For the most up to date information on the State of Arkansas Regulations of Climbing Walls - please call our office at (877) 206-8967 or the state department listed below:

AOSH Supervisor
Arkansas Occupational Safety and Health
Arkansas Dept. of Labor
10421 W. Markham
Little Rock, AR 72205 

TELEPHONE: (AOSH) (501) 682-909
FAX: (501) 682-4532 

STATUTE: Act No. 631 of the 1995 Arkansas General Assembly, Amusement Ride Law, Arkansas code Annotated 23-89-50 1 et.seq. 

PERMITS AND LICENSES: Proof of Liability insurance and a current Safety Inspection by ADOL must be kept on site. The fee for inspection is on a graduated scale.

INSPECTION: State Inspections must be made at the time of initial installation and operation. Notice must be given to the Arkansas Dept of Labor of the intent to operate an amusement ride and such notice must be given aminimum of four working days prior to the operation of the ride. The notice must be in writing and specify the location, date and time of intended operation. One million dollars liability insurance is required. Inspections include mobile rides, go-kart, bungee, water parks, inflatable’s, climbing walls, zip lines, aerial adventure parks, and fixed amusements sites.

The State of Arkansas will look at:

  • Engineering Plans and Drawings
  • Operations Manual
  • Inspection Records and Logs - to be performed by Qualified 3rd Party Inspector
  • Staff Training Records and Certficates.

The State of Arkansas will not inspect the physical climbing wall structure or belay systems. Having a state inspection is a duty to demponstrate to the state that you are in compliance with the law and that is it. You must hire a 3rd party inspector to perform a hands on inspection of your climbing wall or tower in the state of Arkansas.

Arkansas climbing regulations