Safety Policy

BOUNCE has a tightly managed and monitored safety policy and system, developed around international industry best practice. Safety is our number 1 priority and we have a safety record we are proud of. Since opening in August 2012, we have had approximately 1 significant injuries (such as a fracture) for every 10,000 people who spend an hour jumping at BOUNCE. Since opening in Dubai (June 2014), our UAE venue has experienced slightly lower numbers than this because of strong safety policy and systems. In 2013, the Monash Injury Research Institute provided Bounce third party assessment of our safety record at Glen Iris (Australia), and Monash found that BOUNCE compared favourably with other mainstream amateur sports. “There is significantly less likelihood of sustaining a serious injury jumping at BOUNCE than playing many of the more widely adopted amateur sports such as football, soccer or basketball”. Monash Injury Research Institute – Based on available published data in 2013

Jump Safe

The general safety rules and guidelines for each area are displayed throughout BOUNCE. Our terms and conditions outline the risks and anyone jumping at BOUNCE is deemed to have accepted these conditions prior to jumping. Like most sporting activities, trampolining creates 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 recognised safety experts with the specific direction to meet or exceed world’s best practice. To minimise the chance of dangerous situations, especially for inexperienced jumpers, we have clearly posted trampoline court rules at the entrance to each court. These rules are enforced by our floor staff.

BOUNCE Trampolines vs the traditional backyard trampoline

Historically, trampoline related injuries have occurred when jumpers have ‘fallen off’ a trampoline onto the ground or landed ‘on the frame’. BOUNCE 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, training and research.

Padding

Every square inch of exposed trampoline support structure (the steel and springs between the trampoline beds) is covered by more than two inches of gymnastics-grade 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 exceed the padding requirements advocated by the International leading standard.

International Standards

BOUNCE is part of the leading international body that is striving to create the world’s best practice for trampoline safety.

Staff & expert supervision

BOUNCE recruits staff that have significant experience in areas of gymnastics and associated sports and activities such as circus performance and sports coaching. Each of the trampoline courts / areas is monitored by trained trampoline staff.

Our staff enforce our ‘one person per trampoline’ rule to avoid collisions. Children under 110cm tall (which is generally those aged 6 years and under) have dedicated times and access areas. Our dedicated Junior Jumper area’s are restricted to jumpers under 110cm, which keeps these young jumpers separate from larger children or adults.

Level-Two First Aid Trained Staff

Our team of BOUNCE Referees and hosts are trained in CPR and Level-Two First Aid. They are tasked with enforcing the court rules in a courteous manner. In addition to this, BOUNCE has a First Aid Room with adequate equipment that aligns with Level-Two first aid training to support an injury on a first responder basis. After performing First Aid, we hand over the injuries to Ambulance service, if need be.

Safety Review

We strive for Zero injuries and we continue to see reduction in injury rates at our parks. Jumpers also need to appreciate that Trampolining is a sport and there is an inherent risk in any sporting activity. You can reduce the risk of an injury by abiding by our rules, ensuring you jump within your skill level, and ensure you are medically fit to participate.

BOUNCE Middle East finished 2015 with 1.6 significant injuries for every 10,000 jumpers.

Grip Socks

Anyone jumping at BOUNCE is required to wear our approved grip-socks designed to help maximise grip, to help maximise safety and general hygiene.

Weight

Our trampolines are the best in the industry, though for safety reasons we must request that individuals 120kg or heavier not jump on the trampolines.

Training & Instruction

One of our primary safety principles is ensuring jumpers do not attempt any activity beyond their skill level. Classes will be available for all levels of ability to help develop skills from learning to jump safely through to specialised aerial training for action sports such as skiing, snowboarding, wakeboarding, kiteboarding and gymnastics.

Feedback

We encourage and welcome any feedback that helps us continue to develop a best practice safety program and environment at BOUNCE.

SAFETY IS OUR NUMBER 1 PRIORITY.
PLEASE KNOW & ACCEPT THE RISKS. FOLLOW THE RULES AND TAKE CARE.
BOUNCE IS AN ACTION SPORTS FACILITY WHERE INJURIES CAN HAPPEN.
LIKE ALL SPORTS, PARTICIPANTS NEED TO DECIDE IF THE BENEFITS OF INVOLVEMENT ARE WORTH THE RISK OF INJURY.
> KEEP WITHIN YOUR LIMITS.
> LOOK OUT FOR OTHERS.
> FOLLOW THE RULES.