The trampoline has come a long way since the invention of early trampoline-like devices in 1922, or even the first modern trampoline in 1936. The first modern trampoline was initially used to train tumblers, but as we can see, it soon became pretty popular on its own.
Since then, the spike of trampoline injuries has provoked doubt in the minds of many parents. Through media releases after media releases, trampoline parks are turning into a dangerous trend. This has caused people to start to wonder if the commercial trampoline parks are doing their due diligences for the jumpers, and if safety is a realistic possibility.
Fortunately, what many people don’t know, is running a trampoline park has many complex regulations to help minimize injuries and keep jumpers safe. More than 95 percent of fractures don’t happen at parks. Trampolines for home use are less sturdy, and the springs are weaker.
Manager of Air U trampoline park, April Carere, explains trampoline protocol that is in place to keep parents happy, while having jumpers safely enjoy their time.
“We do have flight deck staff that patrol each area, they are trained to respond and to monitor the nature of situations and to make sure every participant is is playing in a safe and appropriate manner”
Trampoline injuries still rank among the most common in children under 16, and approximately 15 percent of injuries on trampolines happen to children younger than six. The backyard trampolines are hard to control, and the lack of supervision results in numerous injuries. This is why trampolines parks are an important industry to have to eliminate risk taking.
Trampoline parks have proven that trampolines can be safe, but it takes a lot of effort to get there. The rules and regulations create a safe zone where people can get exercise and have fun. London is going to be opening a trampoline park of their very own, the flying squirrel is expected to be up and running by spring 2018. It’s up to our community to ensure this is a safe fit and meet the necessary requirements to do so.