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The following is a summary of Missouri's regulations as they pertain to the inflatable industry along with links to the actual regulations. There may be city or county regulations as well, check with your local government entity. State contact information is listed at the bottom of the page.

316.210. 1.Amusement ride operation, qualifications--inspection, insurance, bond, permit.

1. Annual inspection by a qualified inspector
2. An insurance policy  written by a state approved insurance company for at least one million dollars per occurrence
3. Certificate of insurance and inspection report on file with state
4. State operating permit

316.212.Maintenance, inspection and accident records to be retained.

Each owner or operator shall retain all maintenance, inspection and accident records for each amusement ride for at least three years.

316.213.Portable amusement rides, itinerary to be filed, contents.

The owner or operator shall file an itinerary with the department at least fifteen days before the operation of an amusement ride for use by the public.

Code of State Regulations
11 CSR 40-6.010 through 40-6.100

11 CSR 40-6.031 Amusement Ride Inspection

(1) No amusement ride shall operate in Missouri without a current state operating permit issued by the division.

(2) State operating permit(s) shall be issued by the division upon receipt of the following:

(A) Completed Application for Amusement Ride Operating Permit;

(B) Completed Amusement Ride Inspection Report signed by an approved qualified inspector;

(C) Current certificate of insurance with one (1) million dollars minimum liability insurance coverage; and

(D) Permit fee of fifteen dollars ($15) per ride.

11 CSR 40-6.040 Liability Insurance. Amusement Rides Owner; Required

(1) No amusement ride shall be operated unless at the time of operation there is in existence.

(A) A policy of insurance written by an insurance company authorized to do business in this state in an amount not less than one (1) million dollars per occurrence against liability for injury to persons arising out of the operation of the amusement ride;

11 CSR 40-6.045 Accident; Reporting of Injuries/Death

(1) When any serious physical injury, serious incident or any death occurs as a result of an amusement ride.

(A) Unless authorized in writing by the division, no amusement ride subject to the provisions of this Act may be operated, moved, altered, repaired, or tampered with, except to protect life, limb, and property after such injury or death occurred until the  inspection/investigation is completed;

(B) Immediately after such occurrence the owner shall notify and provide an initial accident report which involves a serious physical injury, serious incident or death to the Division of Fire Safety, Office of the State Fire Marshal by.

1. Requesting local law enforcement agency or local fire service agency to contact the Division of Fire Safety, Office of the State

Fire Marshal; or

2. Telephoning the Division of Fire Safety, Office of the State Fire Marshal;

(C) Within twenty-four (24) hours after receipt of any such report, the Division of Fire Safety, Office of the State Fire Marshal shall cause an investigation of the occurrence and an inspection of the ride to determine the cause of such serious physical injury, serious incident or death and perform the inspection/investigation in a manner that proceeds with all practicable speed and minimizes the disruption where the ride is located;

(D) The division, or its designee may enter into any place or upon any premises where such accident occurred;

(E) The amusement ride owner shall provide

the qualified inspector or the director's designee all information or facts known as to the cause of such accident.

11 CSR 40-6.080 Operator; Requirements

(1) No person shall operate an amusement ride unless he or she is at least sixteen (16) years of age.

(2) The operator shall operate no more than one (1) amusement ride at any given time, even if automatic timing devices are used to control the time cycle of the ride.

(3) An operator shall be in attendance at all times and within arms length of the operator's station when the ride is in operation.

(4) The operator shall be trained in the proper use and operation of the amusement ride as provided for in American Society of Testing and Materials F770 and American Society of Testing and Materials F853.

(5) The operator shall ensure that all passengers . safety devices are in place around patrons before starting.

(6) The operator shall not operate or be in physical control of any amusement ride while under the influence of alcohol, a controlled substance, or drug, or any combination thereof. For the purposes of this section, the term .controlled substance. includes substances defined by Chapter 195, RSMo.

(7) The operator shall ensure that no one is permitted on a ride while carrying any article, i.e., food, beverages, packages, lighted cigarettes, etc., which could endanger the rider or spectators.

(8) The operator shall be an employee of the owner.

(9) Based upon probable cause, the operator of an amusement ride shall submit to a breath test or chemical tests of blood, saliva, or urine to determine the alcohol or drug content.

11 CSR 40-6.085 Passenger/Rider Responsibility/Conduct; Posting Rules

(1) No amusement ride shall be operated in this state unless there are posted safety rules and responsibilities of passenger/rider based upon standards set forth by the American Society for Testing and Materials. Signs presented for instruction to the public shall be prominently placed at each ride, bold in design, with wording short, simple and to the point.

Contact Information
Division of Fire Safety,
PO Box 844,
Jefferson City, MO  65102
(800) 877-5688
FAX: (573) 751-1744



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