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Permit application

Permits from BCA are required if you are:

  • Operating a new or existing amusement ride
  • Starting installation works for an amusement ride
  • Performing modification works for an amusement ride

Types of permits

BCA issues 3 permits in the life cycle of an amusement ride. The permits help to ensure compliance to safety requirements, based on the Amusement Ride Safety Act.

Permit

Details

Submission deadline

Installation and Modification permits

Ensures that design plans, safety assessments and tests for the installation ormajor modification of a ride are reviewed and certified by a Qualified Person (QP)

At least 5 weeks before the start of installation or modification works

There will be delays if documentation is incomplete or inadequate, or if the concerns raised during ride design review are not satisfactorily resolved

Operating permit

Ensures that the ride has been inspected and certified safe for operation after installation.

Permit requirements include:

  • Certificate of compliance from Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF)
  • Appointing a suitably qualified and trained person as a ride manager
  • Sufficient public liability insurance coverage of a minimum of S$1 million per occurrence per amusement ride

At least 1 month before the required start date of the Operating Permit

The ride inspection should also be conducted at least 1 month before the required start date of the Operating Permit

There will be delays if documentation is incomplete or inadequate, or if the concerns raised after ride inspection and documentation review are not satisfactorily resolved

Installation/modification permit application process

Apply for and obtain an installation permit before installation works begin for the amusement ride. The process is as follows:

  • Consultation with BCA
  • Appoint QP (A Conformity Assessor is also required for major rides)
  • Design review and certification by QP
  • Apply to Commissioner of Civil Defence for the approval of design and plans of the fire and rescue management system to be installed/modified
  • Apply to the Commissioner of Building Control for the approval of plans of any building works relating to any building which forms part of the amusement ride to be installed/modified or to which the amusement ride is connected

Permit fees

Type of Application

Fee for major ride

Fee for any other ride

Installation permit

S$1,500

S$500

First operating permit or Renewal of an operating permit

  • S$1,500 for a major amusement ride that is permitted to carry 12 or more patrons during each ride
  • S$750 for a major amusement ride that is permitted to carry no more than 11 patrons during each ride

S$120

Modification permit

S$750

S$250

Fees can be paid via:

  • Cheque
  • Credit card (except AMEX)
  • Nets

How to apply

Submit all permit applications via BCA’s Amusement Rides E-System (ARiES) portal.

If you are unable to access ARiES, please download the forms and contact the BCA officer handling your ride, or send an email to bca_amusement_rides@bca.gov.sg to arrange for a date and time to submit your application by hand to BCA at JEM, #11-01.

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