Legal Corner: Inflatables as Amusement Devices

Tom Montgomery, NGU Risk Management

September, 2016

Please see the following legal information regarding inflatables used as amusement devices. This information was provided by the Trust attorneys.

Our attorneys state:

Recently, the Trust received an inquiry from an insured school system concerning the Rules and Regulations for use of Inflatable Amusement Devices. Amusement devices, including inflatables, are regulated by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Elevator and Amusement Device Safety Board. That Board has issued Rules and Regulations designed to protect users (Tenn. R & R Ch. 0800-03-04). The owner or managing operator of the Inflatable is obligated to comply with those Regulations.

In compliance with those regulations, any school or other insured which uses an inflatable should require the following:

The name of the owner and managing operator, if any, of the inflatable.

The complete outline of Tennessee's Rules and Regulations for 0800-03-04 can be found here.

If you have any question regarding the use of inflatable amusement devices, please contact your local loss control specialist:

East TN:
Jason Baggett - (865) 850-4995

Middle TN:
Chris Stites - (615) 289-4101

West TN:
Mark Bilyeu - (615) 210-7827