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Amusement Device Detials

The New York State Department of Labor inspects all amusement devices on or before the scheduled start date of an event. Only those devices deemed safe are allowed to operate. Detailed inspection results for each individual device will be posted within two weeks of the event start date.

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Details for device: Bonzai Dual Zipliner

Violation Summary

Violations Issued This Season: 7 Violations Complied at Time of Inspection: 1
Bonzai Dual Zipliner Violations
Date Cited Description Violation
6/26/2017 Provide for an evacuation procedure, documented in writing.45-1.11(b)
45-1.11(b)The owner or lessee of a device deemed by the Commissioner to normally be operated at speeds or with movements creating severe centrifugal forces shall have available for inspection such recommended maintenance and safety schedules or requirements as are supplied by the manufacturer of the device. An initial operating permit shall not be granted in the absence of these documents.
6/26/2017 Do not operate without a valid permit45-1.12(a)
45-1.12(a)Permit required. No amusement device, viewing stand or tent may be operated in the state without a permit issued by the commissioner except as provided by section 45-1.2(c) of this Subpart.
6/26/2017 Post the signal system of instructions for starting the zipline at both the loading and unloading points of the line.45-2.15
45-2.15Signal systems for the starting and stopping of amusement devices shall be provided where the operator of the device does not have a clear view of the point at which passengers are loaded or unloaded. Any code of signals adopted shall be printed and kept posted at both the operators and signalmans stations. All persons who may use these signals shall be carefully instructed in their use. Signals for the movement or operation of an amusement device shall not be given until all passengers and other persons who may be endangered are in a position of safety.
6/26/2017 Amend the usage and warning sign to include the warnings of inherent risks and language under 45-2.17(a).45-2.17(a)
45-2.17(a)Usage and warning signs. Legible signs shall be conspicuously posted containing safety guidelines to be followed and behavior or activities which are prohibited. Such signs shall contain warnings that there are inherent risks in the participation in or on the amusement device, since it is recognized that participation in or on the device may be hazardous regardless of all feasible safety measures that can be undertaken by the device owner or operator; and that there is a duty for the patrons to become apprised of the warnings and the risks inherent in participation in or on the amusement device if the warnings are not obeyed. Prior to participation in or on such amusement device, patrons shall familiarize themselves with the posted safety warnings so that they may make an informed decision of whether to participate in or on the device notwithstanding the risks.
6/30/2017 Post weight limitation.45-2.17(b)
45-2.17(b)Legible signs indicating safety guidelines and any restrictions shall be conspicuously posted at the entrance to all amusement devices covered by subdivision 45-1.11(b). Where the owner deems it necessary, these signs shall contain the minimum height needed to ride the device. At the discretion of the owner, similar signs containing safety guidelines, restrictions and/or height requirements may be posted at the entrances to any devices not covered by above.
6/26/2017 Provide daily inspection and test documentation45-2.7
45-2.7An amusement device shall be inspected and tested on each day when it is intended to be used. The inspection and test shall be made by a person experienced and instructed in the proper operation of the device and shall be performed before the device is put into normal operation. The inspection and test shall include the operation of control devices, speed-limiting devices, brakes and other equipment provided for safety. A record of each inspection and test shall be made at once upon completion of the test on a form provided by the commissioner or on a form approved by the commissioner with the information required by the section and shall be kept with the device and available to the commissioner for at least 30 days.
6/26/2017 Provide training records for all personnel operating the device.45-2.8
45-2.8Amusement devices shall be operated only by competent operators at least 16 years of age for devices designed primarily for the use of small children and/or an accompanying adult and 18 years of age for all other devices. Every operator shall have knowledge of the use and function of all normal and emergency operating controls and of the proper use of the device. An operator shall be in the immediate vicinity of the operating controls during operation and no other person shall be suffered or permitted to handle such controls during normal operation. No operator shall be responsible for the operation of more than one amusement device at a time. This provision does not apply to amusement devices designed to be operated or controlled safely by a passenger.

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