14C-11-010  Standards.
(a)   All mechanical amusement riding devices shall be:
(1)   Built of the material hereinafter enumerated, or of other materials approved by the authority having jurisdiction,
(2)   Substantially constructed and designed to withstand shocks and to afford adequate protection for passengers riding thereon;
(3)   Designed and built to meet the structural requirements prescribed elsewhere in the building code and guyed suitable to withstand wind pressure and unbalanced load. Footings, blocking and outriggers shall be secured so as to be stable under all operating conditions.
(4)   Provided with the following safety elements:
(A)   Handrails, handles, safety straps or other protective devices of suitable design shall be provided in all cars of roller coasters, scenic railways, ferris wheels, ships and other riding, sliding, rotating and rolling devices of similar type.
(B)   Each horse on a merry-go-round shall be equipped with a stirrup and a bridle, also a strap on the horse rod to snap or buckle under the arms of the rider.
(C)   Automatic handle bars shall be installed where vertical thrust is encountered.
(D)   On an open structure, catwalks shall be provided for emergency and maintenance purposes.
(b)   No mechanical amusement riding device shall be overcrowded or loaded in excess of its rated safe carrying capacity or safe operating speed.
(c)   All internal combustion engines used in driving mechanical amusement riding devices shall be equipped with an over speed governor.
(d)   All mechanical amusement riding devices shall be fenced, enclosed, barricaded or otherwise guarded for public protection.
(e)   No person shall knowingly use or permit to be used an amusement riding device which is not properly assembled or which is defective or unsafe in any of its parts, components, controls or safety equipment.
(f)   In no case shall a safety device installed on an amusement riding device be made inoperative.
(g)   Sufficient safe clearance shall be provided against injuries to all persons riding on any amusement riding devices when in motion.
(h)   Signal systems for the starting and stopping of amusement riding devices shall be provided where the operator of the device does not have a clear view of the point at which passengers are loaded or unloaded. Any code of signals adopted shall be printed and kept posted at both the operator’s and signalman’s stations. All persons who may use these signals shall be carefully instructed in their use. Signals for the movement or operation of an amusement device shall not be given until all passengers and other persons who may be endangered are in a position of safety.