Question: What is the safety issue associated with this homemade playground 'ride'?
A.) Homemade zip-line type of equipment should not be used on agritourism operations.
B.) No protective surfacing (ground cover) present.
C.) Both A & B are true.
Homemade zip-line equipment shouldn't be used on agritourism operations AND there is no protective ground cover.
Additional Guidelines and Recommendations
- Track rides require significant upper body strength and the judgment to know when it is safe to let go, so are not suitable for toddlers or preschool children.
- There are no obstacles along the path of the ride, including the take-off and landing areas.
- Two track rides next to each other must be at least 4 feet apart.
- Ride handles are 64-78 inches above the protective surfacing (ground cover).
- Rolling parts are enclosed to prevent crush hazards.
- Nothing is ever tied to any moving part of a track ride.
- Zip lines, when present on agritourism operations, must be professionally installed, inspected and maintained.
- Check with your insurance agent before installing zip lines.
- See local/state standards and regulations for information specific to your area.