WEST VIRGINA: The state just passed a new law with specific guidelines requiring state and private third-party inspections. The law also sets standards requiring employee training, safety briefings and injury reports. Click here to see the full statute.
VIRGINIA: A state spokesman says it’s up to local governments whether zip lines fall under amusement ride regulations. In Shenandoah County, building inspectors conduct platform inspections. Regulations require an inspection by a private third-party inspection.
MARYLAND: Separate “self-contained” zip lines are inspected by Maryland’s Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. If the zip line is part of a larger canopy tour or ropes course, it is not inspected by state government. All zip lines should be inspected by a private third-party inspector.