Amusement Devices


Amusement Devices Safety

We are responsible for overseeing the safety of roller coasters, ziplines, inflatable devices such as bouncy castles, bumper cars, simulators, and waterslides throughout BC in accordance with the Safety Standards Act and the Elevating Devices Safety Regulation.

Throughout 2019, we undertook a comprehensive review of the amusement devices regulation. This included revising how we oversee safety in existing devices (mentioned above), as well as examining what criteria should be applied to new, upcoming, and potential amusement devices such as trampoline parks.

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Amusement Devices Regulation

The Safety Standards Act applies to everyone who installs, alters, maintains or operates amusement devices. All licensed contractors are required to keep up to date with changes in the Act and Regulations.


All licensed contractors must be familiar with the CAN/CSA-Z267-00 - Safety Code for Amusement Rides and Devices. Check that your employer has a copy or purchase one for yourself at the CSA Standards Store.

In addition, contractors must be familiar with the safety orders, directives and information bulletins issued by Technical Safety BC.

What Are the Leading Technical Safety Risks in BC?

Read our comprehensive safety report and learn more about the incidents, hazards, and initiatives that shaped the safety system in BC in 2022.


Proposed Changes to Amusement Devices Regulation

Read all about the proposed regulatory changes coming to the Amusement Device industry.

Ask a Safety Officer: Amusement Device Permits, Contractors, and Fines

Our amusement device safety officers answer some of the most commonly asked questions from clients and the public.


What Safety Officers Look For During an Amusement Device Inspection

Our safety officers play a key role in ensuring the safety of the carnival and amusement park rides you enjoy each year. Learn more about what they look for in an amusement device safety inspection.

Bouncy Castles Safety: Know the Ups and Downs

Bouncy castles, technically known as inflatable amusement devices, are a popular attraction, but they need to be operated safely. Read our tips to stay safe while you have fun.


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