Trampoline Safety Tips

For safe bouncing please follow these Trampoline Safety tips and guidelines to avoid the most common types of injuries

Research

"In Australia, children aged five to nine are at greatest risk of being hurt and injuries include fractures, open wounds, dislocations and head injuries," - ACCC

An Australian Kidsafe survey in 2013 found fewer than a quarter of parents said they always supervise their children on trampoline. Authorities also reported that some families allowed five or more children to play on the equipment at once.

Safety on the Trampoline

  • One at a time - Make sure only ONE child at a time uses the trampoline. Double-bouncing is uncontrolled bouncing and the leading cause of trampoline injuries.
  • Supervise - Supervise children at ALL times, regardless of their age. Would you leave your kid in a pool unsupervised?
  • No Somersaults - Do NOT attempt somersaults without proper (qualified) instruction. Necks are precious things!
  • On not under - Do NOT climb or walk underneath the trampoline. You might get landed on. Which could hurt. A lot.
  • Teach children to jump in the middle. It's the safest, and bounciest part.
  • If children under six use trampolines, make sure they take extra care. Their neck and core body muscles are not as strong as adults, and coordination and body control still developing.

Safety around the Trampoline

  • Safety Padding - Use safety padding on the equipment's frame and regularly check the conditions of the mats and net.
  • Check Equipment - Make sure there are no holes, that the springs are intact and securely attached at both ends, that the frame is not bent and leg braces are securely locked.
  • Hazard-Free Surrounds - Keep the trampoline away from hazards like walls, fences, play equipment and garden furniture and that overhead objects like clotheslines, trees and wires are far away.

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Further Information

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Amusing image from Springfree Trampolines