28 December 2014

Safety first! 5 top tips for bouncy castle parties

bouncy castle safetyBouncy castles are fun and exciting however they should also go hand in hand with stringent safety precautions. To help ensure that your next bouncy castle party is 100% safe we’ve put together five must adhere to safety tips that are easy yet incredibly effective.

Take out bouncy castle insurance

First and foremost any bouncy castle hire business should make sure that they have a comprehensive insurance policy in place. This is the number one rule of ensuring that everyone who enters the blow up castle is completely covered should anything go wrong. Public liability, employer’s liability and loss/damage of equipment are three of the key factors to include. There are some great deals out there which mean that bouncy castle insurance doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg.

Always have a medical kit handy

It may sound simple but a fully stocked medical kit is one of the easiest ways to boost the safety credentials of a bouncy castle hire business. Always have one close at hand and make sure that it is fully stocked with all the essentials. Should you encounter any minor incidents simply whip out the kit, work your magic and enjoy a glowing review from your client.

Have a trained first aider on site

At the end of the day having a trained first aider on site can fundamentally mean the difference between a quick patch up and a dramatic trip to the hospital. The easiest and most cost effective way to do this is to invest in training for you and your staff. It only takes a day or two and will give you the complete peace of mind that there will always be someone on-call should any accidents, incidents or injuries occur.

Ensure the equipment is property tied down

Despite their bulk bouncy castles are actually incredibly light. This puts them at risk of being moved or swept away by strong gusts of wind. Eliminate this risk by making sure that the bouncy castle is tightly secured at all times. Thorough staff training will enforce stringent safety measures and give you the complete peace of mind that the bouncy castle won’t be making an unexpected flight!

Rope off at-risk areas

While the bouncy castle itself is designed to be jumped on its associated equipment is definitely not. This includes things such as guy ropes, anchors, electrical cables, extension cords and even a generator. Ensuring that these hazards are clearly roped off is an essential step to refining safety at bouncy castle parties. Failure to do so could result in all manner of accidents, from trips and falls to broken bones and electrocution.