Instructions for the Safe Use of a Bungee Run:
I confirm that I have been shown, and understand, how to check the following and I fully accept all responsibility for any injury, death, loss or damage resulting from failing to comply with the following terms and that I am over 18 years of age:
- I have been shown how to, and fully understand, the way in which participants must be strapped into their harnesses &/or belts.
- I understand that I should check each bungee rope, belts &/or harness, for signs of damage / fraying prior to strapping each participant in
- I have been provided with a copy Entertainment Sheet 7, prior to the hiring of the above item of equipment, and confirm that I will ensure that the above item of equipment is operated in accordance with Entertainment Sheet 7 at all times.
- This item of equipment must never be used in the rain or if it is wet
- This item of equipment, including the electrics, must be deflated and locked away when not in use or if it is wet or raining or when it is unsupervised by me; if I do this I understand that I must not attempt to set-up and inflate this item again – this requires skills and knowledge which I do not possess,
- Only two people are permitted to use the equipment at any one time.
- No persons under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be permitted on the equipment.
- Participants must not be ‘pulled’ down the lane by spectators, friends etc,
- No persons under the age of 5 yrs or under 3′ tall will be permitted on this equipment
- If you are unsure about anything, please contact us 0800 4488240.
All participants will be told the following prior to use:
“You must not participate on this equipment if you suffer from any Heart, Neck or Back Problems, High Blood Pressure, Joint or Bone Weakness, are Pregnant, are under the influence of drugs or alcohol or have any condition which may be exacerbated by using this equipment.”
Entertainment Information Sheet No 7 – Cancelled 21 February 2003
INFLATABLE BOUNCING DEVICES (‘Bouncy Castles’)
Entertainment Information Sheet No 7 ‘Safe use and operation of play inflatables, including bouncy castles (this publication has been withdrawn, the information below is based on the document that was available until August 2003, new guidance is expected) gives extensive guidance on such equipment, summarised as follows:
- Access to the device at outdoor events
- use of barriers, fences, etc.
- soft landing mats at appropriate locations
- Safe Operation
- use of all anchorage points
- not to be erected/used in high winds
- suitable number of attendants
- safety rules for ‘bouncers’.
- Training of operators and attendants
- on all aspects of erecting, operating, supervising and dismantling the device.
- Examination, inspection and maintenance
- thorough examination at least every 14 months by an appointed person; this will include examination of the blower, the inflatable and the electrical installation.
- Inspection before first use on any day.
- Maintenance, following manufacturers’ guidance and schedules.
Records should be kept.
CHECKLIST – PLAY AREAS & PLAY CENTRES
||Is the play area/play centre safely located?
||Has the play area/play centre been designed and laid out in accordance with safe practice?
||Does all equipment conform to a recognised safety standard (i.e.. British Standard 5696)?
||Has the facility been checked post-installation?
||Are suitable impact absorbing surfaces used in connection with the equipment?
||Is there a comprehensive and documented inspection and maintenance regime in operation?
||Is there an adequate level of supervision?
||Are there established safety rules and are these extensively promoted?
||If inflatable bouncing devices are used, do you meet the standards specified in the above section?
- RoSPA Website www.rospa.com (see section on Play Areas, link on left hand side).
- Outdoor Play Areas for Children (Institute of Leisure and Amenity Management) ILAM House, Lower Basildon, Reading, Berkshire, RG8 9NE.
- Safe use and operation of play inflatables, including bouncy castles ETIS 7 www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/etis7.pdf (this publication has been withdrawn, a new version is anticipated)
- The new European standards for outdoor playground equipmentwww.hse.gov.uk/foi/internalops/sectors/cactus/5_04_12.pdf
DISCLAIMER. The person/organization hiring the equipment will be responsible/liable for any damage or injury occurring from or as a result of misuse or reckless use.
These guidelines are for the safety of all people using this equipment, and it is the sole responsibility of the hirer to ensure they are adhered to. Provided that the equipment is used in accordance with the above guidelines and conditions of hire, those using the inflatable should do so safely. However, accidents can happen. BounceUK can accept no liability for injuries sustained or any other loss, howsoever caused, in the absence of the negligence of BounceUK or its employees. As the equipment will be in the hirer’s possession and control whilst in use rather than BounceUK, any liability for injuries or other losses caused other than in the circumstances described above rests with the hirer. Accordingly, it is strongly recommended that the hirer has adequate public liability insurance covering his or her liability arising from the use of the inflatable.