Statistics have proven that there is no such thing as the “safest trampoline.”
Like some most fun activities, doing trampoline workout still requires a level of precaution to keep the jumpers from injuries and danger. This especially includes children for they are more likely to enjoy trampolines, and are more prone to its risks.
So we took the liberty in putting up together the necessary steps to ensure you and your family the safety that you need when playing on the trampoline.
Start with complying with the safety standards
One of the things that you must observe is the prescribed safety requirement and specifications intended for the trampoline. These safety precautions are necessary to reduce the potential risks and hazards along with the trampoline parts and components. Complying with this safety compliance will put you at ease knowing that you have followed the manufacturer’s suggested compliance.
Check if all springs and bolts are in place
The trampoline mat is connected to the springs in order to create a surface that would make you bounce when you jump on it. Make sure that these springs are properly attached to the ends of the frame and the mat. This will ensure you that the proper tension is created and the surface is safe to rebound on.
Side net and safety pads
Usually, a trampoline comes with a safety enclosure to keep jumpers from having injuries when they fall, but if there aren’t any safety enclosure included, make sure to buy one that gives a free one to save some money from your purchase. As you set the rebounder, see to it the side nets are attached securely before letting your family use it.
To further reduce the potential risk of having an unfortunate injury that can occur when in contact with the spring’s sharp ends, consider purchasing safety pads that would cover these edges if your trampoline doesn’t give it for free.
Position the trampoline clear of poles and walls on all sides
Ideally, it is better to position your trampoline in an area where there are lesser risks such as fences, poles, or walls. Keeping your trampoline at least for two meters away from these things would give you a sense of ease knowing that these risks are decimated. The idea, mainly, is to place your trampoline in a spacious area where there is also a soft ground where the jumpers are safe.
Remove any hazards from the area above and around the trampoline
The idea is to keep things, such as toys, cloth lines or wires away to provide a sufficient space to rebound on the trampoline with no risk of harm. Ideally, there should be a minimum of eight meters of free clearance for optimum safety.
Keep an eye on children at all times during use
Keeping these safety precautions should not strip you away from the responsibility of watching over your kids. Make sure to keep supervision whenever they play on the trampoline.
Keep high-risk actions strictly under professional instruction
If your children are more likely to do an exhibition or take their fun on a different level like performing somersaults, make sure that they are properly trained or are under the supervision of a professional before they try to do so.
Everybody knows that a trampoline is a really fun equipment to use for both grownups and children. With these, make sure you’re making the best out of the fun by making sure that it is at its optimum safety.