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Responsibilities For Safe Trampolining
The Jumper’s role in accident prevention is to stay in control.
DO NOT move onto more complicated, more difficult maneuvers until you have mastered the basic, fundamental bounces. Education is also key to safety and very important. Read, understand and practice all safety precautions and warnings prior to using the trampoline.
A controlled jump is when you land and take off from the same location.
For additional safety tips and instructions, contact a certified trampoline instructor.
Supervisor’s Role in Accident Prevention:
The supervisor needs to understand and enforce all safety rules and guidelines. It is the responsibility of the supervisor to provide knowledgeable advice and guidance to all jumpers of the trampoline. If supervision is unavailable or inadequate, the trampoline should be stored in a secure place, disassembled to prevent unauthorized use, or covered with a heavy tarpaulin that can be locked or secured with lock or chains. The supervisor is also responsible to ensure that the safety placard is placed on the trampoline and that jumpers are informed of these warnings and instructions.
TRAMPOLINE SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1. Do not use trampoline if you have consumed alcohol or any drugs.
2. Remove all hard sharps objects from person before using trampoline.
3. You should climb on and off in a controlled and careful manner. Never jump on or off the trampoline and never use the trampoline as a device to bounce onto or into another object.
4. Always learn the basic bounce and master each type of bounce before trying more difficult types of bounces. Review the Basic Skill Section to learn how to do the basics.
5. To stop your bounce, flex your knees when you land on the mat with your feet.
6. Always be in control when you are bouncing on the trampoline. A controlled jump is when you land at the same spot that you took off from. If at any time you feel out of control, try to stop your bouncing.
7. Do not jump or bounce for prolonged periods of time or too high for a number of jumps.
8. Keep your eyes on the mat to maintain control. If you do not, you could lose balance or control.
9. Never have more than 1 person on the trampoline at any one time.
10. Always have a supervisor watching you when you are on the trampoline.
Educate yourself with the basic jumps and safety rules.
To prevent and reduce the risk of injuries, enforce all safety rules and ensure that new jumpers learn the basic bounces before trying more difficult and advanced jumps.
1. All jumpers need to be supervised, regardless of skill level or age. Never use the trampoline when it is wet, damaged, dirty or worn out. The trampoline should be inspected before any jumpers start bouncing on it.
2. Keep all objects that could interfere with the jumper away from the trampoline. Be aware of what is overhead, underneath, and around the trampoline.
3. To prevent unsupervised and unauthorized use, the trampoline should be secured when not in use.