13 ncac 15 .0435             BLOWERS

(a)  All inflatable or air-supported amusement devices shall be equipped with blowers that meet the manufacturers specifications for the size and type of device.

(b)  If a power failure or other emergency occurs which disables the blowers, provision shall be made to keep the inflatable or air-supported amusement device erect for at least five minutes or the time required to evacuate the manufacturer's rated capacity, whichever is longer.  This may be accomplished by ensuring that the device is equipped with a sealed chamber or non-return valve that prevents the rapid collapse of ceilings and walls.

(c)  Blowers shall be protected or guarded in order to prevent riders from coming into contact with them.


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.