The Quebec Building Code | AMENDMENTS TO THE CODE
DIVISION 8 AMENDMENTS TO THE CODE
AMENDMENTS TO THE CODE
O.C. 364-2012, s. 1.
The CAN/CSA Z267-00 Code, published by the Canadian Standards Association, is amended
by replacing the words “inspection”, “inspect” and “inspected” wherever they appear by the words “verification”, “verify” and “verified” with the necessary modifications;
by revoking Clause 1.4;
by revoking Clause 1.5;
by adding the following at the end of Clause 5.3.2: “The amusement ride or device must be equipped with a device to restrain passengers under all loading and operating conditions planned for the amusement ride or device, in compliance with ASTM Standard ASTM F2291-04, Standard Practice for Design of Amusement Rides and Devices, published by the American Society for Testing and Materials. The restraining device must be of a type that cannot be inadvertently released when the amusement ride or device is in operation and be inaccessible to passengers.”;
by adding the following at the end of Clause 5.3.3: “The following clearances are considered to comply with the requirements of Clause 5.3.3:
600 mm between a structural element and any point of the vehicle in contact with the passenger;
1,200 mm of vertical clearance between the seat and any fixed structural member located above such seat; and
2,000 mm of vertical clearance between the floor in front of the seat and any fixed structural member located above such floor, where the passenger is not restrained in the vehicle seat.
This section does not apply to a vehicle which is enclosed or has an openwork wire mesh preventing a 38- mm diameter spherical object from going through or 50-mm in the case of an amusement device to be used solely by adults.”;
by replacing Clause 5.4.3 by the following:
“5.4.3 Welding and welding procedures must comply with CSA Standard CSA W59, Welded Steel Construction, or CSA Standard CSA W59.2, Welded Aluminum Construction, published by the Canadian Standards Association.
Welding must be performed by a qualified welder from a company that is certified according to CSA Standard CSA W47.1, Certification of Companies for Fusion Welding of Steel, or CSA Standard CSA W47.2, Certification of Companies for Fusion Welding of Aluminum, published by the Canadian Standards Association.”;
by adding the following paragraph at the end of Clause 5.4.5: “A rope tensioning device must be designed so that it will not release itself during the operation of an amusement ride or device and be equipped with a positive action manual reset slack rope device.”;
by revoking Clause 5.4.6;
by adding the following paragraph at the end of Clause 5.5.4: “Lighting of a minimum of 100 lx at floor level must be installed at the loading and unloading areas and entrances and egresses.”;
by adding the following at the end of Clause 5.5.5: “No part of an amusement ride or device is to come nearer to an electrical conductor of more than 750 V than the distance specified in the following table:
Voltage (in volts) Distance (in metres)
Less than 125,000 5
125,000 or more 30
by adding the following after Clause 5.7.2:
“5.7.3 A signal system must be provided during the starting or stopping of an amusement ride or device where the loading or unloading areas cannot be seen from the operating controls.
5.7.4 An amusement ride or device must be equipped with an emergency stop device that causes the stoppage of the amusement ride or device and the application of the brakes that complies with CSA Standard CAN/CSA Z431-M89, Colours of Indicator Lights and Push Buttons, published by the Canadian Standards Association and marked “Arrêt de secours”. The device must be of the push-pull type and be provided with contacts which open by positive mechanical separation.”;
by adding the following after Clause 5.8.3:
“5.8.4 An amusement ride or device must be equipped with devices to prevent the vehicles from making translatory or rotary movements when they are at a standstill in the loading or unloading area or be equipped, to that effect, with a parking brake, except in the case of a vehicle composed of a suspended seat.
A vehicle designed to be towed and each drive mechanism of such a vehicle must be equipped with backstop devices preventing any vehicle in the towing zone from moving back more than 150 mm.
An amusement ride or device must be installed so that it does not exceed the operating limits specified by the designer or manufacturer or be equipped, to that effect, with a speed limiting device.”;
by adding the following after Clause 5.10:
“”5.11 Where a suspension or coupling device for a vehicle or any other moving part of an amusement ride or device is used as a single retainer, a safety retainer must be installed on the vehicle or the moving part to ensure the safety of passengers, unless the single coupling device has a safety factor of at least 10.
Glazing used in a vehicle must be certified as complying with CGSB Standard CAN/CGSB B-12.1- M90, Tempered or Laminated Safety Glass, or CGSB Standard CAN/CGSB B-12.12-M90, Plastic Safety Glazing Sheets, published by the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB).
Every amusement ride or device equipped with a sloping channel and a receptacle basin, which uses water to generate or reduce the speed of a vehicle must be provided with devices allowing for the control of the water level of the basin and the water flow of the flume’s feed pump.
In addition, the devices must automatically stop the operation of the amusement ride or device if the water level or flow does not comply with that required for the operation of the amusement ride or device.
Every amusement ride or device of the “roller coaster ride” type must comply with the following requirements:
be installed so as to allow for the presence of only one vehicle or only one train of vehicles, at the same time, in the space between each braking system along its path;
the nuts used to lock the wheels of a vehicle must be of the castle type and be locked with cotter pins;
every coupling device for vehicles must be locked, and any bolts, nuts or locks which are used must be equipped with a wire to prevent loosening or disengaging; and
operating controls must be located so as to allow the operator to monitor the entire loading and unloading area.
Where users are moved in darkness inside an enclosure or in the case of an amusement ride or device completely enclosed, the enclosure must be equipped with
a smoke alarm bearing a seal of approval from Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada (ULC) and installed in compliance with the manufacturer’s instructions. The proper working order of the smoke alarm must be checked at every assembly of a portable amusement ride or device and every month in other cases;
signs, visible from the vehicle, indicating egresses;
an emergency lighting system of not less than 10 lx at floor level and egress signs, activated automatically when the main source of electrical supply is interrupted.
In addition, each egress must bear the inscription “SORTIE” in lettering at least 25 mm high and, if locked, it must be possible to open it from the inside without a key.”.
O.C. 364-2012, s. 1.