Chapter IV Inspection on tourist amusement enterprise
Inspection activities on tourist amusement enterprises shall be divided into the following categories:
1. Inspection before the commencement of operation
2. Regular inspection
3. Unscheduled inspection
Safety inspections shall be carried out on the following tourist amusement facilities operated by tourist amusement enterprises:
1. Mechanic amusement facilities.
2. Aquatic amusement facilities.
3. Land-based amusement facilities.
4. Aeronautic amusement facilities.
5. Other amusement facilities approved by the administrative authority.
The items to be included in the inspections as required by the preceding Paragraph shall be determined by the administrative authority on the central government level in concert with administrative authorities unless otherwise stipulated by related laws and regulations or national standards.
After an inspection carried by administrative authorities finds the tourist amusement facilities to be in compliance with regulations and certificates of inspection is issued, the enterprise of the facilities shall place them or mark them out at conspicuous positions on the tourist amusement facilities.
The enterprise shall erect signs of instructions, related warnings and restrictions of use according to the types and characteristics of its tourist amusement facilities.
Dedicated staff shall be appointed to manage, maintain and operate the tourist amusement facilities operated by tourist amusement enterprises. Qualified lifeguards and emergency rescue equipment shall be made available by the tourist amusement facilities.
Tourist amusement enterprises shall conduct training courses on the management, maintenance and operation of tourist amusement facilities as well as lifeguard skill training. Records of the training programs shall be kept and treated as one of the items for regular or unscheduled inspections by the administrative authority.
Tourist amusement enterprises shall install visitor safety equipment and emergency medical aid equipment on its premises, and establish emergency disaster relief and emergency medicine systems. The result shall be reported to the local administrative authority for file.
A tourist amusement enterprise shall conduct at least one emergency drill each year, and may design the drills as part of other larger-scale drills.
The organizer of the emergency drills as described in the previous Paragraph shall contact the local administrative authority for on-site supervision. The local administrative authority shall make a report of its supervision and observation, and submit the report to the Tourism Bureau of MOTC for file; should there be a need for improvement, the local administrative authority shall inform the enterprise and set a deadline for such improvement.
Tourist amusement enterprises shall conduct regular and unscheduled inspections on the management, operation, security and maintenance of its tourist amusement facilities and make records of those inspections. The records shall be submitted to the local administrative authority by the fifth of every January, April, July and October. The local administrative authority may conduct auditing on the records when necessary.
The local administrative authority shall compile the reports from the tourist amusement enterprises under its jurisdiction, and submit the information to the Tourism Bureau of MOTC for file by the tenth of every January, April, July and October.
The local administrative authority, in its supervising of the tourist amusement enterprises under its jurisdiction on matters including the maintenance of tourist safety, maintenance and management of tourist amusement facilities, sanitation and beautification of the environment, and customer services, shall invite the administrative authorities for regular or unscheduled joint inspections and make records of the results.
In the event that the inspection of tourist amusement facilities as described in the previous paragraph reveals any irregularities or potential danger, written notice shall be served to the enterprise requiring improvement by a set date; continued use of such facilities shall be prohibited before passing a second inspection.
The regular inspections as described in Paragraph 1 shall be conducted once in the first half of the year and once in the second half of the year. The former shall be completed by the end of April, and the latter by the end of October. A report on the inspection results shall be submitted to the Tourism Bureau, MOTC for filing.
The Tourism Bureau, MOTC may conduct unscheduled inspections regarding the matters described in Paragraph 1.
The Tourism Bureau of MOTC may organize annual contests of supervision and inspection on matters including maintenance of tourist safety, maintenance and management of tourist amusement facilities, sanitation and beautification of the environment and customer services.
In organizing the contests of supervision and inspection as mentioned in the preceding Paragraph, the Tourism Bureau of MOTC may invite other government agencies, experts and scholars from the fields of police administration, fire control, sanitation, environmental protection, building management, labor safety inspection, and consumer protection to form a board of judges.