Safety Order: Mandatory installation of seat belts on Big Eli wheels, scramblers & little wheels manufactured by Eli Bridge Co.
This safety order is being issued pursuant to section 31 of the Safety Standards Act. A person affected by this safety order may appeal this order, in writing, to the Safety Standards Appeal Board in accordance with Section 51 of the Safety Standards Act. It is an offence under section 72 not to comply with a safety order.
Part 1: Details of regulated work or regulated product
This safety order is being issued in relation to regulated products – specifically Big Eli Wheels, Scramblers and Little Wheels manufactured by Eli Bridge Co.
Part 2: Requirement(s) of this safety order
The British Columbia Safety Authority is requiring that all Amusement Device contractors who currently operate Eli Bridge Co. Big Eli Wheels, Scramblers and Little Wheels install manufacturer-approved seat belts. An increased number of patrons coming out of their seats on these devices has prompted the manufacturer to issue a Safety Alert with a strong recommendation to install seat belts in order to prevent this type of occurrence on these devices. Eli Bridge Co. states that no reports of patrons coming out of their seats have been received on devices that currently have seat belts installed; therefore, the BCSA is making this recommendation mandatory.
Please refer to the attached Safety Alert from Eli Bridge Co.
Part 3: Details of issue (if applicable)
Effective March 31, 2008, the BCSA requires that all Eli Bridge Co. Big Eli Wheels, Scramblers and Little Wheels have seat belts installed in all passenger carrying units on these devices. The attached response form must be completed and sent to the Provincial Safety Manager no later than the above effective date.
Any requests for clarification on the interpretation of this safety order can be made to your local Safety Officer.
Part 4: Details of ordering Safety Manager or Safety Officer – please read following page
I certify that I am authorized to issue this safety order in accordance with section 15 (d) of the Safety Standards Act or that I have been delegated this power under section 15 (g) of the Safety Standards Act.
Provincial Safety Manager, Passenger Ropeways & Amusement Devices Date: February 19th, 2008
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