Includes: bungee rides, go-karts, inflatable amusement devices, wave pools and water slides, and climbing walls.
Excludes: non-mechanized playground equipment (slides, trampolines) unless a fee is charged.
Permanent rides or attractions must be inspected every 6 months. Portable rides and attractions must be inspected every time they are set up.
Note: Effective July 24, 2019, inflatables, self-contained mobile playgrounds, climbing walls and other patron-propelled amusement rides are to be inspected annually instead of every 6 months. It also provides that an insurance company inspection is not required for inflatables.
Accidents are investigated by Arkansas Dept. of Labor.
Mechanical, electrical, or structural defects directly affecting patron safety for which the ride is closed to patron use for more than 3 hours must be reported to the state within 24 hours. Accidents involving death or serious injury requiring immediate in-patient hospitalization must be reported within 4 hours.
January 17, 2020