Trampoline Safety Guide
Please read and understand this trampoline safety guide and all materials furnished with your trampoline trampoline before using.
- Use your trampoline only with mature, knowledgeable supervision.
- DO NOT attempt somersaults. Somersaults are advanced skills that should be attempted only by experienced and competitive trampolinists, and then only with a strict supervision, professional instruction and additional safety equipment. Most crippling injuries that occur during trampoline activities involve somersaults.
- Permit only one performer at a time on the trampoline. Two (2) or more performers create additional risks of injury due to collisions, being bounced off the trampoline and unexpected responses by the trampoline mat.
- DO NOT use the trampoline when under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- DO NOT use the trampoline as a springboard to or from other objects.
- DO NOT use the trampoline without proper trampoline safety pads.
- Stop your bounce by flexing your knees as your feet come in contact with the trampoline mat.
- Secure the trampoline against unauthorized and unsupervised use.
- Learn fundamental bounces and body positions thoroughly before trying more advanced skills.
- Climb on and off the trampoline. DO NOT JUMP.
- Avoid bouncing too high or when tired.
- Focus your eyes on the trampoline. Failure to do so may result in a lack of balance and control. Always control your bounce.
- Keep objects away that could interfere with the performer. Maintain adequate overhead clearance, and there must be no objects beneath the trampoline.
- Use the trampoline only when the mat is clean and dry. A wet mat is very slick and prevents a controlled bounce, as well as a stable landing. A worn or damaged mat should be replaced immediately.
- Do not stand on trampoline frame or pads while waiting for a turn to bounce.
- For further information or additional instructional materials, contact a competent trampoline instructor.