BOUNCE has a tightly managed and monitored safety 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. In 2013, the Monash Injury Research Institute provided Bounce third party assessment of our safety record at Glen Iris, 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 AFL football, soccer or basketball”. Monash Injury Research Institute – Based on available published data in 2013
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.
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.
BOUNCE is part of the leading international body that is striving to create the world’s best practice for trampoline safety. Locally, BOUNCE is working with Gymnastics Australia to design the critical elements of our safety policies, programs and procedures. This has included the customer design of staff safety workshops and training programs.
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 team of BOUNCE Referees is trained in CPR and First Aid and is tasked with enforcing the court rules in a courteous manner. 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.
Anyone jumping at BOUNCE is required to wear our approved grip-socks designed to help maximise grip, to help maximise safety and general hygiene.
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.
We encourage and welcome any feedback that helps us continue to develop a best practice safety program and environment at BOUNCE.