What Amusement Devices are Regulated?

The Amusement Devices Safety Program at Technical Safety BC oversees a range of regulated amusement devices ranging from small waterslides and inflatable play equipment to larger rides such as roller coasters.

Exemptions

A number of amusement devices are not regulated by Technical Safety BC and do not require installation or operating permits.  For a complete list of devices that are exempt from the regulation, see section 18(2) of the Elevating Devices Safety Regulation.

The following devices are also exempt and not subject to regulation:

  • Bungee devices
  • Trampolines
  • Go karts
  • Stationary coin-operated rides
  • Amusement devices that are operated by muscle power
  • Ziplines that do not exceed a height of 2.4 m from the ground
  • Ziplines that have trolley speeds less than 5 m/sec (18 km/hr)
  • Inflated devices that have a bounce surface less than .25 meters from the base
  • Inflated devices that do not have inflated walls and/or a roof that encloses the bounce surface

If you’re not sure whether your amusement device is a regulated product, please contact Technical Safety BC or email the Provincial Safety Manager for Passenger Ropeways and Amusement Devices at amusementdevices@technicalsafetybc.ca.

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