This is the third edition of CSA Standard Z267, Safety Code for Amusement Rides and Devices. It supersedes previous editions published in 1983 and 1971.
The purpose of this Standard is to set out minimum requirements and guidelines, in the interest of public safety and prevention of personal injuries, for the design, manufacture, maintenance, and operation of amusement rides and devices and temporary structures that typically are operated in, but not confined to, carnivals, fairs, commercial ventures, and amusement parks.
CSA International gratefully acknowledges the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) for its permission to use material in its series of standards on amusement rides and devices. The cooperation of ASTM allowed CSA International's Technical Committee on Amusement Rides to make a concerted effort to harmonize this edition of CSA Standard Z267 with the ASTM standards. The objective was to facilitate international acceptance and movement of amusement rides and devices, since most of those that are operated in Canada originate in the United States or other countries where applicable standards compare favourably with American standards. The following ASTM standards were reviewed by the Technical Committee: F698, F747, F770, F846, F853, F893, F1159, F1193, and F1305. These Standards were excerpted, with permission, from the Annual Book of ASTM Standards, copyright American Society for Testing and Materials, 100 Barr Harbor Drive, West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA 19428.
This Standard does not purport to address all the safety concerns, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this Standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
This Standard provides requirements for the design, manufacture, construction, modification, erection and dismantling, operation, inspection, testing, and maintenance of amusement devices and rides.
Where any Clause of this Standard is at variance with the referenced Codes and Standards, the requirements of this Standard govern.
The requirements of this Standard are adequate under conditions normally encountered in the industry. Requirements for abnormal or unusual conditions are not specifically provided, nor are all details of engineering and construction prescribed.
For the purpose of this Standard, the term amusement ride or ride includes amusement devices.
1.2 Additional Guidelines
This Standard also provides non-mandatory guidelines for
(a) water slides (Appendix A); and
(b) go-karts (Appendix B).
1.3 Existing Amusement Rides or Devices
For an existing amusement ride or device, the requirements provided by this
Standard for operation, maintenance, testing, modification, erection and dismantling, if applicable, and inspection apply.
Note: Existing equipment installed in compliance with previous editions of this Standard may not comply with the new design requirements.
In case of novel design, or new configurations that cannot be precisely classified, or cases of reported nonconformance, exceptions from the requirement may be made, provided that equivalent safety is provided.
This Standard does not apply to
(a) amusement devices or rides that are designed and used as coin-operated devices or rides;
(b) passenger ropeways conforming to CSA Standard CAN/CSA-Z98;
(c) elevating devices conforming to CSA Standard CAN/CSA-B44;
(d) children's playspaces and equipment conforming to CSA Standard Z614;
(e) soft contained play systems conforming to ASTM Standard F 1918, other than stand-alone air-supported structures;
(f) amusement devices operated by muscular power;
(g) recoil tethered rides (bungee); and
(h) hot-air balloons.
1.6 Units of Measure
The values given in SI (metric) units are the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.