When we talk with our customers one of the questions they always ask is how to be safe on a trampoline. In many cases, trampoline safety — whether an in-ground trampoline or an above ground trampoline — is all about common sense. When you’re jumping on a trampoline, you’re airborne and that is an exhilirating feeling — as long as you’re doing it safely!
Have you ever wondered why trampolines are so popular? Here are a few reasons:
- Everyone loves them
- They are relatively inexpensive
- You can exercise and have fun at the same time
- They are fun. Did we say that?
How To Be Safe On A Trampoline
If your children have been nagging you for a trampoline of their very own, you may just want to say “yes!” Why not? They’re fun. You can get in shape. Your children will enjoy themselves. If you get an in-ground trampoline it will blend in with its surroundings.
Before you get a trampoline, here are safety measures and rules of the house you should have firmly in place:
- Jumping must be supervised.
- No one should be doing back flips or somersaults
- Take off your jewelry — rings, earrings, bracelets — they could get caught and cause injury
- Go barefoot, wear socks or trampoline socks when on it. No shoes.
- Only one person at a time should be jumping. If you have a toddler who wants to jump, an adult can certainly get on with the toddler and hold his hands while he jumps. Remember, if people of vastly different weights jump together, the lighter person may get injured
Ways to make your in-ground or above ground trampoline safe
- Keep the jump mat clear of debris
- The springs should be fully covered
- The trampoline should not be placed near any overhead dangers — tree branches, the house
Make sure there is an adult present when children are jumping so the rules of the house are followed and no one gets hurt.