State Laws About Zip Line Courses

Thursday, Sep 20, 2012  |  Updated 6:14 PM EDT
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State Laws About Zip Line Courses

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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.

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