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New standard to help minimise risks at trampoline parks

The trampoline park industry in Australia has grown from a few centres in 2012 to over 80 open today. With this increase in popularity comes a higher chance of injury, and a greater role for standards to play in minimising risks that might lead to such injuries.

Sydney Children’s Hospital conducted a study of 40 trampoline park related injuries and found that 55% of patients had a soft tissue injury or sprain and 37.5% had a fractured bone(s). Causes of injuries included awkward landings on the bed, larger children bouncing alongside smaller children, and attempted somersaults or flips.   
Through collaboration with industry, government, academic and consumer groups, Standards Australia recently published a new Australian Standard, AS 5159.1:2018, Trampoline park facilities, Part 1: General safety requirements and test methods.

Reference: Standards Australia = https://www.standards.org.au/news/new-standard-to-help-minimise-risks-at-trampoline-parks

 

There has been a lot of media coverage lately regarding poor safety standards within some trampoline parks, so we thought we’d take a second to talk about how seriously we take your safety at Imagination Play

All of our trampoline park designs are approved by the Australian Trampoline Park Association (ATPA), which is an independent body established to set and govern safety standards within the trampoline park industry. Imagination Play are proud to be approved by the ATPA because we believe that we have a responsibility to our customers to make their experience with us as fun and as safe as possible.

Everything about our Trampoline parks – from the layout and development have been established with safety as our number one priority. We are fully compliant with all elements of the
Australian Industry Standard, unlike many of our competitors who fail to meet such standards.