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09.12.63.00.htm 09.12.63.00. Title 09 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Subtitle 12 DIVISION OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY Chapter 63 Water Slides Erected Permanently or Temporarily in the State Authority: Business Regulation Article, §3-307―3-313, Annotated Code of Maryland
09.12.63.01.htm 09.12.63.01. 01 Purpose.. A. This chapter establishes specific requirements for water slides in addition to the general requirements contained in COMAR 09.12.62, in order to ensure that water slides erected permanently or temporarily in the State are safely constructed, operated, and maintained.B. Design, construction, maintenance, and operation requirements for any public swimming pool associated with a water slide are under the jurisdiction of the Maryland Department of Health.
09.12.63.02.htm 09.12.63.02. 02 Definitions.. A. The following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Deck" means the area surrounding a pool or flume which is specifically constructed or installed for use by sliders.2) "Dispatcher" means the attendant who directly controls the operation at the top of the water slide.3) "Flume" means an inclined channel containing water which provides a transit path for conveying people.4) "Grouping" means more than two persons.. 5) "Runout" means the hor
09.12.63.03.htm 09.12.63.03. 03 Manual.. A. Each owner of a water slide shall develop or obtain a detailed written operational manual for all phases of operation and maintenance of each component of the water slide.B. Each owner shall ensure that the manual is legible, in English, and readily accessible.. C. The manual shall include:. 1) Water slide maintenance and cleanup procedures;. 2) Repair procedures for water slides and decks;. 3) Equipment operation instructions;. 4) Inspection procedures;.
09.12.63.04.htm 09.12.63.04. 04 Posted Warning Signs.. A. At the entrance of each water slide, the owner shall post a sign conveying the following directions:1) Obey all instructions given by the dispatcher and splash pool supervisor who have the authority to prevent any condition which leads to unsafe operation of the water slide;2) The following activities are strictly prohibited:. a) Use of this slide when under the influence of alcohol or drugs;.
09.12.63.05.htm 09.12.63.05. 05 Daily Inspections.. A. Inspections and Records.. 1) In accordance with COMAR 09.12.62.09, the water slide owner shall ensure that the water slide is inspected on each day of use to determine that:a) The water slide is in safe operating condition; and. b) Conforms to the requirements in this chapter and COMAR 09.12.62.. 2) The owner shall ensure that the inspections are conducted in a manner which permits close scrutiny of the slide and all of its parts.
09.12.63.06.htm 09.12.63.06. 06 Control of Operation.. A. The owner of a water slide shall:. 1) Provide a sufficient number of attendants, at least two, to ensure:. a) Positive control of the water slide and each flume when in operation; and. b) That sliders comply with posted signs;. 2) When determining the requisite number of attendants, take into account the:. a) Design and type of slide;. b) Proximity of the flumes; and. c) Number of sliders.. B. Each water slide attendant shall be trained in:.
09.12.63.07.htm 09.12.63.07. 07 Design Criteria.. A. Scope.. 1) The design criteria contained in COMAR 09.12.62.10 apply to all water slides.. 2) The criteria contained in this regulation shall apply to any slide for which:. a) A construction permit is issued after the effective date of this chapter; or. b) Construction or renovation has begun after the effective date of this chapter.. B. Overall Design.. 1) The slide's structural design and materials shall:.
09.12.63.08.htm 09.12.63.08. 08 Access, Egress, and Walking Surfaces.. In addition to the access, egress, and walking surfaces requirements contained in COMAR 09.12.62.11, the owner shall ensure that the means of access and egress are slip-resistant and do not retain standing water.
09.12.63.9999.htm 09.12.63.9999. Administrative History Effective date: October 15, 1986 (13:16 Md. R. 1826). Regulation .07A amended effective June 12, 1989 (16:11 Md. R. 1218). Regulation .08 amended effective June 12, 1989 (16:11 Md. R. 1218).
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