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Title 8 . Labor and Workforce Development
Chapter 78 . Boiler and Pressure Vessel Construction Code
Section 80. Passenger-carrying equipment

8 AAC 78.080. Passenger-carrying equipment

(a) The interior and exterior parts of passenger-carrying amusement rides that a passenger might come in contact with must be free from sharp, rough, or splintered edges and from corners with projections that could cause injury.

(b) The area beneath and around amusement rides, including rides such as airplane rides, ferris wheels, and merry-go-rounds, that is less than seven feet from the ground or other surface, must be fenced or barricaded in a manner that prevents unauthorized persons from entering the area.

(c) All amusement ride driving motors and mechanical power transmission equipment must be guarded in a manner that prevents persons from coming into contact with the equipment. Entrance to areas containing such equipment must be secured in a manner that prevents unauthorized persons from entering the area.

(d) A ride that is self-powered and operated by a passenger must have the driving mechanism guarded, and guards locked in place, to prevent passengers from gaining access to the equipment.

(e) In addition to meeting the other requirements of 8 AAC 78.010 - 8 AAC 78.180, a go-cart area operator shall ensure that

(1) all tracks are enclosed in a manner that prevents foot or motorized traffic from encountering the go-carts;

(2) a buffer zone is installed between the track and enclosure;

(3) a buffer zone is installed in the center of the track to prevent carts from crossing over the center;

(4) the go-cart has a roll bar or roll bar seat, safety belt, chain guard, hot exhaust guard, bumpers on the frame, and speed governor set at a safe operating speed;

(5) the refueling area is away from the public;

(6) signs are installed designating direction of travel and operating instructions;

(7) signs are posted with age and height requirements for persons who wish to ride;

(8) a sound or public address system is installed to inform drivers to stop operation; and

(9) a fire extinguisher is installed at the attendant station and refueling station.

History: Eff. 11/30/89, Register 112

Authority: AS 05.20.070


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