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.
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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.