Safety Code for Amusement Rides and Devices
This Standard provides requirements for the design, manufacture, construction,
modification, erection and dismantling, operation, inspection, testing, and
maintenance of amusement devices and rides.
Where any Clause of this Standard is at variance with the referenced codes
and Standards, the requirements of this Standard govern.
The requirements of this Standard are adequate under conditions normally
encountered in the industry. Requirements for abnormal or unusual conditions
are not specifically provided, nor are all details of engineering and
For the purpose of this Standard, the term "amusement ride" or "ride"
includes amusement devices.
1.2 Additional Guidelines
This Standard also provides non-mandatory guidelines for
(a) water slides (Appendix A); and
(b) go-karts (Appendix B).
1.3 Existing Amusement Rides or Devices
For an existing amusement ride or device, the requirements provided by this
Standard for operation, maintenance, testing, modification, erection and
dismantling, if applicable, and inspection apply.
Note: Existing equipment installed in compliance with previous editions of this
Standard may not comply with the new design requirements.
In case of novel design, or new configurations that cannot be precisely
classified, or cases of reported nonconformance, exceptions from the
requirement may be made, provided that equivalent safety is provided.
This Standard does not apply to
(a) amusement devices or rides that are designed and used as coin-operated
devices or rides;
(b) passenger ropeways conforming to CSA Standard CAN/CSA-Z98;
(c) elevating devices conforming to CSA Standard CAN/CSA-B44;
(d) children's playspaces and equipment conforming to CSA Standard Z614;
(e) soft contained play systems conforming to ASTM Standard F 1918, other than
stand-alone air-supported structures;
(f) amusement devices operated by muscular power;
(g) recoil tethered rides (bungee); and
(h) hot-air balloons.
1.6 Units of Measure
The values given in SI (metric) units are the standard. The values given in
parentheses are for information only.