71-4100 - Maintenance of On-Site Information

71-4100. Maintenance of On-Site Information

All owners shall maintain certain physical information at the site of operation of all amusement devices in South Carolina.

A. Name Plate-A unique identifying name plate in English shall be permanently affixed to each amusement device specifying location of manufacturer by city, state, and country. This name plate shall also have the serial number, device model number, and date of manufacture. In addition, a state ID number tag supplied by the Department shall be permanently affixed to the device.

B. Static and Dynamic Information-Each owner shall maintain at the site of operation of the amusement device the following information: height, width, diameter, and weight when in a non-operational state with no passengers and in a fully operational state with passengers.

C. Speed-When the proper speed is essential to the operation of the device, each owner shall maintain at the site of operation of the amusement device the following information:

(1) Maximum revolutions per minute, or

(2) Maximum feet per second or miles per hour.

D. Direction of Travel-When the proper direction of travel is essential to the design operation of the device, the manufacturer shall designate the direction of travel, including the reference point for this designation, and the owner will maintain this information at the site of operation of the amusement device.

E. Power Requirements-Each owner will maintain at the site of operation of the amusement device the following information:

(1) Electrical-Total electrical power required to operate the ride or device designated in watts, volts, and amperes, including minimum and maximum voltage limits.

(2) Mechanical-The minimum horsepower necessary to operate the device safely.

F. Passenger Capacity-Each owner shall maintain at the site of operation of the device the following specifications of the manufacturer:

(1) Maximum total passenger weight; and/or

(2) Maximum number of passengers by carrier unit and device total.

G. Recommended Balance of Passenger Loading or Unloading-When passenger distribution is essential to the proper operation of the device, the appropriate loading and unloading procedure with respect to weight distribution shall be maintained at the site of operation.

H. Recommended Passenger Restrictions-Where applicable, any passenger limitations such as, but not limited to height, weight, passenger placement, physical condition, or other appropriate restrictions, shall be maintained in full public view at the site of operation. The operator shall have the right to refuse access to a device to any person where the operator believes that access may jeopardize the safety of the rider or of any other person.

I. Environmental Restrictions-Specifications for operational restrictions relating to environmental conditions such as, but not limited to wind, rain, corrosive atmosphere, and extreme heat or cold, shall be maintained at the site of operation of the device by the owner.

J. Fastener Schedule-A manufacturer's issued schedule for the correct or better grade, torque, and placement of all critical fasteners used in the assembly or erection, or both, of the amusement device shall be maintained by the owner at the site of operation of the device.

K. Numbering-All passenger-carrying compartments shall be numbered without duplication.

L. Evacuation-An emergency evacuation plan shall be maintained at the site of operation of any amusement device where passengers may be more than five feet above the ground.

(Added by State Register Volume 11, Issue No. 6, effective June 26, 197. Amended by State Register Volume 12, Issue No. 5, effective May 27, 1988; State Register Volume 17, Issue No. 5, Part 3, eff May 28, 1993.)

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