This is a bouncy castle safety notice.

Make your castle, a safety bouncy castle

We aim to give you some general knowledge on bouncy castle health and safety regulations.

never leave children unattended on an inflatable device

An inflatable is not a childminder. Ensure that your children are supervised at all times when playing on your rental. It only takes 2 seconds for an accident to happen.

watch out for loose anchor points

Even though your trained professional installer will ensure your inflatable is secured before leaving, it is not unheard off that a strap may come unfastened due to moist or loose soil. This can result in the surface becoming unstable.

rips and tears

Inflatables are constructed of very durable material. However they are also susceptible to excessive wear and tear. Be vigilant when when kids are on the device as a rip may begin and spread quiet fast. This can lead to surface deflation which can be dangerous if occupied. Even though the kids are the primary need for concern, it is actually adults are at fault for most punctured rentals. So remember to keep those shoes off and ladies loose the high heels…

overcrowding

Ensure that the occupancy of the inflatables surface at any given time, does not exceed the limits set out by the manufacturer. Your supplier should provide you with this number on drop off. If in the unlikely event that they do not, make sure you ask. An overcrowded surfaces will increase the chances of an accident.

generators and blowers

Each inflatable that will be supplied will be accompanied by a blower that is either powered from the costumers house or an external generator. Blowers and generators are dangerous machines. They should always be kept out of the reach of children and treated with great caution because of their moving parts, electrical supplies and toxic exhaust fumes. The following are a few guidelines for safe operation:

– Ensure that your generator and blowers are never covered. This can lead to overheating that could result in hot surfaces and in extreme cases fire.

– Ensure that children are never left near the blower or generator. The fans to the rear of your blower and generators turn at speeds in excess of 1700 revolution per minute (RPM). A perforated guard is all that separates a child’s hand from the blade of the impeller.

– Ensure your trained installer gives you direction on how to safely operate the blower before they leave. Incorrect operating procedure could result in accident.

– Always keep children away from electrical leads. Weather your blower is supplied from your house or a generator near the inflatable, an electrical lead will be needed to power the blower. This lead will be powered by 110/220V AC 50 Hz supply. The maximum permissible safe touch voltage is 50VAC in accordance with ET:101-2008. The electrical supply to these machines can be in excess of 3 times that safe allowances set out by national rules and regulations.

– Stay well clear  of generator fumes. Your generator like your car burns off petrol and emits dangerous carbon monoxide (CO) gases. CO is a deadly colorless, odorless gas. It should be known that as little as one breath of this gas is enough to cause a fatality. If the wind is blowing towards your house be sure you close all windows to ensure the gas does not build up in your house.Generators should only ever be used in well ventilated areas and never used indoors.

always keep inflated

If an inflatable picks up a tear, it can start to deflate. if you notice any deflation of the inflated surface. Evacuate all occupants ASAP. A deflated surface could lead to a safety incident.

 

think safe, be safe

It doesn't have to be a worrying time, a little awareness can make sure that each experience is as good as the last

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