Amusement Park Ride Inspection 

Affidavit of Compliance and Non-Destructive Testing Form for Amusement Park Rides

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has statewide responsibility to inspect all amusement rides in Florida, except for those at large parks that have more than 1,000 employees and have full-time inspectors on staff.

Amusement rides regulated in the state of Florida fall into two major groups:

  • Temporary Amusement Rides
    • Regularly relocated with or without assembly
  • Permanent Facility Amusement Rides
    • Not regularly relocated AND operate as a lasting part of the premises

All temporary amusement rides are inspected each time they are moved or set up at a new location, and permanent rides are inspected semi-annually. All amusement rides are required to be permitted annually by FDACS, are required to undergo Non-destructive Testing (NDT) nondestructive testing for structural integrity, and must have an annual inspection by a professional engineer or qualified inspector. Beryl performs non-destructive testing services in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the American Society of Nondestructive Testing (ASNT). These inspections are for the following types of rides:

  • Amusement Parks
  • State Fairs
  • County Fairs
  • Go-Kart Tracks
  • Zip-Lines
  • Bungee Jumps
  • In-Door Skydiving
  • Water Parks
  • Water Slides
  • Aquariums
  • Resort Inspections

Amusement Ride Annual Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)

Beryl’s top priority is inspecting the condition of the equipment as it relates to safety for both the guests and the employees. The Nondestructive Testing (NDT) services could include:

  • Visual Inspections (VI)
  • Magnetic Particle Testing (MT)
  • Liquid Penetrant Testing (PT)
  • Ultrasonic Testing (UT)
  • Ultrasonic Thickness Testing (UTT)
  • Eddy Current Testing (ET)
  • Industrial Radiography (RT)