall be grounded and bonded to the same source. Single conductor
cable shall be permitted only in sizes #2 and larger. Open conductors are prohibited
except as part of a listed assembly or for festoon lighting. Flexible cords and
cables shall be continuous without splice or taps between boxes or fittings. A box
or fitting shall be installed at each connection point, outlet, switchpoint or junction
point. Flexible cords or cables run on the ground, where accessible to the public,
shall be covered with nonconductive mats. Cables and mats shall be arranged so as
not to present a tripping hazard. Cord connectors shall not be laid on the ground
in areas traversed by the public. Flexible cords and cables shall be protected from
overcurrent at their source of supply;
(d) Disconnecting Means.
Each ride and concession shall be provided with a fused disconnect switch or circuit
breaker located in an area readily accessible from the operator’s station.
The disconnecting means shall be readily accessible to the operator, including when
the ride is in operation. Where accessible to unqualified persons, the enclosure
for the switch or circuit breaker shall be of the lockable type. A shunt trip device
that opens the fused disconnect or circuit breaker when a switch located in the
ride operator’s console is closed shall be a permissible method of opening
the circuit.
(e) Power Sources. Electrical
power sources shall be located to permit proper maintenance and protected by guards,
fencing or enclosures to prevent exposure to the public;
(f) An amusement ride or
device constructed before October 1, 1996, which has been issued an operating permit
by the Division within the last three years, may be maintained using previously
approved electrical materials and methods until the ride or device is rebuilt, subject
to major electrical alteration. All other rides or devices without manufacturers’
information shall conform to the Oregon Electrical Specialty Code in effect on the
date the ride or device was first approved for an operating permit in Oregon.
(10) Stairways, Landings
and Ramps.
(a) Safe and adequate means
of access to and from amusement rides and devices shall be provided. All passenger
ways shall be free from debris, obstruction, projection and other hazards. All floor,
ramp and step surfaces shall be constructed and maintained to prevent slipping and
tripping. A safe clearance shall be maintained from all mechanical handling equipment;
(b) Adequate stairways or
ramps and necessary landings and platforms shall be provided where persons enter
or leave a device, ride or structure that is above or below grade or floor level
at the entrance to and exit from such. Unless provided by a recognized manufacturer
as a part of the amusement ride or device, the design and construction of stairways,
ramps, railings and exits shall conform to the Oregon Structural Specialty Code
in effect at the time of manufacture. All stairs with more than three risers shall
have handrails or railings on both sides regardless of width;
(c) Stairways, landings and
ramps shall be designed, constructed and maintained in accordance with the Oregon
Structural Specialty Code in effect at the time the ride or device was first issued
an operating permit, but so as to sustain safely a live load of at least 90 pounds
per square foot;
(d) At least two exits remote
from each other shall be provided from each level floor, tier, room or balcony.
An entrance may serve as an exit for the purposes of compliance with this rule.
All exits shall conform to the Oregon Structural Specialty Code in effect at the
time the amusement ride or device was first issued an operating permit in Oregon,
but in no case shall be less than 28 inches wide;
(e) Access to and exits from
amusement rides and devices and associated structures shall be provided with illumination
by natural or artificial means of at least five foot-candles measured at grade level.
(11) Housekeeping:
(a) Cleanliness. A suitable
number of containers for refuse shall be provided in and around all amusement rides
and devices and associated structures. Excessive accumulations of trash or rubbish
shall be promptly removed. All parts of amusement rides or devices and associated
structures used by the public shall be kept clean. The area shall be clear and kept
free from trash and tripping hazards;
(b) Air Compressors and Equipment.
Air compressors, air compressor tanks and related equipment shall be constructed,
equipped and maintained to insure safe operation at all times. Air compressor tanks
and other air receivers used with air compressors shall be operated and maintained
in compliance with applicable provisions of ORS 480.510 through 480.665 and the
rules adopted by the Oregon Board of Boiler Rules;
(c) Oil and Hydraulic Systems.
Oil and hydraulic systems and other related equipment used in connection with amusement
devices shall be free of leaks and shall be maintained to insure safe operation
at all times;
(d) Machinery and Machine
Guarding. Machinery used in or with an amusement device shall be enclosed, barricaded
or otherwise effectively guarded against contact. Guards removed for maintenance
shall be replaced before normal operation is resumed. One or more methods of machine
guarding shall be provided to protect the public from injury. Guards shall be fixed
to the machine where possible and secured elsewhere if attachment to the machine
is not possible. The guard or barrier shall not offer an accident hazard in itself.
Barriers shall be secured to prevent movement or tipover. The barriers shall be
located to keep the public at a safe distance from the ride. All machinery designed
for a fixed location shall be secured;
(e) Mechanical Power Transmission.
All power transmission devices and associated moving parts shall be shielded, enclosed
or barricaded to protect the public or shall be sufficiently distant to prevent
hazard;
(f) Welding, Cutting and
Brazing. Welding, cutting or brazing shall not be performed where the public can
directly observe the process or be hit by sparks of flying materials. Any welding,
cutting and brazing performed when the public is present shall be behind temporary
solid barriers.
[Publications: Publications referenced
are available from the agency.]
Stat. Auth.: ORS 460.355
Stats. Implemented: ORS 460.355
Hist.: DC 13-1982, f. 4-21-82,
ef. 4-30-82; Renumbered from 814-060-0200; BCD 10-1994, f. 4-25-94, cert. ef. 5-1-94;
BCD 15-1998, f. 9-30-98, cert. ef. 1-1-99; BCD 15-2014, f. 12-31-14, cert. ef. 1-1-15
918-200-0095
Inspectors, Files and Information
(1) Scope. This rule establishes the minimum standards for inspectors, for communication between manufacturers, operators and inspectors, and the required retention of information.
(2) To be qualified to inspect amusement rides in Oregon, inspectors shall have:
(a) Two years experience with an insurance company as an amusement ride inspector;
(b) Two years experience inspecting amusement rides inspecting amusement ride codes while employed by a state or governmental body regulating amusement rides;
(c) Five years field operating and maintenance experience with amusement rides and devices, including responsibility for erection, assembly, disassembly; personnel supervision responsibility for erection, maintenance and operating functions;
(d) Ten years documented practical experience in the design, construction, maintenance, repair, field inspection, and operation of amusement rides and devices as an authorized representative of a recognized manufacturer; or
(e) An equivalent combination of training and experience.
(3) Every inspector shall annually attend at least eight hours of continuing education related to amusement rides and devices sponsored by the Amusement Industry Manufacturers and Suppliers or its equivalent. All experience and schooling shall be documented and available to the Division upon request.
(4) Manufacturers' Registries. Manufacturers shall, insofar as reasonably practical, maintain registries of persons in the State of Oregon who have need for information on the amusement rides and devices which they manufacture:
(a) Operator Registry. This registry shall contain names of all persons known to the manufacturer to operate the manufacturer's products within Oregon;
(b) Other Than Operator Registry. This registry shall contain names of all persons within this state who have notified the manufacturer of their legitimate need for information on the manufacturer's products;
(c) Manufacturers may periodically request, via ordinary U.S. mail, that persons on the registries confirm the need for the new information. A manufacturer may remove from the mailing list the names of persons who fail to respond within 60 days;
(d) Ride manufacturers shall notify registrants of all new information relevant to the proper maintenance, operation and inspection of the amusement rides and devices they manufacture.
(5) Ride Files. Operator shall maintain a file for each ride. Records should be kept at least five years, except as otherwise specifically stated in statute or rule. The file shall include;
(a) Record of required permit inspections; and
(b) Correspondence related to the manufacturer, including:
(A) Bulletins and other manufacturing information; and
(B) Records indicating modifications recommended by the manufacturer were made.
(c) The operating instructions;
(d) All technical information supplied by the manufacturer; and
(6) Such other information as required by these rules.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 460.355

Stats. Implemented: ORS 460.355

Hist.: DC 13-1982, f. 4-21-82, ef. 4-30-82; Renumbered from 814-060-0500; BCD 10-1994, f. 4-25-94, cert. ef. 5-1-94; BCD 15-1998, f. 9-30-98, cert. ef. 1-1-99
918-200-0100
Bungee Jumping
Except for jumps from towers or devices
specifically engineered and designed for reverse jumping or catapulting, “bungee
catapulting,” “negative jumping,” “reverse jumping,”
“launching,” “tandem, double or multiple jumping,” or “sandbagging”
shall not be permitted.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 460.355
Stats. Implemented: ORS 460.355
Hist.: BCD 10-1994, f. 4-25-94,
cert. ef. 5-1-94; BCD 15-2014, f. 12-31-14, cert. ef. 1-1-15

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