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RULE §5.9004Amusement Ride Operation Requirements

    (E) fencing, guards, barricades, stairways and ramps;

    (F) ride structure and moving parts;

    (G) tightness of bolts and nuts;

    (H) blocking, support braces and jackstands;

    (I) electrical equipment;

    (J) lubrication as per manufacturer's instructions;

    (K) hydraulic and/or pneumatic equipment;

    (L) communication equipment necessary for operation (if applicable);

    (M) operation of ride prior to opening through one complete cycle of proper functioning; and

    (N) any other component that is included in the manufacturer's specific ride maintenance and safety checks or current ASTM standards, or that the operator or person performing the daily inspection deems necessary for inspection.

  (3) The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) adopts and incorporates herein by reference TDI Form AR-300 (Daily Inspection Record), Effective May, 2000. This form is published by TDI and copies of the form may be obtained from the Loss Control Regulation Division, Mail Code 103-9A, Texas Department of Insurance, P.O. Box 149104, Austin, Texas 78714-9104. This form sets forth the inspection requirements of this subsection and also includes the name of the device, location (city, state), date of the inspection, manufacturer and serial number, and owner/operator. The form must be signed by the person performing the daily inspection and his supervisor.

  (4) Daily inspection record forms used by industry associations, individual operators, or individual manufacturers may be used to fulfill the requirements of this subsection if the forms contain all of the inspection items and elements set forth in this subsection and the TDI Form AR-300 (Daily Inspection Record).

  (5) In addition to the requirements of this subsection, the owner/operator who operates a mobile amusement ride must also follow the manufacturer's specific checklist for specific ride maintenance and safety checks.

(f) Schedule of Operations. In addition to the inspection requirements of this section, TDI Form AR-102, Amusement Ride Schedule of Operations in Texas, Effective May, 2000, is adopted herein by reference and shall include a schedule of operating locations and dates for each six-month period for mobile operations. This information shall be provided by the owner/operator to TDI, Loss Control Regulation Division, Mail Code 103-9A, Texas Department of Insurance, P.O. Box 149104, Austin, Texas 78714-9104, a minimum of 10 days in advance of each six-month period. Any changes in the schedule must be submitted on an amended TDI Form AR-102 to TDI by the owner/operator within 10 days of such change.

Source Note: The provisions of this §5.9004 adopted to be effective November 9, 1984, 9 TexReg 5543; amended to be effective February 24, 1989, 14 TexReg 793; amended to be effective September 29, 1993, 18 TexReg 6315; amended to be effective May 4, 2000, 25 TexReg 3787; amended to be effective November 3, 2005, 30 TexReg 7049; amended to be effective March 6, 2008, 33 TexReg 1815

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