Safety Rules for Setting Up and Taking Down Residential Inflatables

Some people choose to rent bouncy houses to customers for a party or to fill store windows and charge an entrance fee to children. If you have an inflatable rental business, you need to have bouncy house insurance to protect your business from the risk of injury and potential lawsuits. Having a good inflatable insurance policy can protect against this. Bouncy houses are a fun and entertaining way for children to spend hours at a party, event, or meeting.

But it's important to consider safety every time you allow children to play. Bouncy houses aren't inherently dangerous beyond any standard children's game, but they can be used incorrectly. With that in mind, we've put together this safety guide for bouncy houses, big and small, for children of all ages. The number one tip we can give you to keep your children safe while playing in a bouncy house is supervision. Children are smart; they can think of numerous ways to play in a bouncy house that put themselves or others at risk of injury, simply because it seems like fun to them at the time.

Ideally, this parent should be attentive, not distracted and have a clear and close view of what is happening inside the bouncy house. It is also beneficial for this father to have training in first aid and to be able to give him help in the event of an injury, from bandages for skinned knees to appropriate measures for a bone fracture. When you rent a bouncy house with us, we take care of the installation to ensure that it is properly installed, tied up, inflated and safe to use. We've all heard horror stories about gusts of wind blowing up a bouncy house and injuring children, but this never happens when the bouncy house is securely tied up. We can also supervise some games and inflatables.

If you rent from another company or buy your own inflatable house, you'll want to learn how to set it up and tie it up correctly to make sure you minimize the risk of injury. The instructions for this will vary depending on the inflatable, so talk to the rental company or manufacturer. A key part of bouncy house safety is making sure that nothing gets inside the bouncy house that shouldn't be there. It is important that whoever supervises the bouncy castle controls all the children who enter the inflatable. Kids love smuggling in where they shouldn't, regardless of safety issues, so be careful. Bouncy houses are designed for jumping and bouncing.

Somersaults, somersaults, and other forms of abruptness and horse play can be dangerous to limbs and joints. Most injuries in inflatable games are due to inappropriate play, so make sure that whoever supervises can monitor the level of activity and stop any excessive activity. The shoes meet the criteria of several other rules on this list. They are hard and hurt when they land on them. They turn a child who runs at full speed into a dangerous object for other children.

They can damage the bouncy house or get stuck more easily than a foot in a sock. They can also crawl on dirt and rocks, which can be even more dangerous inside a bouncy house. Make sure that any children who enter take off their shoes before going up the entrance. Different bouncy houses will have different requirements in terms of the space they need to function properly. Larger inflatables often require large open spaces with free space not only horizontal, but vertical.

Make sure that the chosen area does not have hanging tree branches, power lines, or other hazards that could get in the way. A flat location is essential for security. A patio is ideal, where the floor is a little softer than the pavement. A parking lot or driveway can also work, as long as there are places nearby where the bouncy house can be moored. You should also make sure that the open face of the bouncy house is protected and open. There is always a small risk of a flying child leaving the entrance at high speed, although care must be taken to avoid this.

Ensuring that the entrance is open also prevents access problems if an injury occurs or if a child simply wants to leave. The age and number of children participating in your event will determine the size of the bouncy house you should rent or if you should rent more than one. Smaller bouncy houses have smaller capacities. Remember that there are inflatable houses for children of almost all ages, from toddlers with small inflatable enclosures suitable for young children, to other options such as larger inflatables and obstacle courses for preteens. Most bouncy houses have a relatively low capacity. The ideal for safety reasons is to have only one child at a time, although, of course, children may want to play together depending on the size of the bouncy house you may want to limit the capacity to two four or five children at a time bigger bouncy houses and inflatables can allow for more than that.

Be sure to consult the instruction manual manufacturer or rental company for information on appropriate capacity another good guideline especially when there are children of various ages playing is to let little ones determine right level of play in bouncy house older older children tend do much more vigorous activities push hurt younger children trapped same inflatable them if you can't separate them supervise make sure little ones aren't out their mind some inflatables designed.

Joel Metty
Joel Metty

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