New Rides In Michigan

Rides/devices never approved for operation in Michigan, or being altered, require submittal of the following items:

Misc. Adult Rides, Zip Lines, Kiddie Rides, Aerial Lifts, Coasters and GO-Karts:
  • Maintenance Manual
  • Erection Manual
  • Operation Manual
  • Detailed drawings with specifications for parts **
  • Assembly drawings showing how the ride is to be put together, including bracing **
  • Specifications for all bolts, pins, weld or other connections, including allowable wear tolerance **
  • Stress analysis of the ride covering all load bearing parts and support of the ride including any walls, roofing, or scenery **
  • Site plan and foundation for rides permanently erected in an amusement park **
GO-Kart Tracks and Bumper Boat Ponds/Pools:
  • Drawing of the track, pond or pool layout, including features such as barriers, guard rails, docks, control systems, fences, bridges, signs and tunnels **
  • Detailed drawings with specifications for materials and construction of each feature should be included **
  • Stress analysis for load bearing parts of the features **
Water Slides:
  • Maintenance Manual
  • Operation Manual
  • Detailed drawings with specifications for parts and materials including bolts, rivets, pin, welds and other fasteners **
  • Stress analysis for structure including dead loads, live loads and wind loads. Safety factors provided should be indicated **
  • Site plan and foundation drawings **

** MUST BE CERTIFIED BY A PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER LICENSED OR REGISTERED IN THE UNITED STATES