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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: high ropes tower

Violation Summary

Violations Issued This Season: 9 Violations Complied at Time of Inspection: 2
high ropes tower Violations
Date Cited Description Violation
5/22/2017 Do not open the device to the public until the inspection by the ACCT/PRCA representative shows all elements received a passing grade.45-1.11(a)
45-1.11(a)Required for permit. Before a permit may be issued as provided in Subpart 45-1.12 an inspection of the amusement device, viewing stand, or tent shall be made in compliance with the procedures set by the Commissionner. Such inspection shall have been conducted within one year prior to the permit application, unless such period shall have been extended by operation of Subpart 45-1.11(b)(1) of this section.
5/22/2017 Grade the area around the landing zone for smooth disembarkement from the zone.45-2.13(a)(2)
45-2.13(a)(2)Safe and adequate means to access to and egress from amusement devices and temporary structures shall be provided. Such means of access and egress shall have secure treading and supporting surface free from debris, obstruction, projections and slipping, tripping and other hazards;
5/22/2017 Post the code of adopted signals at all required areas for each element.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.
5/22/2017 Post the usage and warning sign at the entrance to the device.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.
5/22/2017 Do not use the suspended Quick Jump portion of the tower until a load test is performed with the representative of the Commissioner of Labor present, or a load test is provided by the manufacturer as per 45-2.4(c).45-2.4(a)(1)
45-2.4(a)(1)No passenger-carrying amusement device having suspended passenger seats or spaces shall be used or put into normal operation until it has withstood a load test without failure in any material respect. Prototype load tests will not be accepted.
5/22/2017 Post an identification plate on the device.45-2.5(a)
45-2.5(a)Every amusement device shall be identified by a trade or descriptive name and an identification number. A metal plate upon which there is legibly impressed the name and number of the device, its model number if any and the name and address of its manufacturer shall be firmly attached to the device in a readily visible location. The maximum safe number of passengers and the maximum safe speed, where applicable, shall be legibly impressed on the same plate or another metal place.
5/22/2017 Provide a printed evacuation / rescue plan.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.
5/22/2017 Provide training records for all personnel using 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.
5/22/2017 Provide a method of verifying passenger weight.45-2.9
45-2.9An amusement device shall not be overcrowded, or loaded in excess of its safe carrying capacity; nor shall it be operated at an unsafe speed or at any speed beyond that recommended by the manufacturer.

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