This is the second edition of CSA Standard Z267, Safety Code for Amusement Rides. It supersedes the first edition, Z267, Midway Safety Code, which was published in 1971. This Standard is part of the Public Safety segment of CSA's Lifestyles and the Environment program and is identified as such by the symbol on the front cover.
The purpose of this Standard is to set out safety requirements and guidelines for amusement rides and temporary structures for all associated with the midway industry to provide safe amusement for the public and to guard against personal injuries at carnivals, fairs, and amusement parks without hampering the freedom of designers, manufacturers, and others in the selection of the most appropriate design or mode of construction.
This second edition contains many new requirements, and those in the first edition have been expanded considerably. It is written in SI (metric) units.
This Standard applies to amusement rides commonly referred to by one of the following names:
(a) Space needles;
(b) Slide rides;
(c) Inflated rides;
(d) Flume rides;
(e) Miniature train rides;
(f) Swinging car rides;
(g) Centrifugal rides;
(h) Boat rides, where the operator has control over the depth and area of the water;
(i) Moving belts;
(j) Coaster rides;
(k) Dark rides and walk-through fun houses;
(l) Rides fully or partially controlled by the rider.
This Standard cover the setting up, dismantling, inspection, maintenance, design, and manufacture of amusement rides.
This Standard does not apply to:
(a) Any coin operated kiddie amusement ride that is on a nonmoving base and that is designed to accommodate one child;
(b) Rides covered by CSA Standard CAN3-Z98, Passenger Ropeways, except as stated in Clause 10.15.1.1;
(c) Equipment covered by CSA Standard B44, Safety Code for Elevators, Escalators, Dumbwaiters and Moving Walks, except as stated in Clause 10.15.6.