Safety Standards for Amusement Rides and Devices
There are no mandatory national safety standards for U.S. amusement rides, but the amusement ride industry has developed an extensive suite of consensus safety standards through the ASTM F-24 committee. State and local rules, where they exist, may reference ASTM industry standards, government-drafted requirements, or a combination of both.
The ASTM F-24 committee is responsible for standards related to amusement rides and devices. This includes waterslides, inflatables, go-karts, ziplines and challenge courses, trampoline courts, and a growing list of commercially-operated amusement experiences.
ASTM standards for amusement rides are used globally as well, and there are a few other standards organizations that develop safety protocols for the European Union and other international jurisdictions.