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SPS 334.24(7)(a)(a) Handrails shall be provided on both sides of all ramps with a slope of more than 1:12. The handrails shall be located between 30 and 34 inches above the ramp surface.
SPS 334.24(7)(b)1.1. Except as provided in subd. 2., ramps with a slope of 1:4 shall not exceed 24 inches in width.
SPS 334.24(7)(b)2. 2. If the amusement ride has a ramp with a slope of 1:4 and a width greater than 24 inches, the department may grant an exception if an equivalent degree of safety is provided.
SPS 334.24(7)(c)1.1. Except as provided in subd. 2., ramps shall not have a slope greater than 1:4.
SPS 334.24(7)(c)2. 2. If the amusement ride has a ramp slope steeper than 1:4, the department may grant an exception if an equivalent degree of safety is provided.
SPS 334.24 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1992, No. 434, eff. 3-1-92; CR 02-127: am. (1), (3) (a) 2., (4) (e), (5) (b), (7) (b) 2. and (c) 2. Register May 2003 No. 569, eff. 6-1-03; CR 08-054: cr. (3) (e), (f) and (6) (d) 5., am. (6) (d) 1. Register December 2008 No. 636, eff. 1-1-09.
SPS 334.25 SPS 334.25 Guarding.
SPS 334.25(1)(1) General. All hazardous parts, such as pinch points, shear points and in-going nips, of amusement rides shall be enclosed, barricaded or otherwise arranged to effectively prevent injury of the passenger in accordance with recognized safe practice.
SPS 334.25(2) (2)Guard removal. Guards removed for any purpose shall be replaced before normal operation is resumed.
SPS 334.25(3) (3)Hair and clothing. Hair guards or cover guards shall be provided to prevent hair or clothing from being caught in operating equipment of ferris-type wheels.
SPS 334.25(4) (4)Wheels and levers. Wheels and levers used by frequenters in the control of the action of the amusement ride shall be designed and maintained to prevent pinches, strains, abrasions and body actions that could result in injuries. Wheels and levers shall be padded. Wheels shall have a solid center in lieu of spokes.
SPS 334.25(5) (5)Hot surfaces. Surfaces having a temperature in excess of 110ºF shall be guarded or located to prevent bodily contact.
SPS 334.25 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1992, No. 434, eff. 3-1-92; CR 02-127: am. (1) and (4) Register May 2003 No. 569, eff. 6-1-03; CR 08-054: am. (1) Register December 2008 No. 636, eff. 1-1-09.
SPS 334.26 SPS 334.26 Special controls. When the operator of an amusement ride cannot clearly see all loading and unloading areas, special devices or special procedures shall be provided in accordance with one of the following:
SPS 334.26(1) (1) Class 1 amusement rides that have loading or unloading areas which cannot be clearly seen by the operator shall be equipped with a bell or similar audible warning device. The warning device shall be sounded prior to each operation.
SPS 334.26 Note Note: An example of this type of ride is a merry-go-round.
SPS 334.26(2) (2) Class 2 amusement rides that have loading or unloading areas which cannot be clearly seen by the operator shall be equipped with mirrors or other devices which provide the operator with full visibility of all such areas.
SPS 334.26(3) (3) Class 2 amusement rides that have loading or unloading areas which cannot be clearly seen by the operator shall be operated only when an authorized attendant is stationed so that all loading and unloading areas are visible to the attendant. When an attendant is required, communication with the operator shall be made when it is safe to start the amusement ride. A control interlock, such as a kill switch, shall be provided for the attendant to stop the amusement ride in case of an emergency. The attendant shall be at least 18 years old.
SPS 334.26 Note Note: Examples of this type of ride are himalaya-type rides and flying bobs.
SPS 334.26 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1992, No. 434, eff. 3-1-92; CR 02-127: am. (2) (b) and (3) Register May 2003 No. 569, eff. 6-1-03; CR 08-054: r. and recr. Register December 2008 No. 636, eff. 1-1-09.
SPS 334.27 SPS 334.27 Identification.
SPS 334.27(1)(1) General. Unique identification of each amusement ride and each passenger-carrying device, and operational information to facilitate the department's inspection, shall be provided to the department as required under this section.
SPS 334.27(2) (2)Ride identification.
SPS 334.27(2)(a)(a) Information required in this section shall be clear, legible and permanent, such as die-stamped on the frame or included on a permanent plate securely attached to the amusement ride.
SPS 334.27(2)(b) (b) Amusement rides shall be identified by their original name, model number and serial number. In the absence of such information, the owners shall provide unique identification of their own choice sufficient to properly identify the amusement ride.
SPS 334.27(2)(d) (d) When available, the manufacturer's name and address shall be provided.
SPS 334.27(3) (3)Passenger-carrying device identification.
SPS 334.27(3)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), each passenger-carrying device on an amusement ride shall be identified by a permanent number or manufacturer's decal, at least one inch in height and located in a conspicuous place. Permanent ink markers are not acceptable.
SPS 334.27(3)(b) (b) The identification provisions under par. (a) are not required for a coin-operated single passenger amusement ride.
SPS 334.27 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1992, No. 434, eff. 3-1-92; CR 02-127: am. Register May 2003 No. 569, eff. 6-1-03; CR 08-054: CR 08-054: r. (2) (c), renum. (3) to be (3) (a) and am., cr. (3) (b) Register December 2008 No. 636, eff. 1-1-09.
SPS 334.285 SPS 334.285 Chair lifts and sky rides.
SPS 334.285(1) (1) Safety bar or belt. Each carrier of a lift system used as an amusement ride shall be equipped with a safety bar or belt that will not open under forward pressure. The safety bar or belt shall be utilized when a passenger occupies the carrier.
SPS 334.285(2) (2)Design, construction and operation. Chairlifts, sky rides and gondola systems shall be designed, constructed and operated as specified in ch. SPS 333 for the actual use condition including operating the system at full load condition while traveling in both directions.
SPS 334.285 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1992, No. 434, eff. 3-1-92; correction in (2) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register June 2002 No. 558; CR 02-127: am. (1) Register May 2003 No. 569, eff. 6-1-03; CR 08-054: am. (1) Register December 2008 No. 636, eff. 1-1-09; correction in (2) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672.
subch. VI of ch. SPS 334 Subchapter VI — Erection, Operation and Maintenance
SPS 334.29 SPS 334.29 Location.
SPS 334.29(1)(1) Stability. Amusement rides shall not be located or erected where water, unstable soil or similar conditions could cause movement or tip-over.
SPS 334.29(2) (2)Electric power lines. Amusement rides shall be located to provide at least 10 feet of clearance from any uninsulated overhead electric power line energized to more than 50 volts, but less than or equal to 50,000 volts. For lines energized to more than 50,000 volts, the minimum clearance shall be increased 0.4 inch for each 1,000 volts over 50,000.
SPS 334.29 Note Note: See ch. SPS 316 for additional information.
SPS 334.29(3) (3)Distance between amusement rides and other objects.
SPS 334.29(3)(a)(a) The minimum distance between amusement rides shall be such that the closest points on the passenger-carrying devices on adjacent amusement rides are at least 6 feet apart when both are in the position that brings them closest to each other.
SPS 334.29(3)(b)1.1. Except as provided in subd. 2., the minimum distance between passenger-carrying devices of amusement rides and fixed objects which are not part or associated with the amusement ride or fences shall be at least 4 feet.
SPS 334.29(3)(b)2. 2. The separation distances under subd. 1., do not apply to bumper cars, bumper boats and go karts.
SPS 334.29 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1992, No. 434, eff. 3-1-92; CR 02-127: am. (1) and (2) Register May 2003 No. 569, eff. 6-1-03; CR 08-054: am. (2), renum. (3) (b) to be (3) (b) 1. and am., cr. (3) (b) 2. Register December 2008 No. 636, eff. 1-1-09.
SPS 334.30 SPS 334.30 Assembly and disassembly. The assembly and disassembly of an amusement ride shall be done by or under the supervision of an authorized person. Unauthorized persons shall not be permitted in the work area.
SPS 334.30 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1992, No. 434, eff. 3-1-92; CR 02-127: am. Register May 2003 No. 569, eff. 6-1-03.
SPS 334.31 SPS 334.31 Control of operation.
SPS 334.31(1) (1) Authorized operators.
SPS 334.31(1)(a)(a) The operation of an amusement ride shall be by an authorized person at least 18 years of age except for any of the following rides:
SPS 334.31(1)(a)1. 1. Passenger-operated or passenger-controlled rides.
SPS 334.31(1)(a)2. 2. Electrically-powered, coin-operated class 1 amusement rides having a maximum capacity of 6 passengers.
SPS 334.31 Note Note: See s. DWD 270.12, Wis. Adm. Code, concerning hazardous occupations prohibited to all minors.
SPS 334.31(1)(b)1.1. Amusement ride operators shall be in the immediate vicinity of the operating controls during the operating cycle of the amusement ride.
SPS 334.31(1)(b)2. 2. The operators shall keep the controls under their direct supervision at all times during normal operation of the amusement rides.
SPS 334.31(1)(b)3. 3. The operators shall watch to prevent dangerous actions by the passengers and to detect apparent mechanical failure of the amusement rides.
SPS 334.31(1)(c) (c) All control devices shall be guarded against accidental operation.
SPS 334.31(2) (2)Passenger-controlled amusement rides.
SPS 334.31(2)(a)(a) Passenger-operated or passenger-controlled amusement rides shall have the controls located where they are readily available for use whenever the amusement ride is in operation.
SPS 334.31(2)(b) (b) Clear verbal or written instructions, or both, for controlling the amusement ride shall be given to all passengers.
SPS 334.31(3) (3)Accidental or mischievous operation.
SPS 334.31(3)(a)(a) A means to minimize accidental or mischievous operation of amusement rides shall be provided.
SPS 334.31(3)(b) (b) Unattended amusement ride controls shall be arranged to prevent accidental or mischievous operation.
SPS 334.31(4) (4)Automatic restart prohibited. All amusement rides powered by electric motors shall be equipped and maintained with devices to prevent automatic restart after power failure, including magnetic starters, magnetic switches and pneumatic clutches.
SPS 334.31(5) (5)Operation. An amusement ride may not be operated beyond the speed and capacity as specified by the manufacturer. When the manufacturer's specifications are unknown, the operation limits shall be established by owner through engineering analysis or other means approved by the department.
SPS 334.31(6) (6)Training. An amusement ride owner shall provide training for ride operators and attendants. The owner shall maintain record of the training and shall make the record available to the department upon request.
SPS 334.31 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1992, No. 434, eff. 3-1-92; CR 02-127: am. (4) Register May 2003 No. 569, eff. 6-1-03; CR 08-054: r. and recr. (1), am. (4), cr. (5) and (6) Register December 2008 No. 636, eff. 1-1-09.
SPS 334.32 SPS 334.32 Electrical.
SPS 334.32(1)(1) General.
SPS 334.32(1)(a)(a) The installation of electric and communication conductors and equipment in conjunction with amusement rides shall comply with the provisions of ch. SPS 316.
SPS 334.32 Note Note: The National Fire Protection Association Standard 70—National Electrical Code (NEC) is adopted by reference in ch. SPS 316.
SPS 334.32(1)(b) (b) Live parts of electric equipment operating at 50 volts or more shall be guarded against accidental contact by enclosure or by locating the equipment as follows:
SPS 334.32(1)(b)1. 1. In a room or enclosure that is accessible only to authorized persons; or
SPS 334.32(1)(b)2. 2. Elevated 8 feet or more above the ground, floor or other level accessible to frequenters.
SPS 334.32(1)(c) (c) All wiring located within 8 feet of the ground, floor or other level accessible to frequenters shall consist of conductors in conduit, type-SO power cables or the equivalent.
SPS 334.32(1)(d) (d) Any equipment or wiring known to be defective so as to endanger life or property shall be promptly repaired, permanently disconnected or isolated until repairs can be made.
SPS 334.32(1)(e) (e) Cables and conductors entering boxes or fittings shall be protected from abrasion. Openings through which cables or conductors enter shall be restricted to that size necessary for the cable or conductor size.
SPS 334.32(1)(f) (f) The voltage of exposed dark ride tracks or electric train tracks shall not exceed 50 volts.
SPS 334.32(2) (2)Outdoor equipment and wiring.
SPS 334.32(2)(a)(a) Open overhead conductors shall be installed with a minimum vertical clearance of 18 feet over spaces where vehicles may travel and 12 feet over spaces accessible to pedestrians only.
SPS 334.32(2)(b) (b) In locations where vehicles and frequenters regularly travel, cables shall be protected with mats, planks or other approved devices.
SPS 334.32 Note Note: Section 525.20 (D) of the National Electrical Code adopted under ch. SPS 316 states: "Flexible cords or cables shall be continuous without splice or tap between boxes or fittings."
SPS 334.32 Note Note: See s. SPS 334.29 (2) for additional information.
SPS 334.32(3) (3)Grounding. Noncurrent-carrying metal parts of equipment, raceways, and other enclosures shall be grounded by an equipment grounding conductor contained within the same raceway, cable, or cord or otherwise run with the circuit conductors.
SPS 334.32 Note Note: See NEC 250 for additional information.
SPS 334.32(4) (4)Overcurrent protection of conductors and motors.
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