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The following is a summary of Virginia'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.

13 VAC 5-31-40. Incorporated standards

1. The operator of an amusement device shall be at least 16 years of age

2. The amusement device shall be attended by an operator at all times during operation

3. The operator of an amusement device shall not be (i) under the influence of any drugs which may affect the operator's judgment or ability to assure the safety of the public or (ii) under the influence of alcohol

 

13 VAC 5-31-70. Inspections.

The owner or operator of an amusement device shall be permitted to engage a private inspector to provide the necessary inspections for obtaining a certificate of inspection for an amusement device. If a private inspector is to be used, the owner or operator shall notify the responsible local building department as soon as practical. If a private inspector is not to be used, the owner or operator shall give reasonable notice to the responsible local building department when an inspection for issuing a certificate of inspection is sought. The owner or operator may designate the specific day for the inspection to take place provided it is during the local building department's normal work week.

13 VAC 5-31-80. Owner or operator responsibilities.

In addition to other applicable requirements of this chapter, the owner or operator of an amusement device or devices shall be responsible for the following:

1. Submitting a permit application to the responsible local building department at least five days before a permit to operate, or renewal of a permit to operate, is sought.

2. Submitting an application for modification of any provision of this chapter when a modification is sought due to practical difficulties involved in complying with this chapter. The application for modification shall include documentation outlining the practical difficulties and method proposed to protect the public health, safety and welfare;

3. Submitting to the responsible local building department proof of liability insurance of an amount not less than $500,000 per occurrence

4. Obtaining a permit to operate from the responsible local building department prior to operation or obtaining the renewal of a permit to operate when necessary prior to continued operation.

7. Obtaining a certificate of inspection from the responsible local building department (i) prior to initial operation; (ii) prior to operation following a major modification; (iii) prior to each seasonal operation; (iv) at least once a year if operated more than seasonally; and (v) prior to resuming operation following an order from the local building department to cease operation.

8. Ceasing operation upon receipt of a temporary order to cease operation issued by the responsible local building department.

13 VAC 5-31-90. Accidents.

In the event of an accident involving serious injury or death the owner or operator shall:

1. Contact the responsible local building department as soon as practical, but not later than the next work day;

2. Cease operation until the responsible local building department approves resuming operation, except that approval from the responsible local building department for resuming operation is not required if the investigation required by subdivision 3 of this section provides reasonable evidence that the serious injury or death was not related to malfunction or improper operation;

3. Conduct an investigation to include (i) an examination of the accident scene; (ii) an interview of any witnesses or persons involved in the accident; and (iii) compiling a written report. The report shall contain a summary of the investigation and a description of the device involved, including the name of the manufacturer, the serial number and the date of manufacture, if available; and

4. Submit the investigation report to the responsible local building department within 24 hours after the time of the accident except that if its office is closed during the 24-hour period, the report shall be submitted within four hours after the office reopens.

PART VII. INFLATABLE AMUSEMENT DEVICES. 13 VAC 5-31-200. General Requirements.

In addition to other applicable requirements of this chapter, inflatable amusement devices shall be operated, maintained and inspected in accordance with ASTM F2374.
Contact Information
State Building Code Office
Commonwealth of Virginia
501 North Second Street
Richmond, VA 23219
TELEPHONE: (804) 371-7160
FAX: (804) 371-7092

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