The Safety Standards Act applies to everyone who installs, alters, maintains or operates amusement devices. It’s essential that you are familiar with the following regulations:
All operators and contractors must also adhere to the Elevating Devices Safety Regulation which includes amusement devices.
If you are new to the industry, you’re undertaking a new type of work, or you’d just like a refresher of these standards, please take the time to read all sections. To understand the role BC Safety Authority plays in amusement devices, refer to the overview manual for Amusement Devices.
All licensed contractors must be familiar with the Canadian Standard for Amusement Rides and Devices, CAN/CSA Z267-00. Check that your employer has a copy or purchase one for yourself at the CSA Standards Store.
Amusement Devices Safety Orders, Directives, and Information Bulletins
Safety Orders are an instrument that is issued to prevent or reduce the risk of personal injury or damage to property. Compliance is mandatory and enforceable by the Safety Authority.
Directives are instruments that clarify or provide new interpretation of a regulation or code. Compliance is mandatory.
Information bulletins provide helpful information and clarification on exisiting regulations or code that affect your particular technology.