Amusement Device UnitTN Department of Labor & Workforce Development
About Amusement Device Unit of the Workplace Regulations & Compliance Division
Each year, millions of Tennesseans and visitors make their way to amusement parks, carnivals, fairs, zip lines, inflatable devices, haunted houses, etc. The Amusement Device Unit strives to ensure citizens and visitors are safe from harm. Tennessee Law requires amusement device owners and operators to hire qualified inspectors to perform annual inspections, to properly complete state forms and to submit other necessary documentation. Qualified inspectors are also required to follow the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and/or the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT)** industry standards.
(** In March 2015, the ACCT was approved by the commissioner as a certifying agency. ACCT is approved to inspect Challenge Courses, Zip Lines and Canopy Tours only.)