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.
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.
- Safety Standards Act
- Safety Standards General Regulation
- Elevating Devices Safety Regulation (includes amusement devices)
- Fee Setting Criteria Regulation
- Monetary Penalties Regulation
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.
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.
Licence to thrill: Staying safe on amusement rides
Whether you enjoy a gentle spin on a traditional carousel, or a scream-inducing drop on a roller coaster, read our tips to stay safe while you have fun.