Safety Standards for Amusement Rides and Devices

There are no mandatory national safety standards for U.S. amusement rides, but the amusement ride industry has developed an extensive suite of consensus safety standards through the ASTM F-24 committee. State and local rules, where they exist, may reference ASTM industry standards, government-drafted requirements, or a combination of both.

The ASTM F-24 committee is responsible for standards related to amusement rides and devices. This includes waterslides, inflatables, go-karts, ziplines and challenge courses, trampoline courts, and a growing list of commercially-operated amusement experiences.

Other standards organizations around the world participate in development of safety standards for amusement rides and devices.