Whether it’s a theme park, restaurant, cinema, museum or any other facility open to the public, someone is always responsible for the safety of that place. The same can be said for trampoline parks, and given that accidents can happen quite easily in such places, it is vitally important that somebody takes care of trampoline park safety to stop injuries from being sustained.
But who is responsible for these health and safety precautions, and what can happen if appropriate standards are not met?
Taking care of trampoline park safety
Whoever is responsible for the day-to-day running of the facility is responsible for trampoline park safety. Some places have a designated health and safety manager, but most of the time a member of staff will be responsible for it, usually the general park manager. This means that they must ensure that a large number of different precautions are in place to protect patrons throughout the building.
One of the most important aspects of trampoline park safety is to maintain the equipment properly. Trampolines are really quite simple pieces of equipment, but that does not mean that things cannot go wrong if they are left too long between inspections, and equipment becomes old and broken down. As well as the rubber surface itself, trampolines also have springs and other metal parts such as the frame itself which need to be properly covered so that nobody can fall onto them and hurt themselves.
Safety throughout the trampoline park
Many trampoline parks nowadays also have eating areas, and perhaps other play areas such as soft play and ball pits. These areas all need to be maintained properly to make sure there are no hidden hazards for people to become injured by. As with any other business, food and drink spillages need to be signed and cleaned up quickly to prevent slips. Trampoline park safety can be very time-consuming for staff, but if it prevents injuries from happening, it is time well spent.
Were you hurt at a trampoline park?
Simply put, if you were injured in any way at a trampoline park because safety precautions were not properly applied, you may be able to claim compensation through Accident Advice Helpline. We have been helping people claim for over 16 years now, and you may be able to start a claim simply by calling 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Remember, the majority of cases do not go to court, and you have three years from the date of the accident to make a claim.
Date Published: February 15, 2017
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Accident in a public place