Arizona

Jurisdiction: 
Arizona
Overview
Unless otherwise indicated, "devices covered" includes mechanical rides at amusement parks, carnivals and fairs.
Devices Covered: 

The state amusement ride law excludes non-mechanized playground equipment such as slides and trampolines, challenge or obstacle courses, and inflatable amusement devices. A separate law sets regulations for trampoline courts.

Inspection Program: 

Amusement rides must be inspected annually by an insurance inspector or local government inspector. Trampoline courts must be inspected annually by an insurance inspector.

Investigative Authority: 

None

Reporting Criteria: 

Only for trampoline courts - Calls to emergency responders must be reported to the Dept. of Fire Building and Life Safety.

Patron Responsibility Law: 

Only applies to trampoline court patrons.

41-2170.24 D. A trampoline court patron shall follow all rules that are posted or provided in writing to the patron by the trampoline court owner or operator. The rules must include a statement that there are inherent risks in the participation in a trampoline court activity or on any trampoline court and that a trampoline court patron, by participation, understands the risks inherent in the participation of which the ordinary prudent person is or should be aware. The rules must specify that a trampoline court patron:
1. Shall:
(a) Exercise good judgment and act in a responsible manner while using a trampoline court and obey all oral or written warnings before and during participation.
(b) Meet height, weight and age restrictions imposed by the owner to use the trampoline court or participate in the trampoline court activity.
2. Shall not:
(a) Participate in a trampoline court activity or on any trampoline court when under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
(b) Participate in a trampoline court activity or on any trampoline court if the patron may be pregnant, has had recent surgery, has a preexisting medical condition, circulatory condition, heart or lung condition, back or neck condition or history of spine, musculoskeletal or head injuries or has high blood pressure.

Special Conditions: 

(1) As of January 2008, Arizona's only local government amusement ride inspection programs were in Navajo tribal lands (contact Herman Shorty, PO Box 2372, Window Rock, AZ 86515), and in the City of Prescott.
(2) Trampoline courts are minimally regulated under a different statute, which follows the same industry self-regulation model, but requires accidents to be reported to the Dept. of Fire Building and Life Safety and imposes patron responsibilities on trampoline court customers. The state law preempts local governments from imposing stronger safety oversight. See http://dfbls.az.gov/trampolinecourt/.aspx

Date of last update: 
April 6, 2017