Indiana Department of Homeland Security

Department of Homeland Security
Unless otherwise indicated, "devices covered" includes mechanical rides at amusement parks, carnivals and fairs.
Devices Covered: 

Excludes inflatables, transportation devices designed to transport people from one place to another and not used for the sole purpose of amusement or for sightseeing at an amusement park or those subject to regulation by other state or federal agencies; and amusement devices for private use.

Inspection Program: 

State officials perform annual ride inspections and, when possible, periodic compliance inspections. Inspectors must be NAARSO Level I certified or equivalent.

Investigative Authority: 

If a fatality or serious injury results from a failure of the regulated amusement device, the state must conduct a re-inspection before the ride may re-open.

Reporting Criteria: 

(1) The owner shall report by telephone within four (4) hours any fatalities or serious injuries that result from a failure of the regulated amusement device.
(2) The owner shall report by mail within five (5) working days any serious injuries or fatalities that resulted from natural cause or human error of the passenger during operation of the device; or injuries that may have resulted from a failure of the regulated amusement device that resulted in a known transport to a hospital.

Special Conditions: 

Waterslides are regulated by the Indiana Dept. of Health

Date of last update: 
April 8, 2017