TITLE 56: LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT
CHAPTER XIII: DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
PART 6000 AMUSEMENT RIDE AND ATTRACTION SAFETY ACT
SECTION 6000.190 FIRE PREVENTION AND PROTECTION


 

Section 6000.190 Fire Prevention and Protection

 

a) The inspector shall waive the requirement that an owner or agent be inspected under this Section prior to operation if an owner or agent gives satisfactory proof that all amusement rides, amusement attractions, and the carnival or fair site have passed an inspection conducted by the State Fire Marshal or the local fire protection agency. The inspection by the State Fire Marshal or local fire protection agency must have been conducted no more than 5 days prior to the department's inspection and must have been conducted in accordance with standards and requirements that are at least equal to those requirements and standards applicable to fire protection and prevention established in this Part.

 

b) If the inspection requirements have not been waived under the requirements of Section 6000.190(a), then the following shall apply.

 

1) The manager shall provide a portable fire extinguisher complying with NFPA 10 within 125 feet of any amusement ride, amusement attraction, or electrical distribution system.

 

2) Flammable waste, such as oily rags and other flammable or combustible materials, shall be placed in a covered metal container that shall be kept in easily accessible locations. The containers shall not be kept at or near access, egress or aisles.

 

3) Fire and smoke detecting systems shall be installed in each building or structure used in an amusement ride or amusement attraction that requires a darkened interior during operation.

 

4) Gasoline, other flammable liquids and flammable gases shall be stored in reasonably cool and ventilated places in accordance with NFPA 30.

 

A) Dispensing of these liquids shall be from approved safety cans painted red and marked with the word "Gasoline" in " high letters in a contrasting color. Damaged or leaking fuel containers are prohibited.

 

B) Smoking and/or the carrying of open flame, lighted cigars, cigarettes, or pipes is prohibited in any area where these liquids or gases are stored or transferred from one container to another.

 

C) Bulk storage (quantities over 12 gallons) is not permitted in any area accessible to the public.

 

5) Fabric constituting part of an amusement ride or amusement attraction shall meet the flame spread ratings of NFPA 701. A certificate or a test report from the fabric manufacturer or approved testing agency indicating a fire resistance rating equal to or better than the above standard shall be available upon request.

 

6) "No Smoking" signs shall be posted at the entrances/exits to all amusement rides or amusement attractions that require a darkened interior during operation.

 

(Source: Amended at 44 Ill. Reg. 19907, effective December 8, 2020)