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Subchapter 6.2. Permanent Amusement Ride Safety Orders
Article 2. Requirements, Other Than Recordkeeping and Transfer of Information, Applicable to All Permanent Amusement Rides

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§3195.3. Required Documentation.

(a) The owner or operator shall have and maintain at the facility all of the following documentation for each permanent amusement ride in public operation at the facility:

(1) Manufacturer-originated documentation indicating that the design and manufacture of the ride is in compliance with ASTM F 1159-02. Such documentation shall include but not necessarily be limited to the design and calculation documents specified in Section 4.1 of ASTM F 1159-02.


Exception No. 1: If the ride was designed to comply with generally accepted design standards other than those in Section 4.1 of ASTM F 1159-02, e.g., DIN or TUV Standards, the owner or operator may substitute documentation of compliance with those standards. However, unless Exception No. 2 applies, these documents shall suffice only if they provide a level of detail comparable to that specified by Section 4.1 of ASTM F 1159-02. Note: See additional restrictions applicable to new permanent amusement rides in Section 3195.4.


Exception No. 2, for Existing Permanent Amusement Ride Only: If the owner or operator cannot obtain all or part of the required documentation because it is reasonably believed not to exist or is not reasonably available from the manufacturer, the owner or operator shall comply by having and maintaining that documentation which is reasonably available from the manufacturer. If that documentation is missing information on performance characteristics or forces on passengers, the owner or operator shall have and maintain alternative documentation containing the missing information to the extent such information is necessary for a reasonably adequate evaluation of the safety of any ride.

(2) Documentation of each of the following with reference to Sections 5 through 8 of ASTM F 846-92 (Reapproved 1998):

(A) Manufacturer-originated developmental and installation testing procedures conforming to the specifications of Sections 5 and 6.

(B) Manufacturer-originated operational and nondestructive testing procedures conforming to the specifications of Sections 7 and 8.


Exception No. 1 for Existing Permanent Amusement Rides Only: If complete documentation meeting the requirements of subsection (2)(A) is reasonably believed not to exist or is not reasonably available, the owner or operator shall comply with subsection (2)(A) by having and maintaining that documentation which is reasonably available.


Exception No. 2 for Existing Permanent Amusement Rides Only: If complete documentation meeting the requirements of subsection (2)(B) is reasonably believed not to exist or is not reasonably available, the owner or operator shall comply with subsection (2)(B) by having and maintaining that documentation which is reasonably available and by having and maintaining documentation containing effective operational and nondestructive testing procedures that conform to the specifications of Sections 7.2.2 through 7.2.4, 8.1 through 8.1.3, and 8.1.6 through 8.1.9 of ASTM F 846-92 (Reapproved 1998). The testing procedures described in this documentation shall be in compliance with the following additional requirements:

1. Testing frequency shall be specified.

2. The operational limits of the ride and the specifications used to evaluate testing results shall be established by the owner or operator using all manufacturer-originated information that is reasonably available and relevant as well as whatever additional information is necessary to ensure that the operation of the ride is within the design limitations of the ride.

(3) Documentation of each of the following with reference to Sections 4 through 6 of ASTM F 853-98:

(A) Manufacturer-originated maintenance instructions that conform to the specifications of Section 4 of ASTM F 853-98.

(B) Mandatory maintenance procedures that conform to the instructions required by subsection (A), conform to the specifications of Sections 5 and 6 of ASTM F 853-98, and include an effective program of training to be provided to all employees performing maintenance. The training program shall conform to the specifications of Section 6.2 of ASTM F 853-98, include a manual containing the training subject matter, and specify the length of initial and refresher training as well as the frequency of refresher training.


Exception for Existing Permanent Amusement Rides Only: If complete documentation meeting the requirements of subsection (A) is reasonably believed not to exist or is not reasonably available, the owner or operator shall comply with subsection (A) by having and maintaining that documentation which is reasonably available, and shall comply with subsection (B) by having and maintaining effective maintenance procedures. The maintenance procedures shall conform to whatever manufacturer-originated maintenance instructions are reasonably available and shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, each of the following:

1. A description of the ride operation, including the function and operation of its major components.

2. A description of the motions the ride is designed to undergo while in operation.

3. Lubrication procedures, including types of lubricants and frequency of lubrication, and a lubrication drawing, chart, or other effective means of showing the location of lubrication points.

4. A description, including a schedule, of all maintenance inspections and testing to be performed on the ride.

5. Maintenance procedures for electrical components, as well as schematics of electrical power, lighting, and controls.

6. Maintenance procedures and schematics for all hydraulic and pneumatic systems on or used to control the ride, which shall include component locations; location charts; fluid, pressure, line, and fitting specifications; and troubleshooting guidelines.

7. Specifications for the use of replacement fasteners and, when applicable, for torque requirements for fasteners.

8. A checklist to be made available to each person performing the regularly scheduled maintenance on each ride.

9. Procedures for performing documented and signed pre-opening inspections, to be conducted each day prior to public operation. The pre-opening inspection shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, the items listed in Section 6.3 of ASTM F 853-98.

10. A program of training to be provided to all employees performing maintenance. The training program shall conform to the specifications of Section 6.2 of ASTM F 853-98, include a manual containing the training subject matter, and specify the length of initial and refresher training as well as the frequency of refresher training.

11. Procedures to be followed in the event of any unscheduled cessation of operation of the ride. The procedures shall require that, when an unscheduled cessation of operation of the ride that is potentially due to mechanical failure occurs, the ride shall not be operated again with patrons on board until inspection or test-operation of the ride has demonstrated that the ride is functioning properly.

(4) Mandatory operation procedures conforming to the specifications of Sections 4.1 through 4.1.4.4 of ASTM F 770-93 (Reapproved 2000). The owner or operator shall ensure that each of the following are incorporated into the operation procedures:

(A) Manufacturer-originated information and recommendations conforming to the specifications of Section 3 of ASTM F 770-93 (Reapproved 2000).


Exception for Existing Permanent Amusement Rides Only: If complete documentation meeting the requirements of subsection (a)(4)(A) is reasonably believed not to exist or is not reasonably available, the owner or operator shall comply by having and maintaining that documentation which is reasonably available and by having and maintaining whatever additional documentation is necessary to provide an effective informational basis for the procedures developed in conformance with Sections 4.1 through 4.1.4.4 of ASTM F 770-93 (Reapproved 2000).

(B) A procedure for promptly notifying the applicable manufacturer, if known, of any event, failure, or malfunction that reasonably and substantially appears:

1. To have an impact on patron safety; and

2. To be of a type that could occur in connection with rides of the same design.

(C) A detailed description of all signal systems' procedures and testing used by the owner or operator (see Section 3195.9(d)).

(D) Procedures for implementing those patron safety measures necessary to ensure the operation of the ride in a manner that is safe for all patrons, which shall consist of the following:

1. Procedures to ensure that all passenger restraint mechanisms are properly engaged and will safely secure the patron throughout the course of the ride.

2. Procedures to ensure the implementation of all patron-specific safety measures necessary for operation of the ride in a manner that is safe for all patrons. These procedures shall, at a minimum, implement all specific manufacturer recommendations listed in Section 2.6 of ASTM F 698-94 (Reapproved 2000), to the extent such recommendations exist and are reasonably available. Patron-specific safety measures shall consist of special provisions for a patron's use of the ride, provision of warnings to patrons, or both in combination, to the extent reasonably necessary to protect the patron. Factors that may result in a need for patron-specific safety measures include patron weight, patron size (e.g., height or other body dimension), and the patron being a child or having a physical disability or health condition that affects rider safety.

NOTE: This subsection is not intended to require an owner or operator to admit a patron to a ride if such admission will jeopardize the safety of that patron or other patrons.

(E) An effective program of training to be provided to all operators and attendants in conformance with the specifications of Section 4.1.3 of ASTM F 770-93 (Reapproved 2000). The training program shall include a manual containing the training subject matter and shall specify the length of initial and refresher training as well as the frequency of refresher training.

(5) Documentation indicating that the manufacturer's quality assurance program followed for the ride is in conformance with ASTM F 1193-97 and Section 5 of ASTM F 893-87 (Reapproved 2000).


Exception for Existing Permanent Amusement Rides Only: If complete documentation meeting the requirements of this subsection is reasonably believed not to exist or is not reasonably available, the owner or operator shall comply by having and maintaining that documentation which is reasonably available.

(6) All of the information applicable to each ride as specified in ASTM F 698-94 (Reapproved 2000).


Exception For Existing Permanent Amusement Rides Only: If complete documentation meeting the requirements of this subsection is reasonably believed not to exist or is not reasonably available, the owner or operator shall comply by having and maintaining that documentation which is reasonably available, and by having and maintaining additional documentation as necessary to provide the information called for by the applicable provisions of Sections 2.2.5 through 2.5 and 2.7 through 2.15.3 of ASTM F 698-94 (Reapproved 2000).

(b) All documentation and records listed in subsection (a) of this section shall be made available to the Division upon request.

NOTE

Authority cited: Sections 142.3 and 7923, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 142.3, 7921 and 7923, Labor Code.

HISTORY

1. New article 2 (sections 3195.3-3195.9) and section filed 6-12-2003; operative 7-12-2003 (Register 2003, No. 24).

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