Amusement Device What We Do NCDOL Inspectors conduct inspections on amusement devices operating in the state of North Carolina to ensure passenger and operator safety. Traveling devices, such as those used at fairs, are inspected before they operate at each location. Companies or individuals planning to operate amusement devices are required to submit an Advance Location Notice the NCDOL Elevator and Amusement Device Bureau at least 10 days before the intended date of operation. NCDOL Inspectors Text Version Interactive Map Information for Amusement Device Owners Non-Destructive Testing This is only being required for tubular steel components that do not allow for visual inspection of the interior, which are used to provide main support of the device design and/or are directly connected to passenger carriers. Request an Inspection (Advance Location Notice) The Elevator and Amusement Device Bureau inspects amusement rides before they operate at each location. Notices to Amusement Device Owners Important information for amusement device owners. Other Information Notification of Sale or Purchase of Amusement Device The Bureau requires notification of sale or purchase of any amusement devices operating in North Carolina. Rider Safety The majority of accidents on amusement rides are caused by patron error. Amusement Inspection Guides Information regarding amusement device inspections conducted by NCDOL. N.C. Safety Amusement Star Program This program recognizes companies operating in N.C. that to go above and beyond what is required by law. Fair Partners In an effort to reduce accidents caused by patron error and operator error on midways, the voluntary Partnership Agreement was created for fair managers. Report a Safety Concern This form is used to report safety concerns regarding elevators, escalators, amusement devices, aerial tramways, or other related equipment in the state of NC. Report Amusement Device Laws and Administrative Rules Amusement Device Safety Act The Elevator and Amusement Device Bureau enforces the Amusement Device Safety Act, which regulates the use and operation of amusement and inflatable devices. Amusement Device Administrative Rules The N.C. Department of Labor adopts administrative rules, which provide further information regarding enforcement of the act. The rules for the Amusement Device Safety Act can be found at the Office of Administrative Hearings website.