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Amusement Inspection Guides

Amusement Device inspection

All inspections will be conducted as per the following procedures:

  • On the day of the requested inspection, the owner of the device(s) is required to provide copies of all device manuals, maintenance records, training records for ride operators and the last inspection report (either in-state or out-of-state report). Failure to provide any of the listed documents will result in the inspection not being conducted until any missing documentation is provided.
  • Safety inspectors will not begin any inspections until all power source units have been inspected for safety compliance.
  • Owner will be responsible to notify the safety inspectors on site that the devices are ready for inspection. At that time they will begin the inspection. Any and all violations found after the inspection begins will be documented on the safety inspection report.
  • Inspections will be conducted between the hours of 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (except state holidays and weekends).  These Inspection hours mean the Safety Inspectors leave their office after 8 a.m. and return to their office by 7 p.m. Weekend/Holiday inspections will be an additional $250 per show.
  • Safety inspectors will be on site the date and time of the requested inspection. All devices shall be ready for inspection at the requested time. Failure to have the devices ready for inspection by the requested time will result in the inspection not being conducted. Owners will also will be required to request an inspection at a later date that the Safety inspectors’ schedule will allow. Any follow up inspection visits requested by the Owner will be charged at $250 per amusement device.
  • Please be sure to schedule accordingly and allow sufficient time for our Safety inspectors to inspect all devices on site.
  • Any devices scheduled to operate in the state that have not operated in the state before are required to send a paper or electronic copy of the manual to our office. At a minimum, the manual shall cover the setup; tear down, operation, electrical schematic, hydraulic schematic, pneumatic schematic, parts list, fasteners and torque values. Failure to provide this information in a timely manner will result in the ride not opening.
  • As of Jan. 1, 2014 Chance Inverters are no longer allowed to operate in the state of North Carolina.

The procedures above apply to all amusement companies and all locations regardless of the number of devices owned or requested to be inspected by the company.

If you have any questions, please contact your local safety inspection supervisor for additional details.

Ready to schedule your inspection? Submit an Advance Location Notice