302 KAR 16:121. Inflatable rides or attractions.


      RELATES TO: KRS 247.236(1)


      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 247.236(1) requires the department of Agriculture to promulgate administrative regulations establishing safety requirements in the absence of factory specification. This administrative regulation establishes requirements for operation of inflatable rides or attractions when manufacturer specifications are not available.


      Section 1. Inflatable rides and attractions shall not require an operator.


      Section 2. Only inflatable devices manufactured specifically for commercial use shall be used for commercial or rental purposes.


      Section 3. Inflatable devices shall be anchored to the ground with rods or pins with at least one half inch diameter, at a minimum depth of 18 inches, and at a forty-five (45) degree angle to the ground. If pins or rods are impracticable, seventy-five (75) pounds of sandbags shall to be used at each anchor point.


      Section 4. Safety signage shall be required if not printed by the manufacturer on the inflatable. If the following information is not printed on an inflatable, the owner shall provide a sign to display near the entrance of the inflatable while it is in operation with the following information, in its entirety:

      (1) Remove shoes, eyeglasses and sharp objects before entering;

      (2) No flips;

      (3) No piling on or wrestling;

      (4) Do not bounce closer than five feet from another person; and

      (5) Do not bounce against the sides or near the doorway.


      Section 5. All inflatable devices shall use ground fault circuit interrupters for electrical components. (35 Ky.R. 2184; 2430; eff. 6-5-2009.)