5J-18.025. Regulation of Bungy Operations  


Effective on Thursday, May 2, 2019
  • 1(1) Purpose. This rule specifies and gives guidance on the site and site approval, testing of equipment, the management of the operation, the operating procedures, the provisions and emergency procedures relating to bungy operations. (Bungy is sometimes spelled “bungee”.)

    40(a) For purposes of this rule, the term “bungy jumping” includes and refers to permanent and mobile platform jumping facilities.

    60(b) Each bungy jumping operation is subject to the provisions of chapter 616, F.S. and chapter 5J-18, F.A.C., and this rule.

    81(c) Each bungy jump shall be considered a new device.

    91(2) Definitions. The definitions in sections 97616.001 98and 99616.242, F.S., 101and the following shall apply:

    106(a) Binding – Ankle. Material used to wrap and hold together the jumpers ankles. The binding is tied together and attached to the bungy cord.

    131(b) Binding of Cord. Material used to hold the cord threads in place. Can also protect the cord threads from damage.

    152(c) Breaking Load. The stress or tension steadily applied and just sufficient to break or rupture.

    168(d) Bumper. A padded sleeve or covering on the bungy cord and connecting straps or devices to prevent the jumper from contacting or becoming entangled in the bungy cord or connecting straps or devices.

    202(e) Bungy Catapulting or Reverse Bungy Jumping. The sport, activity, or practice whereby a person is attached to a bungy cord which is stretched and then released, thus catapulting or otherwise launching the jumper into the air from a fixed position. This definition does not include the sport, activity, or practice whereby a participant is strapped into a bungy harness on the ground, attached to a bungy cord, and lifted directly from the ground into the air without the use of a catapult, slingshot, or other similar device, nor does it apply to other amusement devices or amusement attractions which may utilize a bungy cord as a component, and the patron or patrons are contained in a rigid structural carrier and no overhead obstruction exists which may impact or otherwise strike the carrier or patron, thereby posing a hazard. “Ground” as used in this paragraph includes the ground, an air bag or air cushion, a launch pad, or other similar object from which the participant is lifted or released.

    371(f) Bungy Cord. The elastic rope made of rubber, latex, or other elastic-type materials, whether natural or synthetic, to which the jumper is attached. It lengthens and shortens and thus produces a bouncing action.

    405(g) Bungy Jumping. The sport, activity, or other practice of jumping, diving, stepping out, dropping or otherwise being released into the air while attached to a bungy cord, whereby the cord stops the fall, lengthens and shortens, allows the person to bounce up and down, and is intended to finally bring the person to a stop at a point above the surface. This definition does not include the sport, activity, or other practice whereby a participant is strapped into a bungy harness on the ground, attached to a bungy cord, and lifted directly from the ground into the air without the use of a catapult, slingshot, or other similar device, nor does it apply to other amusement devices or amusement attractions which may utilize a bungy cord as a component, and the patron or patrons are contained in a rigid structural carrier and no overhead obstruction exists which may impact or otherwise strike the carrier or patron, thereby posing a hazard. “Ground” as used in this paragraph includes the ground, an air bag or air cushion, a launch pad, or other similar object from which the participant is lifted or released.

    596(h) Cord. See Bungy Cord.

    601(i) Dynamic Loading. The load placed on the rigging and attachments by the initial free fall of the jumper and the bouncing movements of the jumper.

    627(j) Equipment. Each component which is utilized in bungy jump operation, including power or manually operated devices to raise, lower and hold loads.

    650(k) Fence. A permanent or temporary structure designed and constructed to retain people, animals and objects within or outside a defined area.

    672(l) Incident. An event that could or does result in injury to a person, damage to equipment, or the interruption or stopping of bungy jump operations.

    698(m) Jump Direction. The direction in which a jumper is aimed when jumping from the jump point.

    715(n) Jump Master. A person who has responsibility for the bungy jumping operation and who takes a jumper through the final stages to the actual jump or release.

    743(o) Jumper. The person who falls from a height attached to a bungy cord.

    757(p) Jumper Harness. An assembly to be worn by a jumper and to be attached to a bungy cord. It is designed to prevent the jumper from becoming detached from the bungy cord.

    790(q) Jump Height. The distance from where the jumper begins to fall to the bottom of the jump zone.

    809(r) Jump Operator. A person who assists the jump master in preparing a jumper for jumping and who operates the lowering system whereby the jumper is lowered to the landing pad.

    840(s) Jump Point. The position from which the jumper falls or begins to fall.

    854(t) Jump Space. The jump zone plus the safety space.

    864(u) Jump Zone. The space bounded by the maximum designed movements of the jumper or any part of the jumper.

    884(v) Jumper Weight. The weight of the jumper only.

    893(w) Karabiner. A shaped metal or alloy device used to connect sections of the jump rigging, equipment or safety gear.

    913(x) Landing Area. The surface area directly under the jump space, or, where the lifting appliance moves the jumper so that landing occurs away from the jump space, the area covered by the movement of the lifting appliance or part of it, including the area where the jumper lands.

    962(y) Landing Pad. The padded area on which the jumper is off-loaded after jumping by means of the lowering appliance or equipment.

    984(z) Lateral Direction. The movement of the jumper measured at 90 degrees to the designed jump direction.

    1001(aa) Launch. A propelled jump.

    1006(bb) Launch Point. The point from which the jumper is launched.

    1017(cc) Loaded Length. The length of the bungy cord when extended to its fullest designed length when jumping.

    1035(dd) Moused. The process of binding around the point and shank of a hook, pin or shackle to prevent any load from slipping off.

    1059(ee) Operating System. The system of processing a jumper through the jump methods used on a particular site. This includes registration, preparation, getting to the jump point, methods of attachment, jumping, the rigging and lowering system and the landing recovery method.

    1100(ff) Operating Manual. The document that contains the procedures and forms for the operation of the bungy jumping activity and equipment on the stated site.

    1125(gg) Owner. The person who owns or operates a bungy jumping operation, or the lessee if a bungy jumping operation or any of its component parts are leased.

    1153(hh) Platform Catapult. The area on the ground from which the jumper is catapulted to a height from which the jumper falls.

    1175(ii) Platform Mobile. The apparatus attached to a lifting appliance from which the jumper falls or jumps.

    1192(jj) Platform Permanent. The apparatus attached to a fixed structure from which the jumper falls or jumps.

    1209(kk) Preparation Area. The area where the jumper is prepared for jumping. It is a separate area on the ground, the support structure or part of the platform.

    1237(ll) Professional Engineer. A person who holds a valid license as a Professional Engineer with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation or some other equivalent licensing body.

    1266(mm) Recovery Area. An area adjacent to the landing area where the jumper may recover from the jump before returning to the public area.

    1290(nn) Rigging System. The rigging system is a combination of components that connects the jumper through the bungy cord to an attachment point on the structure, lifting appliance or platform. The rigging system includes, but is not limited to, ropes, pulleys, karabiners, shackles and lowering equipment.

    1336(oo) Safe Working Load (SWL). The maximum rated load which can be safely handled under specified conditions by a machine, equipment or component of the rigging.

    1362(pp) Safety Belt. A belt designed to fit around the waist of a person and can be attached to either an anchor point or safety life line.

    1389(qq) Safety Factor. The ratio obtained by dividing the breaking load of any piece of equipment by its safe working load.

    1410(rr) Safety Harness. An assembly to be worn by a staff member or jumper. It is designed to be attached to a safety line and to prevent the wearer from becoming detached from the safety line.

    1446(ss) Safety Line. A line used to connect the safety harness or belt to an anchorage point or rail in situations where there is a risk of free fall.

    1475(tt) Safety Space. The space extending beyond the jump zone as a safety factor; that is, the space beyond the maximum designed movements of the jumper.

    1501(uu) Structure. A permanent or temporary building, bridge, tower or similar erection that is used, or proposed to be used, for bungy jumping.

    1524(vv) Thread. A single strand of material used in a bungy cord. A bungy cord is constructed of a varying number of threads.

    1547(ww) Unloaded Length. The length of the bungy cord lying on a horizontal flat surface without load or stress applied.

    1567(xx) Working Platform. An enclosed platform or cage used to carry people that is attached to a lifting appliance or crane.

    1588(3) Site and Operating Approval.

    1593(a) The owner shall obtain written approval for each site from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services prior to commencing bungy jump operations.

    1617(b) The approval of the Department must be secured annually for each site.

    1630(4) Equipment Design and Construction.

    1635(a) Prior to commencing bungy jump operations, the owner shall submit to the Department a professional engineer’s report certifying that the design and construction of the structures, equipment, access ways and operating areas meet the requirements of chapter 616, F.S., and chapter 5J-18, F.A.C., the applicable local laws, American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) International Committee F-24 on Amusement Rides and Devices Designation, as incorporated by reference in rule 17055J-18.0011, 1706F.A.C., and other applicable Government Codes, and are certified by the engineer to be suitable for a bungy jumping operation. The engineer’s report shall also contain site plans, safety zones, drawings and specifications of equipment and structures, certification of the safety air bag, certification of the jumper safety harness, certification of the jump worthiness of the bungy cords to be used, and certification that the methods of attachment and location of attachment are the safest available.

    1782(b) Engineering inspections by a professional engineer shall be conducted each and every time a bungy jump operation is substantially rebuilt or substantially modified. An authorized annual inspector shall conduct an inspection annually and each time a bungy jump is re-located.

    1823(5) Insurance. The owner shall have and maintain liability insurance in an amount of not less than one million dollars per occurrence insuring the owner or lessee against liability for injury to person arising out of the use of a bungy jump. The owner shall provide sufficient proof of insurance to the Department prior to commencing bungy jump operations in this state, and upon request of the Department. When a claim in excess of, or a combination of claims exceeding, $100,000 is made, the owner shall close the bungy jump until there is a reinstatement of insurance value and shall notify the Department.

    1927(6) Jumping; Landing Pad.

    1931(a) The owner shall allow bungy jumps to be conducted only under the direct control of a jump master.

    1950(b) The jump master shall immediately stop all bungy jumping operations when the wind speed exceeds the maximum wind speed as determined by a professional engineer for the safe operation of the bungy jump.

    1984(c) Adjustments for the weight of each jumper shall be made by the jump master’s selection of bungy cord.

    2003(d) In a bungy jump operation which utilizes a crane, the jumper shall be secured on the platform by a safety belt and life line at all times until the jump point is reached. In a bungy jump operation which utilizes a tower, the jumper shall be secured by a safety belt, life line or bungy cord before reaching the jump point.

    2065(e) All shackles shall be moused.

    2071(f) In a bungy jump operation which utilizes a crane, at least 2 staff members, 1 of whom must be a jump master, shall accompany the jumper in the working platform or cage. In a bungy jump operation which utilizes a tower, at least 2 staff members, 1 of whom must be a jump master, shall accompany the jumper from the point of preparation at the jump platform to the jump point.

    2143(g) The jumper shall be allowed to recover before being moved from the landing pad.

    2158(h) The position of the jump point in relation to the tower or crane shall be constructed and maintained so as to prevent the jumper from coming into contact with any part of the tower or crane during the jump.

    2198(7) Safety Air Bag.

    2202(a) The owner shall provide a safety air bag for each bungy jump. The safety air bag shall cover the entire surface area of the jump space, including the area necessary for all rebound angles of the jumper. A professional engineer shall certify the height, width and length of the safety air bag for the height of each bungy jump, and the area necessary for all rebound angles. Each bungy jump operation shall be designed and operated in order to prevent a jumper from coming into contact with the safety air bag during the course of an incident-free jump. When a patron comes into contact with the safety air bag during a jump, the owner shall close the bungy jump, redesign the bungy jump to prevent contact with the safety air bag, provide a reinspection of the bungy jump by a professional engineer and request a reinspection by the Department prior to reopening the bungy jump.

    2358(b) The safety air bag height shall be certified or rated by the air bag manufacturer for the height of the bungy jump.

    2381(8) Height of Bungy Jump. No bungy jump in this state shall exceed a height of 100 feet, measured from the bottom of the jump point to the surface.

    2410(9) Platform Permanent.

    2413(a) The platform permanent shall be operated with a minimum Safe Working Load (SWL) reflecting a safety factor of not less than 5, as determined by the maximum load for which the platform is designed and constructed. If the jump equipment is attached to the platform as distinct from the structure, the dynamic load factor shall be added to the platform load factor.

    2476(b) Where the platform is not an integral part of the structure, the attachment devices and the part of the structure to which they are attached shall have a minimum safety factor of at least 5 over the total design load.

    2517(c) The platform shall have a slip resistant floor surface.

    2527(d) The platform shall have sufficient working space for a minimum of 3 people.

    2541(e) The platform shall have anchor points or rails for safety harnesses which are designed and positioned so as not to impede the jump operator’s movements.

    2567(f) The platform shall be fitted with a permanent enclosure to contain the jumper during preparation.

    2583(g) The jumpers shall be prepared for jumping in a place separated from the jump point.

    2599(h) There shall be a gate across the jump point equipped with a locking system to prevent accidental opening when there is not a jumper present on the jump point.

    2629(i) The top end of all bungy cords on the platform shall be securely attached to the rigging bar or to the rigging before each jumper is prepared for jumping and before jumping occurs.

    2663(j) There shall be a plate or permanent marking on each platform indicating the maximum capacity of the platform and the rated workload capacity or maximum intended load.

    2691(10) Lowering System.

    2694(a) The owner shall provide a system for lowering the jumper to the landing pad which shall be a mechanically powered system not capable of freefall and operated by the jump operator or the jump master. The owner shall also provide a second person to monitor the lowering of all jumpers who shall be capable of stopping the process if necessary to avoid injuries to the jumper.

    2761(b) The owner shall provide an alternative method for lowering the jumper in the event the main lowering system fails.

    2781(11) Platform Mobile.

    2784(a) The platform mobile or cage used for lifting employees or jumpers shall be designed by a qualified engineer or a qualified person competent in structural design.

    2811(b) The platform mobile or cage shall have a guardrail system sufficient to enclose all passengers during the hoisting or lowering of employees or jumpers. The platform mobile or cage shall have adequate overhead protection and headroom to guard against injuries to passengers. There shall be a plate or permanent marking on each platform mobile or cage indicating the weight of the platform and the rated workload capacity or maximum intended load.

    2883(c) The platform mobile or cage shall be designed and maintained with an access gate that opens to the inside of the platform and that has a safety lock or restraining device to prevent accidental opening.

    2919(d) The platform mobile or cage shall be free of any rough or exposed edges.

    2934(e) The platform mobile or cage shall be designed and attached to the hoisting cables of the crane or derrick in such a manner so as to ensure the load is evenly balanced during hoisting or lowering.

    2971(f) All attachment assemblies related to the platform mobile or cage shall be designed and maintained to close and lock in such a manner that prevents accidental opening while the platform mobile or cage is attached to the hoisting cable.

    3011(g) The jump rigging shall not be attached directly to the platform mobile.

    3024(h) The jump rigging shall pass through or around the platform in such a way as to eliminate damage to the jump rigging.

    3047(i) The owner shall position the mobile platform at a constant height above the safety air bag for each jump. That is, adjustments for the weight of each jumper shall be made by the jump master’s selection of bungy cord.

    3087(j) The platform mobile shall be operated with a minimum Safe Working Load (SWL) reflecting a safety factor of not less than 5, as determined by the maximum weight for which the platform is designed and constructed.

    3124(k) The platform shall have a slip resistant floor surface.

    3134(l) The platform shall have sufficient working space for a minimum of 3 people.

    3148(m) The jumper and all employees shall be completely enclosed on the platform until the platform reaches the jump point.

    3168(n) The jumper shall be secured by a safety belt or life line on the platform until the jump point is reached.

    3190(o) The platform shall have anchor points for safety harnesses or safety belts for all persons carried on the platform.

    3210(p) Each jump operator on the mobile platform shall wear a safety harness or safety belt.

    3226(q) All passengers and the jumper shall wear safety belts.

    3236(r) The owner shall provide an alternative method for lowering the jumper from the platform in the event the main lowering system fails.

    3259(s) The platform and support straps shall be designed and operated to provide for maximum stability of the platform.

    3278(t) All shackles shall be moused.

    3284(u) The platform mobile or cage shall be designed and operated for use with a stabilizing bar or cable so that the platform shall be attached in a fixed position to the crane or derrick to prevent swaying or rocking during a jump.

    3327(12) Wind Speed. The maximum wind speed during which a bungy jump may safely operate shall be determined by a professional engineer. The maximum wind speed for the safe operation of the bungy jump shall be stated in the operating manual. No person shall operate a bungy jump when wind speed exceeds the maximum wind speed stated in the operating manual.

    3388(13) Cranes. No person shall operate a bungy jump which utilizes a crane or derrick unless the following criteria are expressly met:

    3410(a) The owner must possess a current certificate to operate issued by the Department for each crane used in a bungy jump operation.

    3433(b) The owner shall submit to the Department a professional engineer’s affidavit certifying the crane to be suitable for use in a bungy jumping operation.

    3458(c) The crane shall be operated by a person who has a minimum of 2 years experience in mixed type operating cranes and who holds a certificate of training issued by a crane inspection company recognized by the United States Department of Labor specializing in certification of crane operators and personnel handling. The crane operator shall be re-certified annually.

    3517(d) The crane shall be operated with a minimum Safe Working Load (SWL) reflecting a safety factor of not less than 10. Other lifting appliances shall meet such similar requirements as are applicable to the lifting appliance.

    3554(e) The owner shall comply with the crane manufacturer’s operating manual or instructions, except as modified by the professional engineer who certifies the crane as suitable for use in bungy jumping operations.

    3586(f) The crane shall be equipped with an attached plate or permanent marking indicating the rated load capacity, recommended operating speed, special hazard warnings, and special operating instructions for operation of the crane.

    3619(g) The crane shall be equipped with an operational anti-two block device which shall be capable of eliminating all power to the crane’s hoisting cable. The anti-two block device shall be positioned a minimum of 6' feet from the end of the crane boom or jib.

    3665(h) Wire rope used for hoisting or lowering the platform mobile or cage shall be rotation resistant. Wire rope shall be taken out of service when any of the following conditions exist:

    36971. In running ropes, 6 randomly distributed broken wires in 1 lay or 3 broken wires in 1 strand in 1 lay.

    37192. Wear of one-third (1/3) the original diameter of outside individual wires.

    37313. Kinking, crushing, bird caging or any other evidence of damage resulting in distortion of the rope structure.

    3749(i) The crane shall be equipped with operational stabilizer bars or cables which stabilize the platform mobile or cage during a jump to ensure a consistent jump space.

    3777(j) The crane shall be equipped with a swing lock mechanism to limit the rotation of the crane to the operational limits of the bungy jump.

    3803(k) The crane shall be equipped with a load moment indicator.

    3814(l) The crane shall be equipped with an appropriate safety mechanism or device which prevents freefall capability.

    3831(m) The crane shall be set up and maintained in a level manner on firm footing. All outriggers shall be fully extended.

    3853(n) During the hoisting or lowering of employees or jumpers, the hoisting or lowering speed shall not exceed 100' feet per minute.

    3875(o) The bungy jump owner shall provide for detailed daily inspections of the crane, working platform, and hoisting mechanism; and shall maintain detailed written inspection records which indicate the date of inspection, name of the inspector, list of items inspected, deficiencies found during the inspection, actions taken to correct the deficiencies found, and certification that all deficiencies have been corrected prior to further bungy jumping operations being conducted. The daily inspections shall be conducted by the crane operator.

    3953(p) The crane shall be inspected every 6 months by a person who has a minimum of 2 years of experience in inspecting mixed type operating cranes and who holds a certificate of registration issued by the United States Department of Labor. The owner shall maintain detailed written inspection records which indicate the date of inspection, name of the inspector, list of items inspected, deficiencies found during the 6-month inspection, actions taken to correct the deficiencies found, and certification that all deficiencies have been corrected prior to further bungy jumping operations being conducted.

    4046(q) The owner shall provide training to the crane or hoist operator, jump master, and ground personnel who assist jumpers in hooking up and unhooking, persons who dismantle or erect the crane, and persons who have any rigging duties. Training conducted must meet the minimum requirements set forth in ASTM Standard F770-18, 4.1., contained in ASTM International Committee F-24 on Amusement Rides and Devices Designation, as incorporated by reference in rule 41175J-18.0011, 4118F.A.C.

    4119(r) The crane operator shall not leave his operating position during any phase of hoisting or lowering the platform mobile or cage or during jumping.

    4144(s) The owner shall provide that a professional engineer determine in writing the maximum allowable wind velocities during which bungy jumping operations shall take place at the site, and the maximum wind velocity during which the crane can be operated in a bungy jump operation. This information shall be maintained at the site and made available for review by the Department. The owner shall provide a method for constant monitoring of wind velocities at the jump site during bungy jump operations.

    4225(t) The jump rigging shall be attached directly to the lifting hook of the crane.

    4240(u) The jump rigging shall pass through or around the working platform in such a way as to eliminate damage to the jump rigging.

    4264(v) The crane operator shall at all times maintain direct communication with the person directing the crane during the lifting and lowering of jumpers.

    4288(w) For purposes of this rule, the term “crane” is synonymous with “derrick.”

    4301(14) Hot Air Balloon. No bungy jump operations shall be conducted in this state using hot air balloons, blimps or similar type vessels.

    4324(15) Bungy Cord.

    4327(a) The cord shall be designed and tested to perform within prescribed limits of stretch and load as stated herein.

    4347(b) The cord shall be made from natural or synthetic rubber or blends thereof that may be of various dimensions.

    4367(c) The materials used in the construction of the cord shall be such that the stretched length is consistent each time the same loading is applied.

    4393(d) Cord binding. The following requirements apply:

    44001. The binding shall hold the cord threads together in their designed positions,

    44132. The binding material shall have characteristics or specifications similar to those of the bungy cord material,

    44303. The cord bindings shall be intact,

    44374. Where bindings break during a day’s operation, the cord shall be withdrawn from use until the bindings are replaced.

    4457(e) The following requirements apply to bungy cords:

    44651. The cord shall stretch in the jump to at least 2.5 times its unloaded length in its designed jumper weight range,

    44872. The unloaded length of the rigging system shall be less than half (1/2) the designed extended length,

    45053. Maximum loaded length. The operating length of a bungy cord at its maximum designed dynamic load shall not exceed 4 times its unloaded length.

    4530(f) Testing of a new design of bungy cord.

    45391. Each owner desiring to utilize a new design of bungy cord shall submit to a professional engineer for testing one bungy cord which has been constructed using their standard method of manufacture including the bungy and all attachments, and two 3' foot lengths of bungy cord with end attachments to the same specification. Specifications for each cord shall also be submitted to the engineer which shall include:

    4607a. The type of material used in the manufacture of the cord,

    4619b. Thread specifications, including stress at 300% elongation, tinsel strength, and elongation at breaking point,

    4634c. Dimensions and number of threads in a cross section of the cord,

    4647d. Method of construction,

    4651e. Method of binding,

    4655f. Jumper weight range for size of cord submitted for testing to produce the extension from 2.5 times to a maximum of 4 times the unloaded length of the cord,

    4685g. Operational range of dynamic loadings.

    46912. The engineer shall test the bungy cord and certify that the cord meets the cord specifications as submitted. The full length cord shall be subjected to at least 3 repeat tests for loading versus extension in order to establish consistency of extension within the cord range of loading. The full length cord shall be subject to a loading of 5 times the maximum dynamic load for a period greater than 5 minutes and then checked for signs of thread breakage or other deterioration. This will establish a minimum safety factor of 5.

    47843. The engineer shall carry out a cycle frequency test until either of the following occurs:

    4800a. The dynamic load at 300% extension or 4 times unloaded length reduces to less than the maximum dynamic load, or

    4821b. Evidence of more than 10% of threads exhibiting wear or 5% of the threads broken of the total number over the length of cord.

    48464. Upon completion of the testing required herein, the engineer shall destroy the full length cord.

    48625. For purposes of this section, a new design shall mean (1) a change in bungy thread specifications that affects the performance of the bungy threads or cord; (2) a change to the end attachments; or (3) a change in the manufacturing methods or equipment.

    49076. Bungy cord end attachment. Each end of the cord shall have an end attachment to connect the cord to the rigging and the jumper. The end attachments shall be tested by a professional engineer, and be of sufficient size and shape to allow easy attachment to the jumper harness and to the rigging. The end attachment shall have a minimum breaking load of at least 4,400 pounds.

    4976(g) The maximum allowable life of the cord shall not exceed one-fifth (1/5) the tested number of extensions or 200 jumps, whichever is lower.

    5000(h) A cord and its non-metallic connectors shall be immediately withdrawn from use when any of the following occurs:

    50191. When exposure to daylight exceeds 250 hours, except where a cord cover or sleeve fully protects all of the cord from visible and ultra-violet exposure,

    50452. When the cord has been in existence for a period of 6 months from date of manufacture,

    50633. When the cord material reaches the manufacturer’s recommended life span or 200 days, whichever is less,

    50804. When there is evidence of threads exhibiting wear, such as bunched threads, uneven tension between threads or thread bands,

    51005. When there are broken threads,

    51066. As the bungy cord stretches over the course of its jump life, the dynamic load required to extend the bungy to four times its unloaded length will reduce. When this dynamic load reduces to less than the maximum designed dynamic load, the cord shall be discarded,

    51537. When the cord comes into contact with solvents, corrosive or abrasive substances,

    51668. When any incident occurs that could result immediately or in due course in substantial substandard performance of the cord or its attachments,

    51899. When any discolorations are found,

    519510. When any other flaws are found,

    520211. When the date of manufacture of the bungy cord or each item of material which is a component part of the bungy cord cannot be documented on the site by reference to the identification tag required by paragraph (23)(b).

    5242(i) Destruction of Cords. A cord withdrawn from use shall be destroyed in the presence of a Department inspector. The bungy cord is considered to be destroyed when it is cut into lengths of less than 3' feet. When a cord is ready for destruction the owner shall request, in writing, a department inspector to witness the destruction. The department will acknowledge the request and schedule a date to witness the destruction.

    5314(j) Daily cord inspection and testing. Before starting and during the day’s operations, the jump master shall preform the following:

    53341. A visual inspection of the entire length and circumference of the bungy cord for signs of wear. The inspection shall be repeated at least 4 times during a full day’s operation and recorded in the daily log,

    53722. An inspection of the bungy cord if the extended dynamic or static length changes during jumping,

    53893. The bungy cord shall be immediately replaced in the event unexpected changes in the cord’s extended performance occur.

    5408(k) Bumpers. The owner shall ensure that a bumper is used to cover the end of the bungy cord and all connecting straps and devices, where attached to the jumper. The bumper shall be at least 6'' inches in diameter and 5' feet in length. The bumper shall be fastened in such a manner so as to prevent its slipping up and down the bungy cord.

    5474(l) All bungy cords used in bungy jumping operations shall be designed as to its thickness and length for the height of the jump so as to prevent the looping of the cord around any part of the jumper’s body during a jump. The owner shall submit to the Department a professional engineer’s report certifying the bungy cords to be used, in relation to the height of the jump, will not loop around any part of the jumper’s body during a jump.

    5556(16) Jumper Harness. No bungy jump shall be operated unless the owner provides and requires each jumper to use a jumper harness that meets the following requirements:

    5583(a) A jumper harness shall be full body, designed either as a full body harness or a sit harness with shoulder straps and shall be certified by a professional engineer as being in accordance with the requirements of one of the following:

    56251. UIAA, Mountaineering and Climbing Equipment, ‘Dynamic Ropes’ UIAA 101, May 2016, and ‘Harnesses’ UIAA 105, May 2014, as incorporated by reference in paragraphs 56495J-18.0011(6)(a) 5650and (b), F.A.C., 5653or

    56542. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1983 Standard on Life Safety Rope and Equipment for Emergency Services, 2012  Edition, as incorporated by reference in subsection 56805J-18.0011(7), 5681F.A.C.

    5682(b) A jumper harness shall be available to fit the range of person sizes accepted for jumping, and shall be properly adjusted and fitted on each jumper.

    5709(c) The jumper harness shall be certified by a professional engineer as appropriate for use in bungy jumping and shall have a safety factor of not less than 5.

    5738(d) A professional engineer shall certify that the method of attachment and location of attachment for the jumper harness is the safest available.

    5761(e) The use of an ankle strapping or ankle harness in bungy jumping operations is hereby prohibited in this state.

    5781(17) Ropes. All ropes for holding or lowering the jumper shall have a breaking load of at least 4,900 pounds and shall be certified by a professional engineer as being in accordance with the requirements of one of the following:

    5822(a) UIAA, Mountaineering and Climbing Equipment, ‘Dynamic Ropes’ UIAA 101, May 2016, as incorporated by reference in paragraph 58405J-18.0011(6)(a), 5841F.A.C., or

    5843(b) The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1983 Standard on Life Safety Rope and Equipment for Emergency Services, 2012  Edition, as incorporated by reference in subsection 58695J-18.0011(7), 5870F.A.C.

    5871(18) Hardware.

    5873(a) Karabiners shall be of the steel screw gate type with a breaking load of at least 4,400 pounds and shall be certified by a professional engineer as being in accordance with requirements of one of the following:

    59121. UIAA, Mountaineering and Climbing Equipment, ‘Connectors/Karabiners’ UIAA 121, February 2016, as incorporated by reference in paragraph 59295J-18.0011(6)(c), 5930F.A.C., or

    59322. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1983 Standard on Life Safety Rope and Equipment for Emergency Services, 2012 Edition, as incorporated by reference in subsection 59585J-18.0011(7), 5959F.A.C.

    5960(b) Pulleys and shackles shall have a minimum breaking load of at least 4,400 pounds and shall be certified by a professional engineer as being in accordance with the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1983 Standard on Life Safety Rope and Equipment for Emergency Services, 2012 Edition, as incorporated by reference in subsection 60175J-18.0011(7), 6018F.A.C.

    6019(c) All pulleys shall be compatible with the rope size.

    6029(d) Webbing shall be of flat tubular mountaineering webbing or equivalent with a minimum breaking load of at least 4,400 pounds.

    6051(e) Tape knots shall be used on all webbing and the ends shall be either stitched down or shall be greater than twice the width of the tape.

    6079(19) Life Lines, Safety Belts and Harnesses.

    6086(a) Life lines shall be attached to all bungy personnel while on the working platform. Life lines shall have a minimum breaking load of at least 4,900 pounds.

    6115(b) In a bungy jump operation which utilizes a crane, safety belts shall be worn by the jumper while on the working platform. In a bungy jump operation which utilizes a tower, the jumper shall be attached to a safety belt or bungy cord before reaching the jump point.

    6164(c) A safety harness and life line attached to the platform shall be worn by all bungy personnel while on the working platform. The harness shall be either a sit harness or a full body harness.

    6200(20) Daily Inspections. The jump master shall ensure daily:

    6209(a) That the bungy jump operation has a current certificate to operate issued by the Department;

    6225(b) That the hoist wire rope has sufficient length for the working heights. The crane operator shall run out the rope and the rope shall be given a visual inspection;

    6255(c) That all shackles and pins are moused;

    6263(d) That all outriggers are fully extended;

    6270(e) That there are established lines of communication between the jump cage and the crane operator, and between the crane operator and the ground team;

    6295(f) That the hand signals required for visual communication between the person directing the crane or lifting appliance and the crane or lifting appliance operator are known by all parties;

    6325(g) That all protective equipment is inspected daily.

    6333(21) Testing and Inspection. The owner shall ensure the following testing and inspections are performed:

    6348(a) All jump rigging, harnesses, lowering or braking system and safety gear shall be regularly inspected and tested as set out in the operating manual and in this rule. The owner shall maintain detailed written inspection records which indicate the date of inspection, name of the inspector, list of items inspected, deficiencies found during the inspection, actions taken to correct the deficiencies found, and certification that all deficiencies have been corrected prior to further bungy jumping operations being conducted.

    6427(b) All jump rigging, harnesses, lowering or braking systems and safety gear shall be of a load rating at least equal to the standards stated in this rule.

    6455(c) Prior to commencing each day’s operations, the crane and platform mobile shall be raised and lowered with appropriate test weights to ensure proper operation.

    6480(d) The owner shall replace any rigging or hardware which has become damaged.

    6493(e) The owner shall replace any ropes which have become damaged.

    6504(f) All ropes, webbing and bindings shall be inspected visually, and by feel, for signs of wear, fraying, or corrosive or damaging substances. Criteria for planned inspection shall be included in the operating manual.

    6538(g) Criteria for the periodic replacement of ropes, webbing, harnesses and hardware shall be included in the operating manual.

    6557(22) Replacement of Rigging and Equipment.

    6563(a) At the beginning of each day’s operation, replacements of at least the following shall be available on site:

    65821. Bungy cord or cords,

    65872. All ropes,

    65903. Rigging hardware,

    65934. Body, safety harness for jumpers and staff,

    66015. Life lines and connecting devices.

    6607(b) Any item of equipment, rigging or personal protective equipment found to be sub-standard shall be replaced immediately.

    6625(c) Jumping shall cease immediately when a sub-standard item cannot be replaced.

    6637(23) Identification of Items of Equipment, Rigging, Bungy, and Safety Equipment.

    6648(a) Each item shall have its own unique permanent identification number.

    6659(b) An identification tag shall be sewn, woven, or permanently attached to each bungy cord in such manner as will not interfere with the safety or performance of the bungy cord. The tag shall contain the following information:

    66971. The manufacture date of the bungy cord.

    67052. The manufacture date of each item of material which is a component part of the bungy cord.

    67233. The weight class for which the bungy cord is designed as required by this rule.

    6739(c) The identification shall not harm the material of the item.

    6750(d) The identification shall be clearly visible to the staff members during daily operations.

    6764(e) The identification of each item shall be recorded in the item’s log sheet.

    6778(f) The owner shall provide in the operating manual the color codes for the bungy cords being used at the bungy site which correspond to different weight classes. There shall be a minimum of 4 weight classes or progressions at each bungy site.

    6821(24) Landing Area, Recovery Area and Jump Space. The owner shall comply with the following as to the landing area, recovery area and jump space:

    6846(a) These areas shall be free of spectators at all times;

    6857(b) These areas shall be free of any equipment or staff when a jumper is being prepared on the jump point and until the bungy cord is at its static extended state;

    6889(c) The off-loading landing pad and air bag shall be positioned before jumper preparation commences on the platform;

    6907(d) The landing pad shall be a clean, smooth, padded surface;

    6918(e) The jumper shall be allowed to recover before being moved from the landing pad;

    6933(f) The owner shall provide a recovery area for the jumper to sit and recover adjacent to the landing area.

    6953(25) Fences.

    6955(a) The owner shall maintain a fence designed and constructed to restrict people, animals and objects from entering the crane or tower area, the preparation area and the surface area of the jump space, and all areas specified by the local building code or the engineer who certifies the bungy operation.

    7006(b) The owner shall ensure that all areas in which persons may be endangered shall be fenced, barricaded or otherwise effectively guarded against contact.

    7030(c) The owner shall comply with all local building codes, and other applicable standards, with regards to fences or barricades.

    7050(d) Prior to commencing bungy jump operations, the owner shall submit to the department a professional engineer’s report certifying that the design and construction of the fences or barricades meet the requirements of chapter 616, F.S., and chapter 5J-18, F.A.C., the applicable local laws, ASTM International Committee F-24 on Amusement Rides and Devices Designation, as incorporated by reference in rule 71105J-18.0011, 7111F.A.C., and other applicable Government Codes, and are certified by the engineer to be suitable for a bungy jumping operation.

    7131(e) Fencing and gates shall be in acordance with rule 71415J-18.0125, 7142F.A.C.

    7143(26) Storage. The owner shall provide storage to protect equipment from physical, chemical and ultra-violet ray damage. The storage shall be provided for current, replacement, and emergency equipment, organized for easy and orderly access and secured against unauthorized entry.

    7182(27) Communication. The owner shall provide and maintain at each bungy site at a minimum the following:

    7199(a) There shall be a public address system;

    7207(b) There shall be a radio communication link or closed telephone circuit in the following situations:

    72231. On crane sites, a hook-up between the crane operator and the platform,

    72362. On permanent platform sites, a hook-up between the platform and the landing and recovery areas,

    7252(c) Bungy jump personnel shall be easily identified by other staff and the public. A uniform or similar clothing shall be worn by bungy staff,

    7277(d) Instructions to jumpers and the public shall be put in positive terms to avoid misinterpretation and mistakes.

    7295(28) Emergency service. The owner shall provide and maintain a telephone communication link to 911 or similar emergency service within 200' feet of the bungy operation.

    7321(29) Safety and Loss Control Management. The owner shall provide for and maintain the following:

    7336(a) At least one jump master shall be designated Safety, Health and Loss Control Coordinator and shall be certified in first aid by the American Red Cross or an equivalent certification authority. The first aid certification shall include cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

    7377(b) A comprehensive emergency plan shall be developed, practiced, maintained and posted at each bungy jump.

    7393(c) The jump master shall inspect and review daily the site, equipment and procedures as outlined in the emergency plan.

    7413(d) The reporting and investigation of injuries, damages, and near-miss events shall be analyzed and reviewed by management on a regular basis. The owner shall make changes to procedures, equipment, rigging or structures as needed to reduce the likelihood of any incidents re-occurring.

    7456(e) The emergency plan shall be included in the Operating Manual.

    7467(f) Training shall be provided to all bungy staff relative to emergency procedures. A record of training shall be kept.

    7487(30) Staff and Duties. The owner shall maintain at least the following staff at each bungy jump:

    7504(a) Jump master. To be qualified as a Jump Master, a person shall be at least 18 years of age, and shall have had a minimum of 250 hours, and 1,250 jumps, of incident-free experience as a jump operator under the supervision of a qualified jump master at a bungy jumping operation. A jump master shall be responsible for the following:

    75661. At least one jump master at each bungy site shall be designated as having complete control over the operation and accountable for the operation and control of the bungy site. He shall have a thorough knowledge of the bungy site, its equipment, operating manual and procedures, and staff,

    76152. The jump master shall select the bungy cord and adjust the rigging appropriately for each jumper,

    76323. The jump master shall take the jumper through the final stages to the jump take-off. The jump master shall be present at the jump point during each jump,

    76614. For crane operations, at least 2 staff members, 1 of whom must be a jump master, shall escort the jumper from the preparation area to the jump point. However, when all connections are made while on the ground and checked by 2 staff members, 1 of whom is a jumpmaster, only 1 staff member must escort the jumper to the jump point,

    77245. The jump master shall be responsible for the training of other bungy staff. All training shall be conducted by or under the direct supervision of a jump master,

    77536. The jump master shall ensure that the number of jumps being conducted at a site does not prohibit the bungy staff from carrying out all procedures and duties for each job as set out in the manual,

    77917. The jump master shall directly supervise all staff who are in training.

    7804(b) Jump Operator. The owner or jump master shall designate a jump operator at each bungy jump with at least the following duties:

    78271. Assisting the jump master to prepare the jumper,

    78362. Attaching the jumper to harness,

    78423. Assisting in attaching the jumper to rigging,

    78504. Carrying out check procedures,

    78555. Operating the lowering system,

    78606. In crane operations, the jump operator may assist in landing or recovery procedures,

    78747. Assisting in controlling the public.

    7880(c) Landing or Recovery Operator. The owner or jump master shall designate a landing or recovery operator at each landing area with at least the following duties:

    79071. Assisting the jumper to the landing pad,

    79152. Assisting the jumper to the recovery area,

    79233. Overseeing the recovery of jumpers,

    79294. Assisting in controlling the public.

    7935(d) Registration Clerk. The owner or jump master shall designate a registration clerk at each bungy site with at least the following duties:

    79581. Registering the jumper,

    79622. Providing all notices and warnings to potential jumper as required under chapter 616, F.S., and this rule,

    79803. Weighing and marking of weight on the jumper,

    79894. Controlling movement of jumpers to jump platform,

    79975. Assisting in controlling the public,

    80036. Handling the payment process.

    8008(e) The owner shall provide and maintain an operating team for each bungy jump operation. Each operating team shall have a minimum of 4 staff members, one of whom must be a jump master.

    8042(31) Injury, Damage, and Incident Events.

    8048(a) If an accident involving a bungy jump results in death or serious injury, the owner shall immediately report the accident to the Department and close the bungy jump operation until further authorization is received from the Department.

    8086(b) All accidents relating to a bungy jump operation shall be reported to the Department within 24 hours.

    8104(c) Owners shall record all injuries, damage or near-miss events in a daily log.

    8118(32) Work Periods. It is the owner’s responsibility to ensure that staff shall take regular breaks to ensure that fatigue does not downgrade their ability to operate an incident free operation. If continuous operation is planned, then backup staff shall be available to allow adequate breaks to take place.

    8167(33) Jumper Restrictions. The owner shall comply with the following jumper restrictions:

    8179(a) The minimum age for jumping shall be 12 years. The owner shall secure the consent of a parent or guardian for any jumper who is under the age of 18. The parent or guardian shall be at least 18 years old and shall sign an authorization stating he or she is the jumper’s parent or guardian and is consenting to the bungy jump. In addition, the parent or guardian shall be present at the bungy site during the jump. The authorization shall be executed at the bungy site in the presence of bungy staff. The authorization shall be permanently retained by the owner with the daily log.

    8287(b) The owner shall disclose to each jumper all medical conditions which may be adversely affected by jumping. The owner shall disclose at a minimum the following medical conditions:

    83161. Pregnancy,

    83182. High blood pressure,

    83223. Heart conditions,

    83254. Neurological disorders,

    83285. Epilepsy.

    8330(c) Any jumper who, in the opinion of the bungy staff, represents a danger to himself or others, shall not be allowed onto the platform or to jump.

    8358(d) Jumpers in an intoxicated state shall not be allowed to jump.

    8370(34) Signs. The owner shall provide for the following signs at each bungy jump site:

    8385(a) A sign shall be erected reflecting the following information:

    83951. A warning that bungy jumping may be a dangerous activity and may result in serious injury or death to the jumper,

    84172. A warning that injuries and death have occurred relating to bungy jumping activities,

    84313. A statement in bold capital letters that the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services does not endorse this activity and does not guarantee or warrant the safety of bungy jumping; and,

    84644. The medical, weight, and age restrictions for jumpers.

    8473(b) The following sign shall be erected and maintained at each bungy site:

    8486(c) The owner shall maintain and position signs with the information required in paragraphs (a) and (b), at the bungy jump entrance and at the preparation area.

    8513(d) Separate signs shall be erected which identify the color codes of the bungy cords for the corresponding weight classes, in accordance with the color code set forth in the operating manual. The owner shall maintain and position a sign reflecting this information at each weighing area.

    8560(e) All signs required under this section shall be in bold type and conspicuous lettering of sufficient dimensions to accommodate the language required herein except that the word “Warning” shall be in lettering at least 2'' inches in height.

    8599(35) Operating Manual and Documentation. The owner shall provide and maintain an operating manual at each bungy site in accordance with ASTM International Committee F-24 on Amusement Rides and Devices Designation, as incorporated by reference in rule 86365J-18.0011, 8637F.A.C., and the following requirements:

    8642(a) For each bungy site, there shall be an operating manual which describes the system of operation to be used and which addresses, but is not limited to, the following elements:

    86731. A site plan showing a plan view of the site with all components in place including fencing, site furniture and equipment, the jump zone, safety space, jump area and jump direction defined,

    87062. A site plan showing a profile of the site defining the jump platform and its supporting structure, the jump area, the jump zone, and the safety space,

    87343. A complete description of all components in the rigging system which shall include manufacturers' specification or a laboratory test certificate of each component,

    87584. A complete description of all bungy staff, jumper and passenger safety equipment with instructions for proper usage,

    87765. A complete description of all rescue equipment,

    87846. A complete job description of all personnel employed on the site with the minimum qualifications of each person and complete detail of work periods required,

    88107. A complete description of emergency procedures to be taken in all possible scenarios which may occur,

    88278. A complete description of standard operating procedures of every person employed in the processing of the bungy jumper,

    88469. A complete description of the reporting to authorities of incidents resulting in injury or death,

    886210. A complete description of the reporting procedure for any incidents which do not result in injury but which were not in accordance with normal operational procedures,

    888911. A complete description of equipment inspection procedures and the recording of those inspections,

    890312. A complete description of the method of recording verified qualifications of jump masters employed on the site,

    892113. A complete description of the method of recording verified qualifications of jump masters employed on the site,

    893914. A complete description of staff selection procedures,

    894715. A complete description of the criteria for the periodic replacement of rigging, hardware, bungy cords, harnesses and lifelines.

    8966(b) The owner and each member of the operating staff shall have a thorough knowledge of the operating manual.

    8985(c) Noncompliance with any of the criteria or procedures contained in the operating manual is a violation of this rule, and subject to the penalties as provided by law.

    9014(d) A copy of the operating manual shall be maintained at all times on the bungy site during operating hours.

    9034(36) Daily Operating Procedures.

    9038(a) The owner shall provide and maintain a written check list for the daily operating procedures which shall include at least the following:

    90611. Setting up the site equipment and public amenities,

    90702. Inspecting and testing of all equipment before beginning operations,

    90803. Inspecting and testing of protective equipment including gloves, harnesses and life lines,

    90934. Inspecting and testing the communication system for proper operation,

    91035. Inspecting and testing of the jump equipment and rigging,

    91136. Review of the jump procedures with all bungy staff,

    91237. Review of all emergency procedures with all bungy staff,

    91338. Conducting test jumps with appropriate weights on all bungy cords to be used that day,

    91499. Designating the jump master who is in charge of the entire operation that day.

    9164(b) The procedures outlined above shall be performed each day prior to beginning bungy jump operations.

    9180(c) Failure to complete each daily operating procedure outlined herein shall constitute a violation of this rule.

    9197(37) Jump Procedures.

    9200(a) The owner shall provide and maintain written jump procedures which shall include at least the following procedures:

    92181. Exclusion of all unauthorized persons from the operating areas,

    92282. Registration of jumpers to include:

    9234a. Name,

    9236b. Age,

    9238c. Weight and marking. The owner shall ensure that 2 separate weighings on 2 separate scales by 2 different staff members are conducted on each jumper,

    92643. Jumper briefing,

    92674. Removal of loose objects from the jumper,

    92755. Preparation of the jumper which shall include:

    9283a. Harness or binding attachment,

    9288b. Instructions to the jumper,

    9293c. Selection and adjustment of the bungy cord,

    9301d. Connection of the jumper to the rigging,

    9309e. Re-check of all connections and harness attachments,

    9317f. Final Inspection by jump master,

    9323g. Final instructions to the jumper,

    9329h. Countdown to jump,

    9333i. Observation of jump,

    93376. Landing and recovery of jumper,

    93437. Off-loading of jumper,

    93478. Return of jumper to the public area,

    93559. Retrieval of the bungy to the platform.

    9363(b) There shall be a written pre-jump checklist for each jumper for the procedures contained in subparagraphs 3., 4., sub-subparagraphs 5.a.-h., of paragraph (37)(a). The pre-jump checklist shall contain the jumper’s name and the jump master shall sign and date the checklist certifying all procedures were performed. The pre-jump checklist shall be permanently maintained as part of the daily log.

    9423(c) The procedures outlined herein shall be performed for each bungy jump.

    9435(d) Failure to complete each procedure outlined herein shall constitute a violation of this rule.

    9450(38) Close Down Procedures.

    9454(a) The owner shall provide and maintain a written check list for the close down procedures which shall include at least the following:

    94771. Equipment cleaning and inspection,

    94822. Completion of written records as required under chapter 616, F.S., and this rule,

    94963. The necessary daily maintenance of equipment, structures and facilities,

    95064. The storage of equipment,

    95115. The disposal of rubbish,

    95166. Security checks and lock up,

    95227. De-briefing of staff on critical incidents and events occurring that day; equipment, rigging and bungy changes required before the next day’s operations start; and maintenance work not completed but required before the next day’s operations.

    9558(b) The procedures outlined herein shall be performed for each bungy jump.

    9570(c) Failure to complete each procedure outlined herein shall constitute a violation of this rule.

    9585(39) Logging of Daily Activities.

    9590(a) The owner shall maintain a permanent log of the following daily activities for each bungy site:

    96071. Confirmation that daily operating procedures were preformed and compilation of the corresponding checklist,

    96212. Compilation of the checklists on jump procedures,

    96293. Confirmation that the close down procedures were performed and compilation of the corresponding checklist,

    96444. The number of jumps made on each bungy cord. This shall be done by referencing the permanent identification number of each cord used,

    96685. Compilation of the information required in paragraphs (15)(g) and (h) of this rule. The log shall contain notation as to whether each bungy cord should or should not be withdrawn from use because of each factor listed in paragraphs (15)(g) and (h).

    9711(b) The daily log shall be signed by the jump master who is in charge of the daily operation.

    9730(c) The owner shall maintain a separate bungy cord log which shall contain for each bungy cord in the possession of the owner the following information:

    97561. The expiration date of the life of the cord or its materials, whichever is shorter.

    97722. Lot number and date of manufacture of all materials which are a component of the bungy cord.

    97903. Date of manufacture of the bungy cord.

    9798(d) The owner shall also retain for the useful life of each cord and for a period of one year thereafter all invoices, bills of sale, checks for payment and other documents which indicate the purchase, sale, testing, and manufacturing of any bungy cord or any component materials used to manufacture a bungy cord.

    9852(e) Owners shall obtain from the manufacturer of any materials to be used for the manufacture of bungy cords the lot number and date of manufacture of the materials in writing. Such documentation shall be maintained by the owner for the useful life of each cord and for a period of one year thereafter.

    9906(f) Failure to comply with this section shall constitute a violation of this rule.

    9920(40) Emergency Procedures. The owner shall provide and maintain emergency procedures for each bungy site that meet at least the following:

    9941(a) Each site shall have an emergency plan.

    9949(b) First Aid Kit. A medium first aid kit, stretcher, back board and blankets shall be held on site.

    9968(c) First Aid Certificate Jump Master. All jump masters shall have current first aid certificates and shall complete an annual refresher course.

    9990(d) Rescue Courses. The operating manual shall specify the rescue training and qualifications required for all staff on the site.

    10010(e) Lighting. Adequate Lighting shall be provided at all jump sites that operate after sunset. The lighting system shall illuminate the jump point, the jump space and the landing area. There shall be an emergency lighting system having its own power source.

    10052(41) Noncompliance. Any bungy jump operation that is not in compliance with chapter 616, F.S., or this rule is subject to penalties as provided therein. In the event a bungy jump operation is closed by the Department, the bungy jump shall remain closed until written authorization is issued by the Department.

    10103(42) The owner shall not use the name of, or reference to, the Department in any advertisements, brochures, commercials, TV or radio show, newspaper, or in any other public manner by the owner, for the purpose of promoting a bungy jump operation.

    10145(43) Engineer Certification.

    10148(a) Prior to conducting bungy jump operations in this state, the owner shall provide to the Department an affidavit, or affidavits, executed by a professional engineer, or professional engineers, containing the following information:

    101811. The engineer certifies the crane or structure for use in bungy jump operations.

    101952. The engineer certifies all safety equipment, including harnesses, connecting straps, safety lines, attachments, karabiners, etc., for use in bungy jump operations.

    102173. The engineer certifies that the bungy cords to be used in the bungy jump operation, as well as the manufacturing process for the bungy cords, including quality control methods, have been personally examined and reviewed and that the engineer found all types of bungy cords and the manufacturing process to conform in all applicable respects to section 10275616.242, F.S., 10277this rule chapter, and ASTM International Committee F-24 on Amusement Rides and Devices Designation, as incorporated by reference in rule 102975J-18.0011, 10298F.A.C. The engineer shall further certify that the bungy cords tested and certified pursuant to subsection (4) of this rule, were manufactured by the same manufacturing process as those cords which are to be used in the bungy jumping operations.

    103384. The engineer certifies the safety air bag for use in bungy jump operations.

    103525. The engineer certifies the rigging system for use in bungy jump operations.

    103656. The engineer certifies the jump space, jump zone and jump height are appropriate for the bungy jump operation.

    103847. The engineer has reviewed the daily operating procedures, jump procedures and close down procedures and certifies them as appropriate for the bungy jump operation.

    104098. The engineer certifies the bungy jump operation has been inspected and is in compliance with chapter 616, F.S., ASTM International Committee F-24 on Amusement Rides and Devices Designation, as incorporated by reference in rule 104445J-18.0011, 10445F.A.C. and this rule.

    104499. The engineer certifies the bungy jump operation has undergone some form of nondestructive testing for metal fatigue recognized by the American Society for Non-Destructive Testing, in accordance with section 10479616.242, F.S.

    10481(44) Prohibited Activities. The practice of bungy catapulting or reverse bungy jumping is hereby prohibited in this state.

    10499Rulemaking Authority 10501616.165, 10502616.242(4)(c), 10503(6) FS. Law Implemented 10507616.242 FS. 10509History–New 11-11-92, Amended 6-13-93, 9-21-93, 2-23-94, 4-15-94, 7-5-94, 5-7-96, 2-14-99, 5-30-10, Formerly 105215F-8.025, 10522Amended 7-27-17, 5-2-19.