Amusement Ride Inspections
Inflatable amusement rides, or bounce
houses, can become deadly on a windy day. Operators of inflatable rides must follow the
manufacturer's instructions, including properly securing the
rides to sandbags or stakes to keep the rides on the ground.
This is especially important on windy days, and the
manufacturer's instructions may include a maximum wind speed for
The Division of Labor inspects
amusement rides and concessions at least once annually to assure
compliance with state rules. In 2011, the Division of Labor conducted 1,571 inspections.
An operator must obtain a permit from the labor commissioner before
operating any amusement device or ride, concession booth or any related
electrical equipment in Iowa.
Water slides are regulated as swimming pools by the Iowa
Department of Public Health.
for information about water slide regulations in Iowa.
Amusement ride operators may be subject to the
Smokefree Air Act. For more information,
For more information,
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