Keeping our Junior Jumpers safe
Safety is and has always been the number one focus of our business and our staff.
Junior Jumpers has sought to set the standard for international industry best practices in safety. We are powered by the same team of BOUNCE who is striving to create the region’s best practices for safety in our industry.
Our safety system is designed to minimize the risk of injury and includes venue management procedures, safety signage, safety announcements, patron rules, and a global safety committee that regularly meets to ensure we’re achieving best practices for the safety of our customers.
Junior Jumpers is a physical activity facility where injuries can potentially arise.
Though our vast industry knowledge and statistics compare favorably with many mainstream sporting activities, as with all physical activity, participants need to decide if the benefits of participation are worth the risk of injury.
We know our business relies on thousands of parents, schools, and community groups each week deciding to visit our venues because they regard Junior Jumpers as a safe and fun venue. We value and honor the trust placed in us by our customers and do everything in our power to minimize the risk of injury.
The general safety rules and guidelines for each area are displayed throughout Junior Jumpers.
Our terms and conditions outline the risks and anyone participating at Junior Jumpers is deemed to have accepted these conditions prior to participating.
Like most sporting activities, trampolining and other adventure-challenge activities create the potential for injury even when done properly and following appropriate rules and guidelines. Our rules and safety guidelines have been developed in conjunction with recognized safety experts with the specific direction to meet or exceed the world’s best practices. To minimize the chance of dangerous situations, especially for inexperienced participants, we have clearly posted rules at the entrance to each area. These rules are enforced by our hosts.
Junior Jumpers trampolines vs traditional domestic trampolines
Historically, trampoline related injuries have occurred when jumpers have ‘fallen off’ a trampoline onto the ground or landed ‘on the frame’. Junior Jumpers has minimized these risks by ensuring our trampoline areas are walled with rebounding surfaces and that our frames are covered in the highest-grade padding available. We have designed our facility to reduce or eliminate the hazards associated with typical home trampolines and are continually working to ensure a safe environment through optimal design, engineering, construction, staff training, supervision and research.
To minimize the risk that can be associated with Play activities in an urban environment, our Playhouse areas have been designed by professionals in the industry, with high grade foam padding incorporated into the activity areas.
All trampoline support structures (the steel and springs between the trampoline beds) are covered by more than two inches of high grade foam padding. In the Performance Trampoline area, this increases to eight inches. In addition, we have added technology to our padding – the first layer is a carpet-bonded foam for durability and strength, and the second layer of foam is enclosed in vinyl for adjustability and comfort. The springs are completely encapsulated in a polypropylene sheet and covered by vinyl padding. We have met or exceeded the padding requirements advocated by all applicable International standards.
Staff training & supervision
All activity areas are monitored by trained staff and all team members complete:
- Internal dedicated safety training (multiple modules) covering the fundamentals of safe conduct and risk minimization
- External CPR and First Aid training
All team members complete the above training before monitoring areas.
Our three core safety rules are:
- One person per trampoline
- Jump within your skill level
- Don’t jump or land on the padding
There are dedicated rules per area, which expand upon the above core rules.
Our staff also enforces our ‘one person per trampoline/apparatus’ rule to avoid collisions.
Junior Jumpers is part of leading international bodies that are striving to create the world’s best practices for trampoline and adventure-challenge activity safety. We are a member of meet or exceed the standards associated with the following organizations:
- International Association of Trampoline Parks (IATP) – ASTM
- Australian Trampoline Parks Association (ATPA) – Australian Industry Standard
- ISO – European Standard
Development Programs (Freestyle Academy) are available for all levels of ability to help develop skills from learning to jump safely through to specialised skill development and freestyle movement.
Anyone jumping at Junior Jumpers is required to wear our approved grip socks designed to help maximize grip, to ensure safety and general hygiene.
No Shoes are allowed in the play area.