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Transition period under EAEU Technical Regulation "On safety of attractions" has come to an end.

Transition period under EAEU Technical Regulation "On safety of attractions" has come to an end.

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10/21/2019

The possibility of releasing attractions with documents on conformity assessment with national legal requirements established prior to the date of entry into force of the technical regulations, i.e. until April 18, 2018, has ceased to apply with the completion of the transition period on October 18 this year.


Besides, any products that were not previously subject to mandatory conformity assessment could be released into circulation until October 18, 2019. Nowadays, they cannot be released.


Thus, since October 18 this year, all attractions should be released into circulation only if they comply with the EAEU technical regulations and have documents confirming such compliance.


A Certificate of Conformity is required for mechanized attractions that pose an increased risk. These include, for example, a large panoramic wheel with a motorized drive, colliding electric-battery cars, turnover swings and many other things. A Declaration of Conformity is required for non-mechanized attractions, less dangerous in operation, including waterslides, trampolines, swings and roundabouts that need to be swung by hands, and similar products.


It bears reminding that the Union Technical Regulations "On safety of attractions" came into force on April 18, 2018 and established mandatory requirements for designing, manufacturing attractions, their installation and commissioning, operation and storage.


For example, in accordance with the technical regulations an operating organization must place pre-entry rules for using the attraction as well as rules for servicing passengers with disabilities, if "biomechanical effects of the attraction are permissible for them". It is also required to post information about any restrictions on using the attraction for health reasons, age, height and weight, if this is provided for by the operating documents. At the same time the required information should be given in Russian and in case of relevant requirements in the Union legislation - in a state language of the Member State where the attraction is operated. The operating organization must have a height meter and scales, if this is also provided for by relevant documents.


Furthermore, the operator is required to conduct daily and annual inspections of attractions and other prescribed types of inspections. The technical regulation makes the operator place a pre-entry information plate at each attraction, containing information about the date of the last annual inspection, indicating the organization that conducted the inspection, and the date of the next annual inspection.​