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Trampoline Safety

Trampolining is fun, but accidents do happen if you don’t follow basic rules.

Adult supervision is really important, along with guidelines for safe play. Always use a trampoline net which can be properly closed.

Have a look below to find out more information so you have a great time and learn how to bounce with style!

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Ready to bounce and have some fun?

Ready to bounce and have some fun?

  1. Bounce in the middle on the cross – that’s important.
  2. Only one person on at a time – that’s REALLY important.
  3. Bounce only if an adult is there – that’s REALLY REALLY important.
  4. Stop bouncing before you get off – yes, I know it sounds obvious but…it’s REALLY REALLY REALLY important.
  5. Don’t do somersaults  – it’s an Olympic sport you know!- so that’s REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY important.

Let’s see if you have got all of that!

Look at the pictures below, decide what is going wrong in the first picture and right in the second!

Click on them for the answers!

Trampoline accidents are going down, but injuries are still happening

Where is the best place to put a trampoline?

  • It should be placed on a level surface.
  • It must be away from other play structures, trees, fences and shrubs.
  • If possible, it is best to create a pit for the trampoline to sit on, so the canvas is at ground level.
  • Can you see the trampoline clearly from the house?

Trampoline safety

  • Youngsters should remove all jewellery.
  • Long hair should be tied back.
  • Wear thick socks.
  • Long sleeved tops and tracksuit bottoms can prevent friction burns.
  • All trampolining should be supervised by an adult.
  • Spotters need to be in place around the trampoline edge.
  • Enclosures can help prevent injury.

Pre-trampoline checks

  • Dry the trampoline before use.
  • Check under the frame pads to ensure that all hooks are attached to the bed an are all pointing downwards.
  • Ensure that all springs are covered by the frame pads.
  • Make sure there is nothing under or near the trampoline.