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The following is a summary of
Oklahoma'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.
Section 460.2 - Maintenance, Inspection, and Repair Records.
the owner of an amusement ride shall maintain up-to-date maintenance,
inspection, and repair records
Section 460.3 - Signage
An amusement ride owner shall display signs indicating the applicable
safety responsibilities of riders
a legend providing that "State law requires riders to obey all warnings and directions for this ride and
behave in a manner that will not cause or contribute to injuring themselves or
others. Failure to comply is punishable by fine and imprisonment."
Section 462 - Certificate Of Inspection - Inspections.
No person shall operate an amusement ride without a certificate of inspection
applied for on or before March 1 of each year
Section 467 - Liability Insurance.
No person shall operate an amusement ride unless at the time there exists
a policy of insurance in an amount of not less than One Million Dollars.
Amusement Ride/Device Inspection Criteria
- All air supported structures shall meet the requirements as outlined
- No toy grade air supported structures shall be allowed for use as a
- All air supported devices shall be anchored per manufacturers
- All ground stakes/anchors shall be of sufficient depth to prevent
movement of the device at the maximum allowed operational wind speed.
- No more than two tie down ropes shall be attached to any one tie
- All tie down ropes/straps attached to the device must be used.
- In lieu of tie down stakes/anchors, a minimum of 75 lbs weight must
be attached to each tie down. The weight used shall be of sufficient
amount to prevent movement of the device at the maximum allowed
operational wind speed.
- In lieu of tie down stakes/anchors, sand bags, water barrels, metal
weights may be used.
No concrete or cinder blocks will be allowed.
7 . No tie downs to motor vehicles shall be allowed.
8. Ropes, tethers and tie downs shall be sufficiently strong
enough to prevent breakage. The recommended size is ½ "
solid-braided polypropylene with a tensile strength of 3700 or 370
lb test rated.
- Each device shall have the proper number of blowers and proper horse
power as stated in themanufacturers specifications.
- Each blower shall be of the proper horse power to properly maintain
inflation of the device. All blowers, extension cords, electrical boxes
shall meet the requirements of the most current National Electrical
- All blowers shall have a Ground Fault Interrupters (GFI) in the
- Structures shall not have any tears that would allow the structure
- Structures shall be free of any slip or trip hazards.
- Duct tape shall not be allowed to make any major repair to a
- Structures shall be of a design that prevents the structure from
collapsing rapidly onto a patron during a power failure.
- The owner/operator shall document that the device is
inspected daily before operation. A log shall be maintained indicating
any repairs made.
- The owner/operator shall provide a sufficient number of operators to
insure safe operation.
- The owner/operator shall have an emergency action plan in place to
cover accidents/incidents, foul weather, guest illness. All operators
shall be trained in this plan.
- On outdoor operations, an Inflatable shall not operate when weather
conditions make operations unsafe, i.e. high winds, thunderstorms. An
Inflatable shall not be operated in wind speeds above the manufacturers
- All staff shall be identifiable by uniform or tag.
- Signage with the rules of the Inflatable shall be placed at the
entrance or shall be provided in each renters packet. These rules shall
include all rules recommended by the manufacturer of the Inflatable as
well as all signage required by the Oklahoma Department of Labor. The
signage shall include but is not limited to any minimum or maximum
height and/or weight.
In addition to the above guidelines, the owner of a rental Inflatable
Amusement Device shall maintain and provide to the Oklahoma Department of
Labor proof of the following upon request:
- A training program for the renter, to provide for the proper
operation of the device.
- A copy of the operation's manual and/or videos, used as training
manuals for each rental period.
- A signed statement by each renter documenting he/she has received
and understands the proper operating procedures and the rules and
regulations pertaining to the device rented.
- The name of the rental company shall be displayed on each rental
Inflatable Amusement Device.
- Proof of insurance for all rental Inflatable Amusement Devices.
Safety Standards Division
State Department of Labor
4001 N. Lincoln Boulevard
City, OK 73105-5212
TELEPHONE: (405) 528-1500 ext. 242
(405) 528-5751 and (405) 525-0252
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