The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has published the following safety guidelines regarding the use of trampolines. As the owner or user of a trampoline, you should be aware of these guidelines and government recommendations, and abide by them at all times.
Injuries and deaths can be caused by:
Take these steps to help prevent tragic deaths and serious trampoline injuries, especially paralysis, fractures, sprains, and bruises:
- Colliding with another person on the trampoline
- Landing improperly while jumping or doing stunts on the trampoline
- Falling or jumping off of the trampoline
- Falling on the trampoline springs or frame
If you have additional questions, you should contact the US Consumer Product Safety Commision at 800-638-2772, www.cspc.gov, or www.SaferProducts.gov
- Allow only one person on the trampoline at a time.
- Do not attempt or allow somersaults, because landing on the head or neck can cause paralysis.
- Do not use the trampoline without shock-absorbing pads that completely cover its springs, hooks and frame.
- Place the trampoline away from structures, trees and other play areas.
- No child under 6 years of age should use a full-size trampoline.
- Do not use a ladder with the trampoline, because it provides unsupervised access by small children.
- Always supervise children who use a trampoline.
- Trampoline enclosures can help prevent injuries from falls off trampolines.
Furthermore, our manufacturers recommend the following safety guidelines:
- Do not attempt or allow somersaults. Serious injuries, paralysis, or death may result.
- Do not allow more than one person on the trampoline at a time.
- Use trampoline only with mature, knowledgeable supervision.
- Not recommended for children under 6 years of age.
- Inspect before use. Keep frame padding in place.
- Climb on and off the trampoline. Do not use the trampoline as a springboard.
- Stop bounce by flexing knees as feet come in contact with the bed.
- Learn fundamental bounces and body positions thoroughly.
- Avoid bouncing too high. Maintain control.
- While keeping the head erect, focus eyes on the trampoline toward the perimeter.
- Bounce in the center of the bed.
- Avoid bouncing when tired.
- Secure the trampoline against unauthorized use.
- Keep objects away which could interfere with the performer.
- Do not use the trampoline while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- For equipment information, contact the manufacturer.
- For skill training information, contact a trainer certification organization.
- Do not use when trampoline is wet or in windy conditions.
- Read instructions before use.