Once you have checked the trampoline environment and you are happy with your chosen trampoline layout you should carry out pre-use safety checks to make sure the trampoline set up is safe for your pupils. This is especially important if you have pupils assisting in the setting out process.
It has been identified that the majority of falls from the trampoline to the floor occur during performance of somersaults and skills in excess of 360 degrees of rotation. Most falls occur at the ends and corners of the trampoline, therefore it is imperative that these areas have adequate protection
Trampolining is classed as a high risk activity and many doctors and hospitals disapprove of trampolining due to the number and type of injuries people sustain whilst participating in trampoline related activities many of which are sustained during the unsupervised use of garden trampolines by children who have received no
All coaches operating in any trampolining environment should have insurance cover in place. This not only protects your pupils or venue, it also protects yourself. While there is a variety of insurance providers available, some will have restrictions and stipulations, some will be restricted to organisation and their member, bearing
The minimum recommended ceiling height for recreational trampolining is 5 metres . For competitive trampolining a minimum of 8 metres is advisable. This measurement is taken from the top of the trampoline frame to the lowest protruding item on the ceiling that may interfere with someone bouncing on the trampoline.
All trampoline equipment should be inspected annually by qualified/experienced trampoline inspectors from specialist maintenance companies or by the manufacturers to ensure they are safe and fit for purpose. An inspection report should be provided detailing what has been checked and the condition of the equipment. These reports should be kept
Once you have checked the trampoline environment and you are happy with your chosen trampoline layout make sure you carry out pre-use safety checks on the actual equipment (not the environment your in) to make sure the trampoline set up if safe for your pupils. This is especially important if