SPS 334.45(3)(f) (f) Any pole, post or solid obstruction that may be accidentally struck shall be protected by a resilient, energy-absorbing system.
SPS 334.45(3)(g) (g) Fire extinguishers with a minimum 10-B:C rating shall be conspicuously located within 50 feet of the pit area and fueling point.
SPS 334.45(4) (4)Operation requirements.
SPS 334.45(4)(a)(a) The attendants shall be able to clearly view the entire course.
SPS 334.45(4)(b) (b) The refueling of vehicles may not take place in any area where frequenters are present.
SPS 334.45 Note Note: Fuel storage and fueling operations are regulated under ch. ATCP 93, Flammable, Combustible and Hazardous Liquids.
SPS 334.45(4)(c) (c) During nighttime operation, track lighting with a minimum lighting level of 5 footcandles at the track surface shall be provided.
SPS 334.45(4)(d) (d) A means shall be provided to safely alert the drivers of the vehicles to a caution situation or to stop the vehicles in case of an emergency.
SPS 334.45(4)(e) (e) Smoking shall not be permitted while operating a vehicle or in the pit area.
SPS 334.45(4)(f) (f) Vehicles shall not be operated with more than one person per seat unless the vehicle is designed for such operation by the vehicle manufacturer.
SPS 334.45(5) (5)Signs.
SPS 334.45(5)(a)(a) A conspicuous sign shall be posted at the ticket window or track entrance indicating at least the following information:
SPS 334.45(5)(a)1. 1. Minimum height of 52 inches for a driver of a standard go-kart.
SPS 334.45(5)(a)2. 2. To start and stop only at the attendant's signal.
SPS 334.45(5)(a)3. 3. To stay in the vehicle while on the track.
SPS 334.45(5)(a)4. 4. Loose clothing and hair longer than shoulder length must be secured.
SPS 334.45(5)(a)5. 5. To obey verbal instructions of the attendant.
SPS 334.45(5)(b) (b) A conspicuous sign shall be posted at the boarding or starting area indicating at least the following information:
SPS 334.45(5)(b)1. 1. To keep hands and feet inside the vehicle.
SPS 334.45(5)(b)2. 2. To obey the attendant's signals.
SPS 334.45(5)(b)3. 3. Bumping, stopping or U-turns on the track are not allowed.
SPS 334.45(5)(b)4. 4. To stay on the track surface.
SPS 334.45(5)(b)5. 5. To stay in the vehicle in the parking area until released by the attendant.
SPS 334.45(5)(b)6. 6. No smoking in the pit area or while operating a vehicle.
SPS 334.45(5)(c) (c) A conspicuous sign shall be posted at the unloading area indicating that the driver is to remain seated until released by the attendant.
SPS 334.45 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1992, No. 434, eff. 3-1-92; CR 02-127: cr. (4) (f) Register May 2003 No. 569, eff. 6-1-03; correction in (4) (b) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672; correction in (4) (b) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2013 No. 696; CR 14-010: am. (4) (b) Register August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14; correction in (4) (b) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register August 2014 No. 704.
subch. VIII of ch. SPS 334 Subchapter VIII — Bungee Jumping
SPS 334.55 SPS 334.55Scope and application.
SPS 334.55(1) (1)Scope. This subchapter applies to the site, equipment, personnel, operating procedures and emergency provisions for bungee jumping. This subchapter applies in addition to all other applicable requirements in this chapter.
SPS 334.55(2) (2)Prohibited jumping. Bungee jumping from cranes, bridges or hot air balloons is prohibited. Stunt jumping, sandbagging and tandem jumping are also prohibited. Catapulting is prohibited when an overhead obstruction exists which may impact or otherwise strike the person, thereby posing a hazard.
SPS 334.55 History History: Cr. Register, January, 1994, No. 457, eff. 2-1-94; CR 02-127: am. (2) Register May 2003 No. 569, eff. 6-1-03.
SPS 334.56 SPS 334.56Definitions. In this subchapter:
SPS 334.56(1) (1) “Air bag" means a device which cradles the body and which uses an air release breather system to dissipate the energy due to a fall, thereby allowing the person to land without an abrupt stop or bounce.
SPS 334.56(2) (2) “Binding" means the material used to hold the bungee cord threads in place.
SPS 334.56(3) (3) “Bungee cord" means the elastic rope to which the jumper is attached and which lengthens and shortens to produce the bouncing action.
SPS 334.56(4) (4) “Bungee jumping" means a procedure where a person free falls from a height and the descent is limited by attachment to a bungee cord.
SPS 334.56(5) (5) “Catapulting" means a procedure where a person is held on the ground while the bungee cord is stretched, and when the person is released, he or she is propelled upwards.
SPS 334.56 Note Note: Catapulting is also referred to as launching or reverse jumping.
SPS 334.56(6) (6) “Dynamic load" means the load placed on the rigging and attachments by the initial free fall of the jumper and the bouncing movements of the jumper.
SPS 334.56(7) (7) “Equipment" means power or manually operated devices used to raise, lower and hold loads.
SPS 334.56(8) (8) “Failure" means breakage, separation of components, or the point where the ultimate strength is exceeded.
SPS 334.56(9) (9) “Hoist" or “hoisting" means all functions such as lowering, lifting, swinging or suspending a platform.
SPS 334.56(10) (10) “Jump harness" means an assembly which is worn by a jumper and attached to a bungee cord.
SPS 334.56(11) (11) “Jump height" means the distance from the jump platform to the bottom of the jump zone.
SPS 334.56(12) (12) “Jump master" means a person who has responsibility for the bungee jumping operation and who prepares the jumper for the actual jump.
SPS 334.56(13) (13) “Jump operator" means a person who assists the jump master to prepare a jumper for jumping and operates the lowering system.
SPS 334.56(14) (14) “Jump zone" means the space bounded by the maximum designed movements of the jumper or any part of the jumper.
SPS 334.56(15) (15) “Jumper" means the person who falls or jumps from a height when attached to a bungee cord.
SPS 334.56(16) (16) “Landing area" means the surface area of a net, air bag or water where the jumper lands.
SPS 334.56(17) (17) “Lowering system" means any manual or mechanical equipment capable of lowering a jumper to the designated landing area.
SPS 334.56(18) (18) “Maximum intended load" means the total load of all persons, tools, materials and other loads reasonably anticipated to be applied to a platform or platform component at any one time.
SPS 334.56(19) (19) “Platform" means the area attached to a structure from which the jumper falls or jumps.
SPS 334.56(20) (20) “Rigging system" means the bungee cord plus any webbing or rope connected to the bungee cord.
SPS 334.56(21) (21) “Recovery area" means an area next to the landing area, where the jumper may recover from the jump before returning to the public area.
SPS 334.56(22) (22) “Safety harness" means an approved assembly to be worn by an operator and which is designed to be attached to a lanyard and prevent the jump site operator from falling.
SPS 334.56(23) (23) “Safety space" means a space extending beyond the jump zone as a safety factor.
SPS 334.56(24) (24) “Sandbagging" means the practice of a jumper holding onto any object, including another person, during the initial descent after jumping off of a platform, for the purpose of exerting more force on the bungee cord in order to stretch it further, and then releasing the object at the bottom of the jump causing the jumper to rebound with more force than could be created by the jumper's weight alone.
SPS 334.56(25) (25) “Site operating manual" means the document containing the procedures and forms for the operation of all bungee jumping activities and equipment.
SPS 334.56(26) (26) “Structure" means the apparatus supporting the platform.
SPS 334.56(27) (27) “Tandem jumping" means the practice of 2 people harnessed together while jumping simultaneously from the same jump platform.
SPS 334.56 History History: Cr. Register, January, 1994, No. 457, eff. 2-1-94; CR 02-127: am. (5) Register May 2003 No. 569, eff. 6-1-03.
SPS 334.57 SPS 334.57Site and operating approval. Plans, specifications and site operating manuals for all bungee jumping operations shall be submitted to the department before construction commences as specified in s. SPS 334.05.
SPS 334.57 History History: Cr. Register, January, 1994, No. 457, eff. 2-1-94; correction made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672.
SPS 334.58 SPS 334.58Safety space.
SPS 334.58(1) (1)Side safety space. Each bungee jump site shall maintain a side safety space of 30 feet in all directions.
SPS 334.58(2) (2)Jumps over water. Where jumps occur over water, the water shall be at least 9 feet deep. The vertical safety space shall be at least 60 inches above the water. However, if the depth of the water is greater than 9 feet, no vertical safety space is needed.
SPS 334.58(3) (3)Jumps over land. Where jumps occur over land, an air bag or net shall be used. The vertical safety space shall be at least 5 feet or 5 percent of the jump height above the air bag or net, whichever is greater.
SPS 334.58 History History: Cr. Register, January, 1994, No. 457, eff. 2-1-94.
SPS 334.59 SPS 334.59Platforms.
SPS 334.59(1) (1)Platform loading.
SPS 334.59(1)(a)(a) The safe working load of the platform shall be determined by the maximum weight on the platform at any one time, with a safety factor of at least 5 times the rated load capacity of the platform.
SPS 334.59(1)(b) (b) The platform shall not be loaded in excess of its rated load capacity.
SPS 334.59(1)(c) (c) The number of persons occupying the platform shall not exceed the number required for the jump, plus one observer.
SPS 334.59(1)(d) (d) Materials and tools shall be secured to prevent displacement, and they shall be evenly distributed within the confines of the platform when the platform is suspended.
SPS 334.59(2) (2)Attachment devices. When the platform is not an integral part of the structure, the attachment devices and the part of the structure to which they are attached shall have a safety factor of at least 5 times the rated load capacity of the platform.
SPS 334.59(3) (3)Surface. The platform shall have a non-slip surface.
SPS 334.59(4) (4)Anchor points. The platform shall have anchor points for safety harnesses, designed and placed to best suit the movements of anyone on the platform.
SPS 334.59(5) (5)Fence. The platform shall be equipped with a permanent fence at least 42 inches high. The fence shall be enclosed at least from the toeboard to mid-rail with either solid construction or expanded metal having openings no greater than 1/2 inch.
SPS 334.59(6) (6)Gate. There shall be a gate across the point at which the jumper leaves the platform, and it shall remain closed when a jumper is not present. The gate shall be equipped with a restraining device to prevent accidental opening.
SPS 334.59(7) (7)Grab rail. A grab rail shall be installed inside the entire perimeter of the platform.
SPS 334.59(8) (8)Headroom. Headroom shall be provided to allow persons to stand upright in the platform.
SPS 334.59(9) (9)Identification plate. The platform shall be conspicuously posted with a plate or other permanent marking to indicate the weight of the platform and its rated load capacity.
SPS 334.59 History History: Cr. Register, January, 1994, No. 457, eff. 2-1-94.
SPS 334.60 SPS 334.60Structures and towers.
SPS 334.60(1) (1)Rope. In a human-powered retrieval system or in a friction lowering system, an 11 mm or larger static or dynamic rock climbing rope shall be used.
SPS 334.60(2) (2)Locking mechanism. In a human-powered retrieval system, an approved locking mechanism, such as an ascender or jumar, shall be used to stop and hold the jumper in one place once the applied force on the retrieval rope is removed.
SPS 334.60(3) (3)Constant pressure switch. In a friction lowering system, there shall be a constant pressure switch or locking mechanism that will stop the lowering action of the system if the person in charge of lowering the jumper becomes unable to perform the lowering duties safely.
SPS 334.60(4) (4)Cord attachment. Bungee cords shall be attached at all times to the structure when the cords are in the connection area.
SPS 334.60(5) (5)Lowering system. The system for lowering the jumper to the landing pad shall be operated by either the jump operator or jump master.
Published under s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is always current. The Register date on each page is the date the chapter was last published.