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About Elevator & Amusement Rides

The Elevators and Amusement Ride Safety Section regulates two of the safest modes of transportation that exist today: elevators and amusement rides. As with any mechanical device, accidents can occur. However, the safety requirements for these devices are robust and accidents infrequent. It's been estimated that 275 million people travel 95,000 miles every day by elevator.

There are approximately 19,000 regulated elevators, escalators and amusement rides in operation during the year. Ensuring the safety of these mechanical devices are nationally certified inspectors. These inspectors perform inspections annually in office buildings, factories, hospitals, schools, nursing homes and in other not-so-common places such as TV towers, smokestacks, steel mills and grain storage buildings. These same inspectors will be found at fairgrounds, theme parks and indoor amusement parks inspecting amusement rides throughout the spring, summer, and fall and at ski lodges in the winter.

All National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials (NAARSO) are Level 1 certified amusement inspectors.

The amusement inspectors perform approximately 900 amusement device inspections annually.