Amusement Rides

Forms

Accident Report Form

Application for Certificate of Operation (A)

Application for Certificate of Operation: Supplementary PDF form for new and altered rides

Application for Certificate of Operation for Inflatable Devices (A)

Amusement Device Itinerary (A)

Witness Statement (A)

Variance Request (A)

Important Notes for Reporting an Incident/Accident (A)

Standata

Standatas are developed by Alberta Municipal Affairs and the Safety Codes Council. Visit Alberta Municipal Affairs for all standatas. 

 

ASTM F2783-14, Standard Practice for Design, Maintenance and Inspection of Amusement Rides and Devices in Canada

Permit Regulation A.R. 28/2012

Amusement Rides Standata

Amusement Rides Standata A.R. 2011-001 Frequency Change for Compliance Monitoring

Amusement Rides Bulletin

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January 2, 2020
Escalator
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Regulations

AEDARSA, as the DAO, to issue the certificate of operation for amusement rides. The following are mailed to the owner/operator of amusement rides at the end of February each year. 

 

  • Application for certificate of operation – Part I Owner Information (EDA048)
  • Application for certificate of operation – Part II Ride Information 
  • Supplementary form for new and altered rides (EDA046 and EDA046a)
  • Explanatory letter – This letter details instructions to owners/operators including itinerary submission for portable rides and inspection scheduling requirements
  • Relevant enclosures

 

AEDARSA will enclose standatas, safety advisors or other relevant documents.

All fees will be in Application for Certificate of Operation Part I and Part II. Any supplementary forms received will be reviewed by appropriate personnel for accurate completion and fees before being accepted. Once an application is accepted, a certificate of operation will be issued and mailed per owner/operator listing in accordance to the current ministerial order. 

All fees must be received before a certificate of operation is issued. AEDARSA abides by the frequency of inspections established by Alberta Municipal Affairs to ensure amusement rides are maintained and operated safely. Inspections are required annually for all operating devices withing the first setup in the province for portable rides. 

 

  • 30 days of start-up for seasonally operated permanent rides
  • April 1st to May 1st for year round operated permanent rides

Please contact our office if there are any questions regarding the information above. 

Fees

Certificate of Operation – Annual Fees

Device Fee GST SCC Fee Total
Permanent Rides
$110.00
$5.50
$60.00
$175.50
Portable Rides
$110.00
$5.50
$60.00
$175.50

Amusement Rides Plan Examination Fee

The fee for a plans examination for a new or altered ride is $135.00 per hour to a maximum of $400 plus GST. 

 

Inspection Fees (Initial & In-Service)

The fee for an onsite inspection is $135.00 per hour (plus GST) per safety codes officer. Travel time is at the rate of $100.00 per hour (plus GST) plus travel expenses incurred at the current rate of AEDARSA’s substinence allowances (hotel accomodations, mileage, meals, etc). 

 

Fees for Inspections Beyong Working Hours

(8hrs/day, 40hrs/week) and statutory holidays.

Inspections performed during overtime hours (on non-statutory holidays) are 1.5 times the regular hourly rate plus GST per hour per safety codes officer assigned to the inspection plus travel expenses. 

Inspections performed on statutory holidays are 2 times the regular hourly rate plus GST per hour per safety codes officer assigned to the inspection plus travel expenses. 

 

Accident Investigation Fees

The fee for an accident investigation is $135.00 per hour plus GST perhour per safety codes officer assigned to the inspection plus travel expenses. 

Travel time is at the rate of $100.00 per hour (plus GST) plus travel expenses incurred at the current rate of AEDARSA’s substinence allowances (hotel accomodations, mileage, meals, etc). 

NOTE: AEDARSA may waive the fee for an accident investigation.

 

Special Inspection Fees

The fee for a special inspection perfomred on behalf of the owner is $135.00 per hour plus GST per hour per safety codes officer assigned to the inspection. Travel time is at the rate of $100.00 per hour (plus GST) per hourplus travel expenses incurred at the current rate of AEDARSA’s substinence allowances (hotel accommodations, mileage, meals, etc). 

 

A special inspection will happen on the request of the owner, if there is a failure to comply with an inspection request, or confirmation of an identified deficiency has been corrected is required.

 

Interest Charges on Overdue Accounts

Payment terms on all invoices issued by AEDARSA are NET 30 days. An interest rate of 18{cedac42000efb7fb36cc4d01af7165ae166369014c34e7ac89869350486ac8af} per annum (or 1.5{cedac42000efb7fb36cc4d01af7165ae166369014c34e7ac89869350486ac8af} monthly) will be charged on overdue accounts. 

 

Other Fees

The fee for a record search is $100.00 plus GST per device to a maximum of $500.00 plus GST. 

 

Fee Increase

Fees may be adjusted by the Alberta Elevating Devices and Amusement Rides Board of Directors, provided that the increases do not exceed the prices in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the Province of Alberta as published by Statistics Canada since the last fee increase. 

Requirements and Certificates

Certificate of operation will be issues at the completion of the inspection(s) at the first setup in each calendar year. 

 

Amusement Ride Mailout Letter 2020

 

Notice To: Inflated Amusement Device Owners and Operators

 

Notice T0: Amusement Ride Organizers of Fairs, Midways, Carnivals, and Public Events

Notice To: Amusement Ride Owners and Operators

 

Notice To: Amusement Ride Owners, Operators, and Contractors Accident Reporting

Accident Reporting

Guide For Owners and Persons in Charge

When an accident/incident involving an amusement ride occurs, the owner or person in charge must report the accident/incident to AEDARSA. AEDARSA has been delegated by the Minister of Municipal Affairs to undertake accident/incident investigation for the province. 

 

For accidents/incidents resulting in fatalities, injuries that require medical treatment, or serious damage to equipment, the first step is to phone the AEDARSA office. 

 

For locations North of Red Deer, contact our Edmonton Office.

For locations in Red Deer and South, contact our Calgary Office. 

 

Until an AEDARSA safety codes officer has completed an investigation of the accident/incident scene, nothing should be touched or removed from the site and surrounding area, unless it is necessary to prevent further injury, loss of life, or property damage. Our safety codes officer will investigate the accident/incident and file a report. The owner or person in charge will be requested to complete this accident/incident report.

 

For accidents/incidents that require first aid only, it is not necessary to phone our office, but a written report is required.

 

Under the Safety Codes Act in Section 16 of the Administrative Items Regulation (Alberta Regulation 16/2004), an owner of an amusement ride or their agent must:

 

  • Notify an administrator for the amusement rides discipline or a safety codes officer 
  • If requested by an administrator for the amusement rides discipline, submit, as soon as possible, a full written report of any accident/incident involving the amusement ride resulting in serious injury to a person or damage to the equipment

 

For your convenience, a format for completing this accident/incident report is included. to report accidents/incidents(link), or for further information, please contact our offices.

 

 

Important Notes

Amusement rides are covered under the elevating devices discipline.

 

Reports by phone may be made to either AEDARSA office. After hours emergency service is available.

 

When fatal or serious injury accident/incident occurs, the equipment and accident/incident scene should be secured from any access, except that which is necessary for the immediate medical needs of injured persons or to prevent possible injury to others. Otherwise, clearance must be obtained by the safety codes officer receiving the immediate report before releasing the equipment and accident/incident scene.

 

It is historically proven that minor injuries and even near misses can be a result of serious equipment problems. We therefore request that owners also report minor accidents/injuries (see interpretations) for evaluation by AEDARSA with further investigation if deemed necessary.

 

When a company is hired to perform maintenance functions on behalf of the owner, as is common practice, the maintenance contractor becomes an agent of the owner with respect to the equipment they maintain. As such, they also bear responsibility to report accidents/incidents involving the equipment they maintain.

 

Following the report by telephone, a written report is to be forwarded by fax or mail as early as possible.

 

Interpretations

Accident/incident – an which as a result of a persons use of an elevating device results in death or injury; or a malfunction or failure of equipment that results in serious equipment damage or that could have resulted in an injury or both.

 

Accident/Incident Categories

Fatal – Where an accident/incident results in the death of a human being.

 

Serious – Where an accident/incident results has resulted in bodily injury such that injured person(s) require medical treatment or hospitalisation. Where it is apparent that future complications to injured person(s) may arise, as a result of the accident/incident, the accident/incient should be considered serious.

 

Minor – Where an accident/incident results in injury that requires minor medical attention.

 

Serious Equipment Damage – When an elevating device is damaged to the extent that significant repairs are required to restore the equipment to design specifications and/or to fully comply with applicable safety standards.

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