Health and Safety
Amusement Ride Safety Act
§ 23-34.1-8 Electrical equipment, service
(a) All electrical equipment, wiring and installation shall comply with State
Electric Code, SBC-5.
(b) It shall be the responsibility of the owner or manager of
the amusement company to obtain written approval of the electrical service and
equipment hookup from the building officials of the city or town in which the
amusement is located prior to the licensing inspection. The electrical permit
application shall be submitted to the city or town at least fourteen (14) days
prior to the scheduled arrival of the amusement device(s) to the location
designated for operation within a carnival.
(c) In the event that the building official is unavailable to
inspect the electrical service and equipment hookup, the following emergency
provisions shall apply:
(1) The building official in the city or town shall contact
building officials in neighboring cities or towns to arrange for an inspection.
(2) In the event that an inspection by local government was
not possible to arrange, the owner or manager of the amusement company must
obtain a certification from a class A electrical contractor that the electrical
service and equipment hookup complies with the standards set forth in
subsection (a) of this section; and
(3) The certifying electrician shall not be the person or a
person, from the same firm, who installed the electrical service or equipment
History of Section.
(P.L. 1997, ch. 79, § 2; P.L. 2002, ch. 317, § 1.)