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§3005-07 Posted Warnings and Restrictions
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(a) General restrictions. When the operation and use of an amusement device is subject to restrictions imposed by the manufacturer, such restrictions must be clearly posted next to the amusement device. Additional restrictions may also be imposed by the commissioner in order to ensure safe operation of the amusement device.
(b) Height and guardian restrictions. The owner or amusement park operator must post a list of the manufacturer recommended minimum height restrictions and any guardian restrictions for all amusement devices. The commissioner reserves the right to modify the height restriction and/or guardian restriction of any amusement device.
(c) Warning signs.
(1) Where an amusement device exposes a passenger to high speed, substantial centrifugal or gravitational force, or when directed by the commissioner, the owner or amusement park operator must post a prominent warning sign at the entrance to the amusement device advising the public of the risks to passengers. The sign must be at least 2 feet by 2 feet (610 mm by 610 mm), with the message displayed in a color that is sharply contrasting to the background. The sign must read as follows or express an equivalent warning:
"THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE SHOULD NOT RIDE THIS AMUSEMENT DEVICE:
People under the influence of alcohol.
People under the influence of drugs or medications that could impair judgment.
People with heart conditions.
People with disabilities that may interfere with their safety during the operation of the
People with motion sickness.
People with any physical ailments that could be aggravated by this amusement device."
(2) The following additional signs must be installed where applicable for the amusement device, or as directed by the commissioner:
(i) "Passengers must remain seated until the amusement device comes to a complete stop!"
(ii) "No Standing!"
(3) The following signs must be installed on all amusement devices:
(i) "No Smoking!"
(ii) "No Food or Drink!"
(iii) "No Cell Phone Use!"
(4) Special amusement buildings must also have the following signs installed:
(i) Capacity signs indicating the number of persons who may safely occupy the space. Where the occupancy of the space is seventy-five (75) or more persons, the sign must comply with Section 1024.1.2 of the Building Code, Public Assembly.
(ii) Illuminated exit signs. Such signs must comply with Section BC 411 and all other Building Code provisions in effect at the time of construction of the building or structure.
(iii) No smoking or open flame. A sign stating: "NO SMOKING OR OPEN FLAME," must be prominently posted at all entrances.
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