ASTM International’s committee on amusement rides and devices (F24) is developing a standard for requirements for hayride attractions. The proposed standard (WK50036) will apply to hayrides meant for entertainment, recreation, or agritourism.
According to ASTM International member Randy Bates, owner of Agritainment, Inc., the proposed standard will help provide a level of conformity to reduce potential hazards to patrons, attendants, actors, and spectators. The standard will cover all aspects of hayride attractions, including operations, safety, design, maintenance, and documentation.
In addition to hayride attraction operators and managers, the standard could help local governments and authorities who have jurisdiction over hayrides as well as code enforcement officials.
ASTM welcomes participation in the development of its standards. Become a member at www.astm.org/JOIN. The next meeting of the committee on amusement rides and devices is October 15-19 in San Diego, California, USA.