Blog for Zip line Attraction in the Smoky Mountains
Located in Pigeon Forge, TN and near Gatlinburg and Sevierville.
By Ross Bodhi Ogle
Posted on September 3, 2013
Safety is always one of our top concerns at Smoky Mountain Ziplines. We provide safety gear for all our customers, including harnesses, gloves and helmets. We also send two experienced guides out with every group. They make sure all participants know the safety rules, and they also lead and follow every group of guests as they make their way across each line of our canopy tour.
But with new regulations in place since last October, zip lining in Tennessee is now even safer than ever. The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development has actually implemented permitting and safety inspections of local zipline attractions. All commercial zipline operators are now required to inform the agency when they set up business, and most existing operators are already complying with the permitting and inspection process.
Regulations call for inspections to take place at least once a year and to ensure that operators have proper insurance certifications and paperwork to prove that their harnesses and platforms have been properly inspected. With the zipline industry being as new as it is, efforts are being made to be sure that all local courses comply with state regulations as soon as possible.