901:9-1-30 Jumper harness and hardware.

(A) All harnesses, webbing, bindings, ropes, and hardware shall meet or exceed the standards as set by the Union International Alpinism Association (UIAA) or, the requirements of ANSI A 10.14 -1975.

(B) A jumper harness shall be either a full body harness, a sit harness with shoulder straps, or an ankle harness. Harnesses shall be specifically designed and manufactured for mountaineering or bungee jumping.

(C) Harnesses shall be available to fit the range of patron sizes accepted for jumping.

(D) There shall be a redundant connection (backup) between the harness and the cord.

(E) All load supporting slings or webbing shall be flat tubular mountaineering webbing or its equivalent. Minimum breaking strength shall be six thousand pounds. Slings or webbings shall be formed by sewing, or properly tied with a "water knot" with taped ends.

(F) Carabineers shall be the steel screw gate type with a minimum breaking strength of six thousand pounds.

(G) All ropes, pulleys, and shackles used to raise, lower, or hold the jumper shall have a minimum breaking strength of six thousand pounds. All pulleys shall be compatible with the rope.

(H) All anchors shall meet or exceed the following:

(1) Where a single anchor is used to attach the bungee cord to the platform, it shall have a factor of safety of twenty.

(2) Where two anchors are used to attach the bungee cord to the platform, each shall have a safety factor of five.

(3) Where the anchor is made of wire rope, it shall have swagged ends with the thimble eyes.

(4) Where the anchor is made of "webbing", it shall be manufactured by a company that normally supplies these anchors to crane and rigging companies.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/12/2010 and 07/12/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1711.53
Rule Amplifies: 1711.53
Prior Effective Dates: 08/27/92