Texas

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

CONTACT:
Texas Department of Insurance
333 Guadalupe
P.O. Box 149104
Austin, TX 78714-9104

TELEPHONE: (512) 322-2253
FAX: 512-305-7425

STATUTE: Insurance Code, Article 21.60. Amusement Ride Safety Inspection & Insurance Act 28 TAC, Subchapter J. §5.9001-5.9014, Rules to implement the Amusement Ride Safety & Inspection Act. Effective January 1, 2000, regulation require that "a person who operates an amusement ride must post signage where consumers can report an unsafe ride or defective ride or an operator who is operating a ride in an unsafe manner..." "...a contact person and number must be available.." "..for all amusement parks, fairs, carnivals, attractions at principle entrance..."

PERMITS AND LICENSES: Insurance requirement is $100,000 per occurrence with $300,000 aggregate for Class A Rides and not less than $1 million per occurrence for Class B Amusement Rides. Insurance policy required by the Texas Department of Insurance for review of compliance

INSPECTION: Annual inspection required with inspection certificate submitted to the Texas Department of Insurance for review. Inspectors are required to be professionally qualified by the insurer.

Texas does regulate comercial applications of climbing walls, but does not regulate the non-commercail uses such as occur at summer camps and schools.

Approved inspectionc ompanies will either be NAARSO Certified Inspectors or ACCT accreidted Companies and approved by the issurance company of the climbing program or facility being inspected.

Texas climbing wall inspection requirments and regulations