BOUNCY CASTLE SAFETY TIPS
As you would expect, there are a number of health and safety issues to take
into consideration when hiring a bouncy castle or
inflatable activity set, whether it’s
for an adult’s or a kids’
It is estimated that around 200 children a year receive hospital treatment
for injuries sustained when bouncy castles aren’t installed, supervised
or used properly, so here are a few safety tips to bear in mind so your
bouncy castle party goes without a hitch.
- Ensure the bouncy castle is securely tied down using all the guy
ropes. Stakes should be at least one-foot long and if situated on hard
ground, the ropes should be fixed to a solid source. Never hire a bouncy
castle without the proper ropes and safety attachments for outdoor use.
- Make sure safety mats are positioned at the open end of the
bouncy castle at all times, and if it is windy or raining cover and close
the bouncy castle.
- Ask the bouncy castle hirer to supply detailed guidelines including
information about the appropriate place to site the castle, and how
to inflate and deflate the bouncy castle properly.
- Follow all the bouncy castle hirer’s guidelines, particularly
with regard to the maximum number of adults or children allowed on the
bouncy castle at any one time. If you allow too many people on, someone
is bound to get hurt.
- Children and adults should take off their shoes, glasses, and any
other hard or sharp objects, such as pens, buckles and badges. In addition,
it is worth operating a rota to avoid larger children crushing smaller
- Ensure the bouncy castle is supervised by a responsible person
at all times; someone who can warn children if they misbehave and remove
those who are behaving dangerously.