How to handle Inflatable Problems
Information about the safety
roof and deflation:
Most Air Castles have a special roof that can be used open or
closed which can also function as an emergency exit.
If the inflatable is deflated accidentally (i.e. power outage)
blow the whistle we have provided for you and
have all children sit quickly and then exit orderly through the door, or
emergency roof/ceiling release/exit. You will have time to get everyone out
After all children are safely out and away from the moonwalk,
jump houses, slides, air castles, and various inflatables, then fix the problem.
The Air Castle and Slide will be fully
inflated and safety checked before we leave. We will go over this safety check
with you. Everything will be in safe operating order before we leave. When the
unit is initially set up we ask for a 'dedicated' circuit meaning nothing else
is plugged into the same electric line/circuit. Sometimes a customer believes
there is nothing else on the line, but after we leave some other electrical
appliance kicks in and pops the circuit. In this situation get the children out
calmly, but quickly and THEN solve the blower's or Air Castle's or Slide's
The first sign there is a problem will
probably be the change in SOUND, you may have A SUDDEN DROP IN SOUND, as the
blower turns off. As soon as you recognize the sound has stopped have all of the
children SIT DOWN and then in an orderly fashion have the children exit quickly,
but orderly through the door.
Alternately you can have all of the
sitting children exit through the roof. For Example in several units there are
three clips on one side of the roof. Make sure, during the safety check you
have noted where the clips are located. In an emergency you can quickly unclip
the roof and the children can exit.
If the blower stops, either from a circuit
popping, or someone accidentally unplugging the unit, it is scary for the
children BUT you do have time to get the children out. The top of the unit will
fall down within seconds, so some children will be coming out when the top is
We recommend that before the children use
the Air Castle for the first time you have them all together and explain the
safety rules below, especially the part about sitting down if they hear your
whistle blow. Explain to them that everyone will get out safely, but it might
Information about rain and
Stay out of jump bounce houses and slides in strong wind or
Air Castles and Slides need to be deflated and not used in winds
15 MPH and higher.
Air Castles and Slides need to be not used and deflated during thunderstorms.
Have all children exit the inflatable during rain/thunderstorms
Turn off the GFCI/blower
After unit is deflated, please use entrance mat to cover the blower during rain or
When the rain stops you can;
uncover the blower,
replace the mat to the front of the step,
restart GFCI, turn on the blower,
allow the unit to inflate,
send someone in to dry off the surfaces where the children jump
so it is not slippery
children remove their socks (normally required, but socks are
slippery when wet.)
then children may again use the inflatable.
repeat entire process as often as necessary.
Extract from Consumer Product
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with the states
of Florida, Wisconsin, California and the Commonwealth of Kentucky, has
investigated several incidents nationally which involved inflatable amusement
rides. The incidents occurred between March 1999 and February 2001 and involved
broken bones, head injuries, contusions, abrasions and sprains. Additionally,
the Commission is aware of three deaths in previous years. These mobile
Inflatable Rides are customarily used at fairs, carnivals and festivals, but are
also operated at private fairs and parties through rental agencies. Riders on
inflatables vary in age from children to adult."
addition, the CPSE recommends
that state inspectors provide this bulletin on inflatable
rides to rental companies within their state and that
rental companies provide renters with the following
A training program for the renter
for the proper operation of the inflatable ride.
A copy of the operation manual
(and/or videos, training manuals) for each rental period.
A copy of this safety bulletin.
A release statement signed by the
renter documenting that he has received and understands the ride operation
The CPSC requests all state and
local amusement ride safety inspectors, insurance inspectors and private
contract inspectors, as well as owners and operators of “inflatable amusement
rides” to follow and adhere to the above guidance during inspection."
The information contained in the resource links
supplement what is written in this training manual. Often the information in the
training program was taken directly from these resources. The resources
are from the manufacturers and the Consumer Products Safety Commission.
Bulletin about Inflatable Rides from the Consumer Products Safety Commission.
[Lesson 1 Preparing The Site]
[Lesson 2 Sand, Water, Stakes] [Lesson
[Lesson 4 Blower and
Inflating] [Lesson 5 Safety
in Inflatable] [Lesson 6 Inflatable
[Lesson 7 Say it by
Photos] [Safety Quiz]
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