Bouncy castle safe use guidelines

Bouncy Castles can be dangerous if not used properly. Read these tips to reduce the risk of accidents. photo by USAG Stuttgart FMWR

Bouncy Castles can be dangerous if not used properly. Read these tips to reduce the risk of accidents–photo by USAG Stuttgart FMWR

There have been several incidents reported where bounce houses have blown over or become airborne with children inside them.

When using a bounce house, follow these safety tips:

 

  • Children must be supervised at all times.
  • Parents or guardians should visually ensure that the bounce house is secured.
  • If the bounce house is not properly secured, get with the operator and bring to their attention before allowing your children to enter.
  • Alert other parents to ensure their love ones are safe as well.
  • Compatible age groups must play on unit at the same time.
  • Age groups and different sized children must not be mixed.
  • Bouncers should not sit or lay down while others are bouncing around them, as a jumping child could fall down on top of a sitting or lying child causing injury.
  • Remove shoes, glasses, jewelry, pocket contents and anything else that may harm the bounce house or other users.
  • No flips, somersaults or horseplay.
  • Do not run and/or bounce against the walls.
  • Do not run or jump through the door of the bounce house.
  • Do not climb or hang from the interior or exterior of the Bounce House.
  • Keep all pets away from bounce house.
  • Do not use the bounce house during rain.
  • If during operation the wind becomes excessive (15-20 mph or greater), remove all bouncers and deflate the bounce house.