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(a) An amusement ride's electrical equipment must conform to the National Electrical Code and National Electrical Safety Code standards adopted by reference in 8 AAC 70.025.
(b) Each electrical transformer substation and electrical distribution box must be completely enclosed and locked.
(c) Except as provided in (e) of this section, each amusement ride must have a listed or labeled disconnect switch within reach of the attendant.
(d) A momentary contact or "deadman" switch that controls the operation of the ride is required on each ride except a ride that is solely passenger operated. A momentary contact or "deadman" switch may not be overriden.
(e) For arcade-type amusement rides, the operator may comply with (c) of this section by using a central disconnect switch that shuts off power to all amusement rides. The central disconnect switch must be visible from each amusement ride and must be supervised by an attendant when an amusement ride is operating.
(f) Notwithstanding (a) of this section, protective mats required by Article 525 of the edition of the National Electrical Code adopted by reference in 8 AAC 70.025 must be used for any set-up over five days' duration.
History: Eff. 11/30/89, Register 112; am 6/15/2001, Register 158
Authority: AS 05.20.070
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