Tramway and Amusement Ride Safety was established to oversee the safe and enjoyable use of the State's ski industry resources. Additionally, it ensures compliance with safety regulations for the carnival and amusement ride operators in New Hampshire.
One function of Tramway and Amusement Ride Safety is to oversee the registration, inspection and compliance with the laws and safe operating procedures for all mechanical ski lifts, tramways, portable and fixed tows in the State of New Hampshire. The Tramway Board, members of which are appointed by the Governor, review and approve all applications for construction or new lifts and/or modification of existing lifts. Each mechanical lift is registered and inspected yearly with additional inspections randomly conducted during the year. Registrations are also required for lifts operating during the summer.
Tramway and Amusement Ride Safety also oversees the registration, inspection and compliance with the laws and safe operating procedures for any mechanical amusement rides operating in the State of New Hampshire. Any company wishing to operate amusement rides in New Hampshire must contact this office no less than ten days prior to inspection and operation. Each company operating in the State must carry adequate liability insurance and be inspected by both the State Inspector and an independent inspector approved by the Commissioner. Each mechanical ride must be inspected and registered prior to operation. Each mechanical ride that passes inspection is given a registration decal which must be affixed on the ride and be visible to the public.