13 ncac 15 .0434             OPERATION OF INFLATABLE OR AIR-SUPPORTED AMUSEMENT DEVICES

(a)  All inflatable or air-supported amusement devices shall have at least one operator on duty any time the device is inflated.  If the operator cannot see the entire device from entrance to exit, an additional operator shall be placed in a position to observe the exit area of the device.

(b)  Unless otherwise specified by the manufacturer, all inflatable or air-supported slides 20 feet or higher shall have at least two operators, one of whom shall be located at the top of the slide and one of whom shall be located at the bottom of the slide.

(c)  The operator shall assist the riders while they enter and exit the device.

(d)  The operator shall not exceed the manufacturer's requirements for maximum loads or rated capacities for individual devices.

(e)  The operator shall ensure that children are not in danger of injury from adults using the device at the same time.

(f)  The operator(s) shall be located in close proximity to the entrance and exit of the device, and shall supervise the riders at all times.

(g)  The operator shall remove from the device any rider who is acting in a manner that may endanger the safety of other riders.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 95-111.2; 95-111.4;

Eff. July 1, 2003;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 5, 2016.