Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-34.1
Amusement Ride Safety Act

SECTION 23-34.1-8

§ 23-34.1-8. Electrical equipment, service and permit.

(a) All electrical equipment, wiring and installation shall comply with State Electric Code, SBC-5.

(b) It shall be the responsibility of the owner or manager of the amusement company to obtain written approval of the electrical service and equipment hookup from the building officials of the city or town in which the amusement is located prior to the licensing inspection. The electrical permit application shall be submitted to the city or town at least fourteen (14) days prior to the scheduled arrival of the amusement device(s) to the location designated for operation within a carnival.

(c) In the event that the building official is unavailable to inspect the electrical service and equipment hookup, the following emergency provisions shall apply:

(1) The building official in the city or town shall contact building officials in neighboring cities or towns to arrange for an inspection.

(2) In the event that an inspection by local government was not possible to arrange, the owner or manager of the amusement company must obtain a certification from a class A electrical contractor that the electrical service and equipment hookup complies with the standards set forth in subsection (a) of this section; and

(3) The certifying electrician shall not be the person or a person, from the same firm, who installed the electrical service or equipment hookup.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1997, ch. 79, § 2; P.L. 2002, ch. 317, § 1.)