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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 4. General Mobile Equipment and Auxiliaries
Article 35. Amusement Rides
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§3901. Definitions.

(a) "Amusement ride" means a mechanical device which carries or conveys passengers along, around, or over a fixed or restricted route or course for the purpose of giving its passengers amusement, pleasure, thrills, or excitement. "Amusement ride" includes the business of operating bungee jumping services or providing services to facilitate bungee jumping, but does not include slides, playground equipment, coin-operated devices or conveyances which operate directly on the ground or on the surface or pavement directly on the ground or the operation of amusement devices of a permanent nature. The division shall determine the specific devices which are amusement rides for the purposes of this part. This determination shall be made to apply equally to all operators of similar or identical rides and shall be made pursuant to a procedure promulgated by the standards board.

(b) "Authorized person" is a competent person, experienced and instructed in the work to be performed and who has been given the responsibility to perform his duty by the owner or his representative.

(c) "Division." The Division of Industrial Safety of the Department of Industrial Relations of the State of California.

(d) "Public entity." Any city or county.

(e) "Registered engineer." An engineer qualified under the Civil and Professional Engineers Act (Chapter 7, commencing with Section 6700 of Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code, State of California).

(f) "Permit." An annual safety permit to operate an amusement ride, issued by the Division or by a public entity after an inspection of the ride.

(g) "Certification of Inspection." An original certificate issued by the Division or by a public entity after certification in writing by a registered engineer that the amusement ride meets the requirements established by the Division for amusement rides. The certificate of inspection shall remain in force until voided by a modification of the ride.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 142.3 and 7901, Labor Code.


1. Repealer and new definition of "Amusement ride" and new Note filed 8-1-94; operative 8-31-94 (Register 94, No. 31).

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