Amusement Devices Regulations 1978

Reprint
as at 18 December 2013

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Amusement Devices Regulations 1978

(SR 1978/294)

Keith Holyoake, Governor-General

Order in Council

At the Government House at Wellington this 27th day of November 1978

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council


Note

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.


Pursuant to section 21A of the Machinery Act 1950, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, hereby makes the following regulations.

Regulations

1 Title and commencement
  • (1) These regulations may be cited as the Amusement Devices Regulations 1978.

    (2) These regulations shall come into force on the day after the date of their notification in the Gazette.

2 Interpretation
  • (1) In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires,—

    Act means the Machinery Act 1950

    certificate of registration means a certificate of registration issued pursuant to section 21A(4) of the Act

    competent person, except in regulation 11(2), means a person with at least 3 years of previous or current membership of a New Zealand model engineering hobby club, and—

    • (a) who—

      • (i) is not a current member of the club whose model engineering amusement device is being examined; and

      • (ii) has a recognised engineering qualification at certificate, diploma, or degree level in mechanical, electrical, or automotive engineering; or

    • (b) who, whether or not the person is a current member of the club whose model engineering amusement device is being examined, has a formal endorsement as a safety auditor under a safety auditing system administered by the Model Engineering Association of New Zealand Incorporated or another collective organisation of model engineering hobby clubs in New Zealand

    competent person's certificate, in relation to a model engineering amusement device, means a certificate issued by a competent person that certifies that the device can, subject to conditions and requirements (if any) specified in the certificate, be erected and operated without danger to persons operating or using it or in its vicinity

    engineer means a chartered professional engineer (as defined in section 6 of the Chartered Professional Engineers of New Zealand Act 2002) with a qualification in mechanical engineering

    engineer's certificate, in relation to an amusement device, means a certificate by an engineer that the device can, subject to conditions and requirements (if any) specified in the certificate, be erected and operated without danger to persons operating or using it or in its vicinity

    model engineering amusement device means the following amusement devices operated by a model engineering hobby club:

    • (a) a scale model locomotive that operates on a fixed track and has—

      • (i) a rail gauge between 62 mm and 185 mm; and

      • (ii) a maximum speed of 10 to 15 km per hour; or

    • (b) a scale model traction engine that—

      • (i) does not operate on a fixed track; and

      • (ii) has a maximum speed of 5 km per hour

    model engineering hobby club means a club that—

    • (a) builds and operates model engineering amusement devices primarily for the enjoyment of its members; and

    permit means a permit issued by a local authority pursuant to section 21A(7) of the Act

    safe operating speed, in relation to any amusement device, means a speed not exceeding the maximum safe operating speed specified in its certificate of registration.

    (2) In these regulations reference to a numbered form is a reference to the form so numbered in Schedule 1.

    Regulation 2(1) competent person: inserted, on 28 July 2011, by regulation 4 of the Amusement Devices Amendment Regulations 2011 (SR 2011/234).

    Regulation 2(1) competent person's certificate: inserted, on 28 July 2011, by regulation 4 of the Amusement Devices Amendment Regulations 2011 (SR 2011/234).

    Regulation 2(1) engineer: substituted, on 1 January 2004, by section 76 of the Chartered Professional Engineers of New Zealand Act 2002 (2002 No 17).

    Regulation 2(1) model engineering amusement device: inserted, on 28 July 2011, by regulation 4 of the Amusement Devices Amendment Regulations 2011 (SR 2011/234).

    Regulation 2(1) model engineering hobby club: inserted, on 28 July 2011, by regulation 4 of the Amusement Devices Amendment Regulations 2011 (SR 2011/234).

3 Application
  • These regulations shall not apply to any amusement device that—

    • (a) contains only 1 mechanical unit; and

    • (b) is activated by the insertion of a coin into a slot; and

    • (c) is designed to carry no more than 2 passengers; and

    • (d) is located in or near retail shop premises—

    unless an Inspector informs the owner of the device in writing that these regulations should apply to it.

4 Applications for registration
  • (1) Every application for registration under section 21A of the Act shall be made to an Inspector of Machinery in form 1.

    (2) Every such application shall be in respect of 1 amusement device only.

    (3) For the purposes of subclause (2), a number of individually propelled machines such as dodgems, mini-bikes and the like intended to be used and operated in the 1 enclosure and each suitably identified by number shall, together with all other equipment and machinery intended to be used during their use and operation, be deemed to constitute a single amusement device.

    (4) An application must be accompanied by a fee of $30 and,—

    • (a) in the case of an amusement device that is not a model engineering amusement device, an engineer's certificate in form 2:

    • (b) in the case of a model engineering amusement device, either—

      • (i) an engineer's certificate in form 2; or

      • (ii) a competent person's certificate in form 2A.

    (5) An application for registration made in respect of an amusement device that is not registered at the time the application is made shall also be accompanied by 2 photographs, taken from different positions, each showing the whole of the device and being at least 150 mm long and 100 mm wide in picture size.

    Regulation 4(4): substituted, on 28 July 2011, by regulation 5 of the Amusement Devices Amendment Regulations 2011 (SR 2011/234).

5 Amusement device must be examined before certificate issued
  • (1) An engineer must not issue an engineer's certificate in respect of an amusement device (including a model engineering amusement device) and a competent person must not issue a competent person's certificate in respect of a model engineering amusement device unless the engineer or competent person (as the case may be) has examined the device in accordance with these regulations and is satisfied:

    • (a) that the device is soundly constructed of proper materials and free from patent defects:

    • (b) either that the device is equipped with a suitable and effective braking system or that such a system would not increase the safety of the device:

    • (c) where, during operation of the device, there is a possibility of accidental collision if the normal controls fail, that the device is equipped with a suitable and effective emergency braking system:

    • (d) in the case of a device the dynamic effects of whose movement during normal operation, as a result of the failure of its normal controls during normal operation, or as a result of the application of an emergency braking system after such a failure, could result in the ejection of passengers, that the device is equipped with passenger restraining and containing apparatus, incapable of inadvertent release by a passenger or by accident, sufficient to prevent such ejection:

    • (e) in the case of a device whose prime mover would otherwise be capable of driving it at a speed that is too great for safety, that the device is equipped with a governor that restricts the operation of the device to a speed that is safe:

    • (f) in the case of a rotating device, that it is equipped with visual indicators sufficient to show the speed of rotation:

    • (g) that all parts of the device with which a passenger may come into contact are smooth, free from sharp, rough, or splintered edges and corners, and with no protruding studs, bolts, screws, or other projections:

    • (h) in the case of a device operated on tracks and capable of backward movement in the event of a failure of the propelling mechanism, that the device is equipped with automatic apparatus capable of arresting any such backward movement:

    • (i) in the case of a device during the operation of which dynamic forces are used to retain the passengers in position, that the device is so constructed that the passengers remain safe in the event of a power or transmission failure such that those forces become insufficient so to retain them:

    • (j) in the case of a device having a moving part that moves near persons being carried on another part, that the device is so constructed as to prevent those persons from coming into contact with that moving part:

    • (k) in the case of a device having a stationary part near which persons being carried on a moving part pass, that the device is so constructed as to prevent those persons from coming into contact with that stationary part:

    • (l) that the device is capable of supporting the maximum load to which it may be subjected and will move safely at the speeds at which it is designed to move.

    (2) For the purposes of subclause (1)(d), in the case of any device that during operation is capable of exerting upon any person centrifugal force capable of ejecting him from the device, the device shall be deemed to be a device whose prime mover is capable of driving at a speed that is too great for safety if the prime mover is capable of driving the device at such a speed that it exerts a centrifugal force upon any person capable of imparting an acceleration of more than 7 m/s2.

    (3) In examining an amusement device and so satisfying himself an engineer or competent person shall have regard to all relevant engineering considerations including those involving dynamic loads, critical speeds, forced vibration, engine drives, gearboxes, transmission, speed controls, bearings and fixings, and built-in safety apparatus such as speed governors.

    Regulation 5 heading: substituted, on 28 July 2011, by regulation 6(1) of the Amusement Devices Amendment Regulations 2011 (SR 2011/234).

    Regulation 5(1): amended, on 28 July 2011, by regulation 6(2) of the Amusement Devices Amendment Regulations 2011 (SR 2011/234).

    Regulation 5(3): amended, on 28 July 2011, by regulation 6(3) of the Amusement Devices Amendment Regulations 2011 (SR 2011/234).

6 Issue of certificate
  • (1) Subject to subclauses (2) and (3), if, after examining an amusement device, an engineer is satisfied of the matters specified in regulation 5(1) that apply to it, he may issue an engineer's certificate in respect of it.

    (1A) Subject to subclause (3), if, after examining a model engineering amusement device, the competent person is satisfied of the matters specified in regulation 5(1) that apply to it, the competent person may issue a competent person's certificate in respect of it.

    (2) In the case of a device of a kind specified in Schedule 2, the engineer shall not issue an engineer's certificate unless he has examined all critical load-bearing parts for metal fatigue, and unless he is satisfied that—

    • (a) the device provides a minimum seating width of 400 mm per person; and

    • (b) the device is capable of supporting a static loading of 70 kg for every person it is capable of carrying; and

    • (c) except in the case of a device designed to carry passengers in a standing position, the device is provided with an effectual means of preventing passengers from standing when it is in motion; and

    • (d) the device is provided with an effectual means of preventing passengers from being trapped between fixed and moving parts of the device; and

    • (e) the device is equipped with suitable supporting, levelling, and stabilising devices; and

    • (f) all material fastenings, and all chains, attachments, and similar components, are of a type adequate and suitable for the purposes for which they are to be used.

    (3) If, having regard to the nature of the device, the extent of its likely usage, and any other factors the engineer or competent person (as the case may be) considers relevant, the engineer or competent person believes that the device should be examined again within a period of less than 2 years, the engineer or competent person must specify that period in the relevant certificate.

    (4) Every certificate shall specify a maximum safe operating speed and a maximum safe operating load in respect of the amusement device to which it relates.

    Regulation 6(1A): inserted, on 28 July 2011, by regulation 7(1) of the Amusement Devices Amendment Regulations 2011 (SR 2011/234).

    Regulation 6(3): substituted, on 28 July 2011, by regulation 7(2) of the Amusement Devices Amendment Regulations 2011 (SR 2011/234).

7 Certificate may be issued subject to conditions
  • If an engineer or competent person is of the opinion that an amusement device cannot be erected and operated without danger to persons operating or using it or in its vicinity unless some condition or requirement is observed, the engineer or competent person must specify that condition or requirement in any certificate issued by the engineer or competent person in respect of the device.

    Regulation 7: substituted, on 28 July 2011, by regulation 8 of the Amusement Devices Amendment Regulations 2011 (SR 2011/234).

8 Registration of amusement device
  • (1) If the Inspector to whom an application for registration under section 21A of the Act is satisfied that it is in order, he shall issue a certificate of registration, in form 3, in respect of the amusement device to which it relates.

    (2) Every certificate of registration shall specify—

    • (a) the conditions and requirements (if any) specified in the engineer's certificate or competent person's certificate relating to the amusement device concerned; and

    • (b) the maximum safe operating speed specified in the engineer's certificate or competent person's certificate relating to the amusement device concerned; and

    • (c) any other conditions and requirements the Inspector concerned considers appropriate;—

    and where any condition or requirement is so specified, the certificate of registration shall be deemed to have been issued subject to it.

    (3) Subject to these regulations, every certificate of registration shall be valid—

    • (a) where some period has been specified in the engineer's certificate or competent person's certificate concerned, for that period; or

    • (b) where no period has so been specified, for 2 years.

    Regulation 8(2)(a): amended, on 28 July 2011, by regulation 9 of the Amusement Devices Amendment Regulations 2011 (SR 2011/234).

    Regulation 8(2)(b): amended, on 28 July 2011, by regulation 9 of the Amusement Devices Amendment Regulations 2011 (SR 2011/234).

    Regulation 8(3)(a): amended, on 28 July 2011, by regulation 9 of the Amusement Devices Amendment Regulations 2011 (SR 2011/234).

9 Registration number
  • (1) A registration number shall be allotted to and recorded upon every certificate of registration.

    (2) The owner of a registered amusement device shall cause to be affixed to the device, and, where the device consists of several individual appliances, to each appliance, and to be at all times maintained in such a manner as to be clearly legible, in numbers not less than 100 mm in height made of durable material and affixed in a prominent place as closely adjacent to the operator's controls as practicable, the registration number of the certificate of registration issued in respect of it.

10 Change of ownership
  • Within 1 month of a charge in the ownership of an amusement device, the former owner shall notify an Inspector in writing of the name and address of the new owner.

11 Local authority permit
  • (1) Every application for a permit shall be in form 4 and shall be accompanied by a current certificate of registration in respect of the amusement device for which the permit is sought.

    (2) A local authority to which an application for a permit is made shall, before issuing it, cause the site and device to be inspected by the local authority engineer or some other competent person.

    (3) Every person inspecting an amusement device pursuant to subclause (2) shall have regard to whether:

    • (a) the ground on which the device is erected is capable of supporting it without risk of subsidence:

    • (b) there is sufficient clearance between any part of the device and any fixed or moving objects in its vicinity to prevent injury to any person when the device is in operation:

    • (c) such protective fences or barriers as the local authority may require are erected:

    • (d) in all other respects, the erection and proposed operation of the device complies with the local authority's bylaws.

    (4) Every permit shall be in form 5.

    (5) A local authority to which an application for a permit in respect of an amusement device is made shall issue the permit if:

    • (a) the application is in accordance with these regulations; and

    • (b) the application is accompanied by the fee prescribed by subclause (6); and

    • (c) the person who inspected the device was satisfied of the matters specified in subclause (3).

    (6) The fee required to be paid for an application for a permit shall be:

    • (a) for 1 device, for the first 7 days of proposed operation or part thereof, $10:

    • (b) for each additional device operated by the same owner, for the first 7 days or part thereof, $2:

    • (c) for each device, $1 for each further period of 7 days or part thereof.

12 Alteration of or damage to amusement device
13 Inspector to be notified where permit cancelled
  • Where a local authority cancels a permit under section 21A(9) of the Act, it shall inform the Inspector of that fact.

14 Erection, repair, and maintenance of amusement devices
  • In addition to the conditions and requirements (if any) specified in it, every certificate of registration of an amusement device shall be deemed to have been issued subject to the following conditions:

    • (a) all parts of the device shall be properly aligned and not bent, distorted, cut, or damaged, in order to force-fit parts together:

    • (b) worn or damaged parts shall not be used:

    • (c) parts requiring lubrication shall be lubricated in the course of erection and at proper intervals thereafter:

    • (d) fastenings and locking apparatus shall be installed where required for safe operation and secured in a proper manner:

    • (e) makeshift apparatus shall not be used:

    • (f) suitable artificial lighting shall be installed where necessary for the safety of passengers:

    • (g) the device, and all safety equipment, fences, barriers, and other fixtures round it, shall be kept in a good state of repair, and maintained in that condition free from patent defects:

    • (h) any welding of load bearing parts shall be done by a person who is the holder of a welding certificate appropriate for the type of welding being carried out:

    • (i) where splitpins or taper pins are used in floating spindles, washers shall be provided between the pins and adjacent rubbing surfaces and at all times the correct pins shall be used.

15 Owner to inspect device and keep records of inspections
  • (1) The owner of an amusement device shall examine it on each occasion that it is erected to ensure that it fully complies with these regulations; and he shall also inspect it at least once each day before it is used to ensure that it is in a safe operating condition.

    (2) A close visual examination of parts shall be made during erection of the device to discover any wear or damage that may have occurred; and all fastenings, including nuts, bolts, and splitpins, shall be examined after erection of the device and before operation to ensure they have been properly installed.

    (3) For the purpose of subclause (1), the inspection shall include the operation of control mechanisms, speed limiting apparatus, brakes, fastenings, and other safety equipment, including fences and barriers provided for the safe operation of the device and the safety of passengers and persons within the vicinity.

    (4) The owner of the device shall keep a register, and shall enter in it the following matters:

    • (a) a description of the device:

    • (b) the name of the owner:

    • (c) the registration number of the device:

    • (d) in respect of each such examination and inspection—

      • (i) a statement as to whether the entries relate to an examination after erection or a daily inspection:

      • (ii) the date the examination or inspection took place:

      • (iii) details of all repairs and alterations made to the device since the previous entry in the register.

    (5) The register in use for the time being and every such register used at any time within the preceding 2 years shall at all times be open to inspection by the Inspector and by every authorised officer or servant of a local authority.

16 Inspector may require improvements to be made
  • Where, during the currency of a certificate of registration, an Inspector becomes aware of any defect in or lack of maintenance of the amusement device to which it relates, he may require the owner to carry out such improvements as he considers necessary to meet the conditions of the certificate of registration, and may require a further examination by an engineer or competent person and a certificate of examination.

    Regulation 16: amended, on 28 July 2011, by regulation 10 of the Amusement Devices Amendment Regulations 2011 (SR 2011/234).

17 Inspector may revoke certificate
  • Where an amusement device—

    • (a) has been involved in an accident; or

    • (b) has been repaired or altered in a way that, in the opinion of the Inspector, has detrimentally affected its performance or safe operation; or

    • (c) is, for any reason, considered unsafe by the Inspector—

    the Inspector may revoke its certificate of registration by notice in writing to its owner.

18 Notification of accidents
  • (1) Where any person is killed or suffers serious bodily injury as a result of an accident involving an amusement device the owner of the device shall as soon as practicable, and in any event not later than 48 hours after the accident, send notice thereof in form 7 to the Inspector and to the local authority in whose area the device was operating at the time of the accident.

    (2) For the purposes of this regulation, serious bodily injury means an injury that is likely to incapacitate the person injured for at least 48 hours.

    (3) The Inspector and the representative of the local authority may make such inquiries as they think fit as to the cause of any accident and for that purpose may examine the owner, the operator, or any other person whom they have reason to believe has knowledge of the accident.

    (4) Neither the owner nor the operator of an amusement device to which subclause (1) applies shall, until the Inspector and the representative of the local authority have visited the scene of the accident and have completed their inquiries, in any way deal with the device, or any records relating to it, if the dealing would, or would be likely to, prevent or hinder the ascertainment of the cause of the accident.

19 Notification of incidents
  • (1) Where any incident involving the capsizing, collapsing, or failure of a load-bearing part or safety appliance of an amusement device occurs, the owner shall as soon as practicable, and in any event not later than 48 hours after the incident, send notice thereof in form 7 to the Inspector and to the local authority in whose area the device was operating.

    (2) The Inspector and the representative of the local authority may make such inquiries as they think fit as to the cause of any incident and for that purpose may examine the owner, the operator, or any other person whom they have reason to believe has knowledge of the incident.

20 Operators to be trained
  • No owner of an amusement device shall permit any person to operate or take charge of the device unless that person—

    • (a) has attained the age of 18 years; and

    • (b) has been adequately instructed as to the possible dangers involved and the precautions to be observed in the operation of the device; and

    • (c) has received sufficient training to enable him to operate the device in a manner which is safe to every person using it or in the vicinity of it during operation, including directions as to—

      • (i) the requirements for safe loading of the device; and

      • (ii) the use and maintenance of all appliances and apparatus provided for the safe operation of the device or the safety of passengers; and

      • (iii) the safe operating speed of the device; and

      • (iv) the corrective action to be taken in the case of an emergency for the protection of passengers and the public generally; and

    • (d) is under adequate supervision for as long as may be necessary.

21 Duties of operators of amusement devices
  • No person shall operate an amusement device—

    • (a) in a reckless or negligent manner; or

    • (b) at a speed in excess of the maximum safe operating speed; or

    • (c) while he is intoxicated (within the meaning of section 5 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012): or

    • (d) without first ensuring that all items of safety apparatus required pursuant to these regulations are provided and operative.

    Regulation 21(c): replaced, on 18 December 2013, by section 417(2) of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 (2012 No 120).

22 Offences
  • Every person commits an offence against these regulations who—

    • (a) fails or neglects to do anything he is required by these regulations to do; or

    • (b) without lawful excuse obstructs, impedes, or interferes with, the doing of anything required by these regulations to be done; or

    • (c) does, or causes or permits to be done, any act in contravention of these regulations.

    Regulation 22: substituted, on 8 April 1982, by regulation 2 of the Amusement Devices Regulations 1978, Amendment No 2 (SR 1982/60).

23 Powers of entry
  • Every officer and servant of a local authority shall have all such powers of entry onto property, inspection of machinery, and access to and examination and copying of documents, as may be necessary to enable him to exercise the powers and functions conferred on him by the Act or these regulations.

24 Revocation and savings
  • (1) The Amusement Devices Regulations 1968 (SR 1968/20) and the Amusement Devices Regulations 1968, Amendment No 1 (SR 1974/238) are hereby revoked.

    (2) Notwithstanding subclause (1), every certificate of registration under the Amusement Devices Regulations 1968 that was in force immediately before the commencement of these regulations shall continue in force as if it had been issued under these regulations; and these regulations shall apply to it, and to the amusement device to which it relates, accordingly.


Schedule 1
Forms

Form 1
Application for registration of an amusement device

r 4(1)

Amusement Devices Regulations 1978

To the Inspector of Machinery

I/We, [full name] being the owner of an amusement device known as a [type of device] hereby make application for registration of the device.

In support of this application I attach

  • (a) 2 photographs not less in picture size than 150 mm × 100 mm, each showing the whole of the device and taken from different positions:

  • (b) a certificate from [name], an engineer/competent person* who has examined the device:

  • (c) the prescribed fee.

*Select one.

Dated at: [place, date]

Signature:

Full address:

Postal address:

 

Note: This form when completed, together with the photographs, certificate, and fee, should be delivered to the nearest office of WorkSafe or sent by post to Private Bag, Wellington.

For office use only

Date received:

Receiver's receipt No:

Photographs:

Date issued:

Certificate:

Registration No:

Fee:

Certificate of registration issued:

  • Schedule 1 form 1: amended, on 16 December 2013, by section 22 of the WorkSafe New Zealand Act 2013 (2013 No 94).

  • Schedule 1 form 1: amended, on 28 July 2011, by regulation 11(1) of the Amusement Devices Amendment Regulations 2011 (SR 2011/234).

  • Schedule 1 form 1: amended, on 28 July 2011, by regulation 11(2) of the Amusement Devices Amendment Regulations 2011 (SR 2011/234).

Form 2
Certificate of examination of amusement device

r 4(4)(b)

Amusement Devices Regulations 1978

I, [name], a chartered professional engineer (as defined in section 6 of the Chartered Professional Engineers of New Zealand Act 2002) with a qualification in mechanical engineering, hereby certify that the amusement device hereinafter described can, subject to the conditions and requirements (if any) hereinafter set out, be erected and operated without danger to persons operating or using it or in its vicinity.

Date:

Signature:

Address:

Description of device

 

 

Conditions and requirements
  • 1 Maximum safe operating speed:

  • 2 Maximum safe operating load:

  • Schedule 1 form 2: amended, on 1 January 2004, by section 76 of the Chartered Professional Engineers of New Zealand Act 2002 (2002 No 17).

Form 2A
Certificate of examination of model engineering amusement device

r 4(4)(b)

I, [name], competent person (as defined in regulation 2(1) of the Amusement Devices Regulations 1978) (the regulations), certify that—

  • (a) I have examined the model engineering amusement device described below in accordance with regulation 5(1) of the regulations; and

  • (b) I am satisfied—

    • (i) that the device meets the definition of a model engineering amusement device specified in regulation 2(1) of the regulations; and

    • (ii) of the matters specified in regulation 5(1) of the regulations that apply to the device; and

    • (iii) that the device can, subject to the conditions and requirements specified below (if any), be erected and operated without danger to persons operating or using it or in its vicinity.

Date:

Signature:

Address:

Description of device

[Describe the device.]

Conditions and requirements

[State the conditions and requirements that apply to the device (if any).]

  • 1 Maximum safe operating speed:

  • 2 Maximum safe operating load:

  • Schedule 1 form 2A: inserted, on 28 July 2011, by regulation 11(3) of the Amusement Devices Amendment Regulations 2011 (SR 2011/234).

Form 3
Certificate of registration of an amusement device

r 8(1)

Amusement Devices Regulations 1978

This is to certify that an amusement device known as [specify] and owned by [name] of [specify] has this day been registered by me and allotted number [specify].

The erection and operation of this device is subject to the following special conditions specified by the engineer or competent person who has examined the device: [specify]

Unless sooner revoked, this certificate expires on [date].

Date:

Signature:

(Inspector of Machinery)

  • Schedule 1 form 3: amended, on 28 July 2011, by regulation 11(4) of the Amusement Devices Amendment Regulations 2011 (SR 2011/234).

Form 4
Application for a permit to operate an amusement device

r 11(1)

Amusement Devices Regulations 1978

To (appropriate local authority), [specify]

I/We, [name(s)] of [specify], hereby make application for a permit to operate a [specify] at [place] from [date] to [date] and certify that, having regard to the situation in which the device is erected, it can be operated without danger to persons operating or using it or in its vicinity. In support of this application, there is attached—

  • (a) the device's certificate of registration:

  • (b) the prescribed fee.

Signed:

Date:

Form 5
Permit to operate an amusement device

r 11(4)

Amusement Devices Regulations 1978

Permission is hereby given to [name] of [specify] to operate an amusement device known as [specify] registered number [specify] at [place] from [date] to [date].

The permission herein contained is subject to the following special conditions being observed by the owner of the device: [specify]

Dated at: [place, date]

Signed:

for [name] Local Authority.

Form 6
Notice of repair or alteration to an amusement device

r 12

Amusement Devices Regulations 1978

To the Inspector of Machinery

I/We, [full name] being the owner of an amusement device known as a [specify] which bears registration number [specify] hereby notify you that the following alteration/repair has been made to the device: [specify]

As required there is attached—

  • (a) the current certificate of registration for the device:

  • (b) a certificate from [name] an engineer/competent person* who has examined the alteration/repair.

*Select one.

Signature:

Full address:

Postal address:

 

Note: This form, when completed, together with the 2 certificates, should be delivered to the nearest office of WorkSafe or sent by post to Private Bag, Wellington.

For office use only

Date received:

Certificate of reregistration issued:

Certificate (a):

Certificate (b):

Date:

Initials:

  • Schedule 1 form 6: amended, on 16 December 2013, by section 22 of the WorkSafe New Zealand Act 2013 (2013 No 94).

  • Schedule 1 form 6: amended, on 28 July 2011, by regulation 11(5) of the Amusement Devices Amendment Regulations 2011 (SR 2011/234).

  • Schedule 1 form 6: amended, on 28 July 2011, by regulation 11(6) of the Amusement Devices Amendment Regulations 2011 (SR 2011/234).

Form 7
Notification of accident or incident involving amusement device

r 18(1)

Amusement Devices Regulations 1978

To the Inspector of Machinery

The [name] Council

Notice is hereby given of the following accident/incident involving an amusement device—

Registration number of device:

Name and description of device:

Location of device at time of accident/incident:

Time and date of accident/incident:

Description of accident/incident:

Details of all persons injured (if any), together with brief description of injuries:

Name and address of person in charge of device at time of accident/incident:

Signature:

Date:

Schedule 2
Devices in respect of which engineer to be satisfied of further matters

r 6(2)

Ferris wheels or similar devices

Octopus rides or similar devices

Chair-o-planes or similar devices

Roller coaster or similar devices

P G Millen,
Clerk of the Executive Council.


Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 30 November 1978.


Reprints notes
1 General
  • This is a reprint of the Amusement Devices Regulations 1978 that incorporates all the amendments to those regulations as at the date of the last amendment to them.

2 Legal status
  • Reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by any amendments to that enactment. Section 18 of the Legislation Act 2012 provides that this reprint, published in electronic form, will have the status of an official version once issued by the Chief Parliamentary Counsel under section 17(1) of that Act.

3 Editorial and format changes
4 Amendments incorporated in this reprint