FEC Insurance Resource
Jurisdiction: North Carolina
Agency: Dept. of Labor
Online Laws and Regulations:
Amusement Device Safety Act
Amusement Device Administrative Rules
Includes glasshouses, waterslides and walkthrough dark houses, go-karts, inflatables at carnivals and parks. Excludes devices operated on a river, lake or other natural body of water, wave pools, mechanical bulls, buildings or concourses used in laser games.
Annually for fixed site and inflatables; at each setup for portable rides. Inspections are performed by state officials.
State inspectors are authorized to investigate serious accidents.
Owner/operator must report within 24 hrs the following: (1) Incident resulting in death or injury requiring medical treatment, other than first aid, by a physician. First aid means the one time treatment or observation of scratches, cuts not requiring stitches, burns, splinters and contusions or a diagnostic procedure, including examination and x-rays, which does not ordinarily require medical treatment even though provided by a physician or other licensed personnel; or (2) Incident resulting in damage to the device indicating a substantial defect in design, mechanics, structure or equipment, affecting the future safe operation of the device. Does not include normal wear and tear.
Waterslides are regulated by the North Carolina Division of Public Health.
April 9, 2017
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