Laser tag is a popular sport among many, and it can be played indoors and outdoors depending on the location. The idea is to use a laser gun that uses infrared to find and ‘tag’ targets that are worn by other players.
As such it is similar to paintball but it does not involve actually hitting other players with pellets of paint. The electronic nature of the game means an alarm generally goes off to indicate a player has been hit.
This means laser tag injuries are far rarer than those which may occur while playing paintball. It is popular among young children who can go to a venue with their friends to take part in a laser tag quest, when paintballing may be completely unsuitable for them.
The importance of a safe venue
The most important thing to bear in mind here is the duty of care a laser tag venue has – whether indoors or outdoors – to provide a safe environment for the game to be played in. As such a risk assessment should always be undertaken to identify potential hazards.
This should be repeated at various times to ensure no one is in any danger of being hurt or injured while at the venue.
Potential hazards could include tripping hazards that cannot be seen or are not highlighted in some way. The right equipment should always be tested before being provided to those who are taking part in the game. If someone is hurt it is wise to determine whether negligence played a part in creating their laser tag injuries.
Indoors and outdoors
As we have already learned, some laser tag facilities are indoors while others are outdoors. This ensures there are opportunities for people to take part in whatever option suits them best. In each case there may be different potential hazards that would need to be dealt with to ensure no one is in any danger while playing the game.
While accidents do sometimes happen and are no one’s fault, there are cases where people are injured through the negligence of someone else. Call Accident Advice Helpline now if you think this is the case for you.
Our number is free on 0800 689 0500 and you can find out whether a no win, no fee claim could end up resulting in compensation for you. Find out more about your situation now.
Date Published: July 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen