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    Amusement rides and devices - Operation and maintenance

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    Superseded date:  20-10-2017

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-01-1997

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    1 - AS 3533.2-1997 AMUSEMENT RIDES AND DEVICES - OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE
    4 - PREFACE
    5 - CONTENTS
    7 - SECTION 1 SCOPE AND GENERAL
    7 - 1.1 SCOPE
    7 - 1.2 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
    8 - 1.3 DEFINITIONS
    8 - 1.3.1 Amusement device
    8 - 1.3.2 Amusement ride
    8 - 1.3.3 Aquatic amusement device
    9 - 1.3.4 Arm’s reach
    9 - 1.3.5 Attendant
    9 - 1.3.6 Authority
    9 - 1.3.7 Bobsled
    9 - 1.3.8 Cable waterskiing system
    9 - 1.3.9 Competent person
    9 - 1.3.10 Flying fox
    9 - 1.3.11 Minor storage
    9 - 1.3.12 Operator
    9 - 1.3.13 Passenger ropeway
    9 - 1.3.14 Patron
    9 - 1.3.15 Proprietor
    9 - 1.3.16 Supervisor
    9 - 1.3.17 Toboggan ride (aquatic or land-based)
    9 - 1.3.18 Vehicle
    9 - 1.3.19 Waterborne ride
    10 - 1.3.20 Water slide
    11 - SECTION 2 SITE LAYOUT, ASSEMBLY AND ERECTION, AND ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
    11 - 2.1 SITE LAYOUT
    11 - 2.1.1 Choice of site
    11 - 2.1.2 Preparation of site
    11 - 2.1.3 Condition of site
    11 - 2.1.4 Seismic activity (earthquakes)
    11 - 2.1.5 Clearances
    12 - 2.1.6 Set-up and operation near power lines
    12 - 2.1.7 Locations within buildings
    12 - 2.1.8 Lighting
    12 - 2.2 ASSEMBLY AND ERECTION
    12 - 2.2.1 General
    12 - 2.2.2 Lighting
    13 - 2.2.3 Public safety
    13 - 2.2.4 Suitability of equipment and parts
    13 - 2.2.5 Quality of assembly work
    13 - 2.2.6 Packing and blocking
    14 - 2.2.7 Control stations
    15 - 2.2.8 Access
    15 - 2.2.9 Fences, handrails, guards and temporary barriers
    15 - 2.2.10 Signage
    16 - 2.2.11 Discharge of exhaust fumes
    16 - 2.2.12 Access and egress for patrons of rides and devices
    19 - 2.3 ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
    19 - 2.3.1 General
    19 - 2.3.2 High voltage
    20 - 2.3.3 Switchboards and switch panels
    20 - 2.3.4 Specific requirements for all electrical installations
    20 - 2.3.5 Requirements for electrical installations with electrified metallic grid
    20 - 2.3.6 Emergency lighting
    21 - 2.3.7 Lightning protection
    21 - 2.3.8 Earthing
    22 - SECTION 3 PROPRIETOR AND OPERATOR RESPONSIBILITIES
    22 - 3.1 PROPRIETOR RESPONSIBILITIES
    22 - 3.1.1 General
    23 - 3.1.2 Delegation of proprietor’s responsibilities
    23 - 3.2 OPERATOR RESPONSIBILITIES
    25 - SECTION 4 SPECIFIC OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
    25 - 4.1 GENERAL
    25 - 4.2 AQUATIC AND WATERBORNE AMUSEMENT DEVICES
    25 - 4.2.1 Water quality
    25 - 4.2.2 Chemicals
    25 - 4.2.3 Entry and exit
    25 - 4.2.4 Water slides
    26 - 4.2.5 First aid
    26 - 4.2.6 Qualifications of operators and attendants
    26 - 4.2.7 Outdoor operations in inclement weather
    26 - 4.3 KARTS AND KART TRACKS
    26 - 4.3.1 Fire extinguishers
    26 - 4.3.2 First aid
    26 - 4.3.3 Apparel
    27 - 4.3.4 Refuelling
    27 - 4.3.5 Safety of patrons
    27 - 4.3.6 Instructions for patrons
    27 - 4.3.7 Warning system
    27 - 4.3.8 Track operation
    28 - 4.3.9 Track supervision
    28 - 4.3.10 Communications
    28 - 4.3.11 Fencing
    28 - 4.3.12 Fuel storage
    28 - 4.3.13 Lighting
    28 - 4.4 FERRARI 500-TYPE KARTS AND TRACKS
    28 - 4.4.1 Fire extinguishers
    28 - 4.4.2 Apparel
    29 - 4.4.3 Refuelling
    29 - 4.4.4 Loading and unloading
    29 - 4.4.5 Safety of patrons
    29 - 4.4.6 Warning system
    29 - 4.4.7 Track operation
    29 - 4.4.8 Fuel storage
    29 - 4.4.9 Lighting
    29 - 4.4.10 Tracks
    29 - 4.5 BOBSLEDS AND TOBOGGANS (LAND-BASED)
    29 - 4.5.1 Supervision
    30 - 4.5.2 Daily checks
    30 - 4.5.3 Automatic speed controls
    30 - 4.6 AMUSEMENT DEVICES INCORPORATING ELASTIC SUSPENSION SYSTEMS
    30 - 4.6.1 Bungy jumping
    30 - 4.6.2 Other amusement devices incorporating elastic suspension systems
    30 - 4.7 INFLATABLE STRUCTURES
    30 - 4.7.1 Supervision
    30 - 4.7.2 Operator responsibilities
    32 - 4.7.5 Use of springs or rubber links
    32 - 4.7.6 Tie-down ropes
    32 - 4.7.7 Maximum wind velocity
    32 - 4.7.8 Access, egress and open sides
    32 - 4.7.9 Electrical requirements
    33 - 4.7.10 Emergency evacuation
    33 - 4.8 PASSENGER ROPEWAYS
    33 - 4.9 AIR CUSHIONED VEHICLES
    33 - 4.9.1 Area of operation
    33 - 4.9.2 Ground surface
    33 - 4.9.3 Fencing
    33 - 4.9.4 Loading area
    33 - 4.9.5 Refuelling area
    33 - 4.9.6 Smoking
    33 - 4.9.7 Fire extinguishers
    33 - 4.9.8 First aid
    33 - 4.9.9 Safety goggles
    33 - 4.9.10 Communication
    33 - 4.9.11 Kill switch
    33 - 4.9.12 Clearance
    34 - 4.10 PARASAILING
    34 - 4.10.1 General
    34 - 4.10.2 Operator responsibility
    34 - 4.10.3 Personal flotation devices
    34 - 4.10.4 Minimum age
    34 - 4.10.5 Minimum crew requirements
    35 - 4.10.6 Operator qualifications
    35 - 4.10.7 Vessel registration
    35 - 4.10.8 Operational restrictions
    35 - 4.10.9 First aid
    35 - 4.10.10 Evacuation procedures
    35 - 4.10.11 Communications
    35 - 4.10.12 Emergency release
    35 - 4.10.13 Patron safety and restraints
    36 - 4.10.14 Stand-by vessel
    36 - 4.11 FLYING FOXES
    36 - 4.11.1 General
    36 - 4.11.2 Supervision
    36 - 4.11.3 Use of trees
    36 - 4.11.4 Signage
    36 - 4.11.5 Patron loading
    36 - 4.11.6 Travelling block
    36 - 4.12 MINI BIKES AND MINI BIKE TRACKS
    36 - 4.12.1 General
    36 - 4.12.2 Fire extinguishers
    36 - 4.12.3 Apparel
    36 - 4.12.4 Refuelling
    37 - 4.12.5 Loading and unloading
    37 - 4.12.6 Warning system
    37 - 4.12.7 Track operation
    37 - 4.12.8 Fuel storage
    37 - 4.12.9 Lighting
    37 - 4.12.10 Tracks
    37 - 4.12.11 Safety helmets
    37 - 4.13 CABLE WATERSKIING
    37 - 4.13.1 First aid
    37 - 4.13.2 Operator training
    37 - 4.13.3 Personal flotation devices
    37 - 4.13.4 Patron instruction
    37 - 4.13.5 Rescue craft
    37 - 4.13.6 System speed increase
    38 - 4.13.7 Debris
    38 - 4.14 ROLLER COASTERS
    38 - 4.15 STEAM AND HOT WATER EQUIPMENT
    38 - 4.16 HYDRAULIC AND PNEUMATIC EQUIPMENT
    38 - 4.16.1 General operation
    39 - 4.16.2 Mobile rides and devices
    40 - SECTION 5 MAINTENANCE, REPLACEMENT, REPAIR AND INSPECTION
    40 - 5.1 GENERAL
    40 - 5.2 REPLACEMENT
    40 - 5.2.1 General
    40 - 5.2.2 Hydraulic and pneumatic system components
    40 - 5.3 ALTERATIONS AND REPAIRS
    41 - 5.4 INSPECTION
    41 - 5.4.1 General
    41 - 5.4.2 Annual inspection
    42 - 5.4.3 Surface deterioration
    42 - 5.4.4 Non-destructive testing
    42 - 5.5 LOG
    43 - SECTION 6 FIRE SAFETY
    43 - 6.1 GENERAL
    43 - 6.2 STORAGE AND HANDLING OF FLAMMABLE OR COMBUSTIBLE LIQUIDS
    43 - 6.3 FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
    45 - APPENDIX A - STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS
    45 - A1 INTRODUCTION
    45 - A2 REGISTRATION OR NOTIFICATION OF AMUSEMENT DEVICE DESIGNS
    45 - A3 REGISTRATION OF AMUSEMENT DEVICES
    45 - A4 MODIFICATION AND ALTERATIONS
    45 - A5 NOTIFICATION OF CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP
    45 - A6 COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT AUTHORITY
    46 - A7 STATE AND TERRITORY GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES
    46 - A7.1 Australian Capital Territory
    46 - A7.2 New South Wales
    46 - A7.3 Northern Territory
    46 - A7.4 Queensland
    47 - A7.5 South Australia
    47 - A7.6 Tasmania
    47 - A7.7 Victoria
    47 - A7.8 Western Australia
    48 - APPENDIX B - SUGGESTED TRAINING, QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE FOR COMPETENT PERSONS
    51 - APPENDIX C - CLEARANCE DISTANCES FROM AERIAL CONDUCTORS†
    52 - APPENDIX D - SAFE DISTANCES FOR THE INSTALLATION OF FENCING, GUARDS AND BARRIERS AROUND AMUSEMENT DEVICES
    54 - APPENDIX E - GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR OPERATOR SELECTION AND INSTRUCTION
    54 - E1 GENERAL
    55 - E2 TRAINING PROGRAM
    56 - APPENDIX F - HAZARD IDENTIFICATION, RISK ASSESSMENT AND RISK CONTROL PROCESS
    56 - F1 GENERAL
    56 - F2 INFORMATION
    56 - F3 HAZARD IDENTIFICATION
    58 - F4 RISK ASSESSMENT
    58 - F5 RISK CONTROL
    60 - APPENDIX G - PATRON RESPONSIBILITY
    60 - G1 GENERAL
    60 - G2 TYPICAL INFORMATION
    61 - APPENDIX H - SAFETY GUIDELINES FOR OPERATORS
    62 - APPENDIX I - WATER QUALITY
    62 - I1 GENERAL
    62 - I2 AQUATIC AMUSEMENT DEVICES
    62 - I2.1 Devices used in conjunction with swimming pools
    62 - I2.2 Water quality and treatment in closed circulation systems
    62 - I2.3 Water quality and treatment where the water is drawn from a river or pond
    63 - I3 WATERBORNE AMUSEMENT DEVICES
    64 - APPENDIX J - PRECAUTIONS FOR STORING AND HANDLING FLAMMABLE OR COMBUSTIBLE LIQUIDS AND LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS
    64 - J1 INTRODUCTION
    64 - J2 PRECAUTIONS TO BE OBSERVED WHEN STORING AND HANDLING FLAMMABLE OR COMBUSTIBLE LIQUIDS
    64 - J3 PRECAUTIONS TO BE OBSERVED WHEN STORING AND HANDLING LIQUID PETROLEUM GAS (LPG)
    66 - APPENDIX K - INSPECTION AND TESTING OF MOBILE AMUSEMENT DEVICES FOR ELECTRICAL SAFETY
    68 - APPENDIX L - GUIDE TO NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING OF CRITICAL COMPONENTS

    Abstract - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    Specifies requirements for the operation, maintenance, inspection and fire safety measures for fixed and portable amusement rides and devices, excluding equipment specifically covered in other Standards.

    Scope - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    This Standard specifies requirements for the operation, maintenance, inspection and fire safety measures for fixed and portable amusement rides and devices, excluding miniature trains and railway systems owned and operated by model railway societies, clubs or associations, or those covered by public transport legislation.NOTES:1 Requirements for the design and construction of amusement rides and devices are given in AS 3533.1.2 Compliance with the requirements and conditions set down by associations such as The Australian Association of Live Steamers is generally required for the miniature trains and railway systems mentioned above.

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    Committee ME-051
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes
    Under Revision

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    Amendment 1 see DR 99517 First published as part of AS 3533-1988.Revised and redesignated in part as AS 3533.2-1997. First published as part of AS 3533-1988. Revised and redesignated in part as AS 3533.2-1997.

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    AS 1732-1997 Fusible plugs for boilers
    AS 1698-1988 Protective helmets for vehicle users
    AS 3653-1993 Boilers - Safety, management, combustion and other ancillary equipment
    AS 3533.1-1997 Amusement rides and devices - Design and construction
    AS 2444-1995 Portable fire extinguishers and fire blankets - Selection and location
    AS/NZS 3122:1993 Approval and test specification - Socket-outlet adaptors
    AS/NZS 1200:1994 Pressure equipment
    AS 3002-1985 Electrical installations - Shows and carnivals
    AS 2906-1986 Fuel containers - Portable - Plastics and metal
    AS/NZS 5848:1992 Code of practice for bungy jumping
    AS 2260-1996 Personal flotation devices - Type 3
    AS 1940-1993 The storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids
    AS/NZS 3788:1996 Pressure equipment - In-service inspection
    AS 1499-1996 Personal flotation devices - Type 2
    AS 2790-1989 Electricity generating sets - Transportable (Up to 25 kW)
    AS/NZS 3760:1996 In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment
    AS 3190-1994 Approval and test specification - Residual current devices (current-operated earth-leakage devices)
    AS/NZS 1596:1997 Storage and handling of LP Gas
    AS 3000-1986 Electrical installations - Buildings, structures and premises (known as the SAA Wiring Rules) (incorporating Amdt 1)
    AS 2550.1-1993 Cranes - Safe use - General requirements
    AS/NZS 3123:1994 Approval and test specification - Plugs, socket-outlets and couplers for general industrial application
    AS 1851.1-1995 Maintenance of fire protection equipment - Portable fire extinguishers and fire blankets
    AS 1228-1997 Pressure equipment - Boilers
    AS 4037-1999 Pressure equipment - Examination and testing (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS 2593-1995 Boilers - Unattended and limited attendance
    AS 4024.1-1996 Safeguarding of machinery General principles
    AS/NZS 2293.2:1995 Emergency escape lighting and exit signs for buildings Inspection and maintenance

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    AS 3533.4.3-2007 Amusement rides and devices Specific requirements - Roller coasters
    AS 3533.3-2003 Amusement rides and devices In-service inspection
    AS/NZS 3002:2002 Electrical installations - Shows and carnivals
    AS 3533.4.1-2005 Amusement rides and devices - Specific requirements - Land-borne inflatable devices
    AS 3533.1-1997 Amusement rides and devices - Design and construction
    AS 3533.1 SUPP 1-2003 Amusement rides and devices Design and construction - Intrinsic safety (Supplement to AS 3533.1-1997)
    AS/NZS 3001:2008 Electrical installations - Transportable structures and vehicles including their site supplies
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