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The following is a summary of
Wisconsin'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.
Chapter Comm 34 AMUSEMENT RIDES
Comm 34.02 Assignment of classification of amusement rides. (p2)
(1) GENERAL. The department shall classify amusement rides into
one of the 4 classifications
Comm 34.03 Amusement ride classifications (p.2)
(1) CLASS 1. Class 1 shall consist of amusement rides that are
properly designed, constructed and maintained to move passengers in a mild manner.
Note: Examples of class 1 amusement rides include but
are not limited to:
Air Pillow (Moonwalk)
Comm 34.04 Registration of amusement rides. (p. 2 & 3)
(1) GENERAL. All class 1 and class 2 amusement rides shall
be registered annually.
fees shall be paid and the amusement rides shall
be registered prior to being opened to the public. All registrations, regardless
of date of issuance, shall expire on December 31 of each year.
Comm 34.08 Department inspections.(p.4)
(2) Every amusement ride shall be subject to an inspection at least once
Comm 34.09 Fees. (p.4)
Fees for the registration of amusement rides, plan examination
and approvals, inspections, petitions for variance and miscellaneous administrative
functions shall be submitted at the time the application for registration
or approval is submitted
Comm 34.15 Periodic inspections and operational tests. (p.4)
The owner shall arrange for all amusement rides to be subjected to periodic inspections
and operational tests documented by written records
(2) A visual
inspection for defects of the amusement ride shall be made at assembly of the
(3) Amusement rides shall be inspected and their operation
tested each day before use by frequenters.
Comm 34.16 Nondestructive tests. (p.4)
(a) nondestructive tests of all class 1 and class 2 amusement rides
shall be performed every 3 years or 3,000 hours of operation, or at testing
intervals required by the manufacturer.
(3) The nondestructive test
shall be performed by a level II technician or by a professional engineer. The
test method and results shall be documented, maintained, and made available to
Comm 34.18 Record keeping. (p.4 & 5)
the following records shall be kept and retained by the amusement ride owner
Inspections at time of assembly
(b) Daily inspections
and operational tests
(c) Nondestructive tests
hours of operation since the last nondestructive test *The hours of operation should be recorded after each use to maintain a current running
total from the last nondestructive test.
An authorized person shall sign the records to attest to their accuracy.
Records for at least the 30 previous days of operation and the
most recent nondestructive tests shall be kept with the amusement ride.
records shall be kept at least 7 years.
Comm 34.41 Accident reporting.(p.12)
Injuries to frequenters caused by amusement rides that require more
than first aid treatment shall be reported by the owner within 2 business days
of the injury.
Department of Commerce
Public Sector Safety & Mines
P.O. Box 2538
W. Washington Ave.
Madison, WI 53701-2538
TELEPHONE: (608) 261-2503
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