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Lesson five: Safety In Inflatables
[Lesson 1 Preparing The Site] [Lesson 2 Sand, Water, Stakes] [Lesson 3 Weights and Measures]
[Lesson 4 Blower and Inflating] [Lesson 5 Safety in Inflatable] [Lesson 6 Inflatable Problems] [Lesson 7 Say it by Photos] [Safety Quiz]

Resources

Preparing The Site
Sand, Water, Stakes
Weights and Measures
Blower and Inflating
Safety in Inflatable
Inflatable Problems
Say it by Photos
Safety Quiz
Full CPSC Bulletin
Power Point Presentation
Corel Presentation
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Kidd Safety
SaferParks
Disney's Wild About Safety









 

Safely Using The Inflatable

Information about the netted windows:

  • All of our Air Castles and Slides have secure Safety Netting to keep bouncers safely inside.

  • Generous use of high quality netting and thread, results in safe, well ventilated Air Castles and Slides. 

  • Integrated netted windows are in all our Air Castles and Slides rentals so that the children are always visible inside the unit. 

The netted windows can be a problem if children are permitted to hold the netting while jumping.  Be sure children are not holding the netting or leaning on the side walls.  Children's fingers and teeth have gotten entangled on webbing which has resulted in injury to fingers and teeth.

Information about the safety step:

  • All of our Air Castles have an Attached Safety Step for safe climbing in and out.  Combo units, which are lower to the ground, do not all have attached safety steps.

The children need to climb onto the safety step and into the low doorway to enter the unit. To exit the unit the children need to sit, or lay on their belly to slide feet first out of the low door and onto the step.  After they are sitting on the step they can get off of the step in a controlled, safer manner.

Information about what safety related items we provide to you:

  • Air Castles And Slides, LLC provides you with on line safety rules and guidelines.

  • Air Castles And Slides, LLC provides you with the Consumer Products Safety Commission report.

  • Air Castles And Slides, LLC provides you with Manufacturer's manuals.

  • Air Castles And Slides, LLC provides you with a first aid kit we hope you never need to use.

  • Air Castles And Slides, LLC provides you with a certificate of satisfactory completion when you pass the safety program.

  • Air Castles And Slides, LLC provides you with a safety whistle to get the children's attention (blow the whistle, then tell them to sit, and exit calmly) if necessary during your party. As an added bonus, - you may keep the whistle forever as our gift to you! This is a test question.

Information about the socks and shoes:

  •  NJ law prohibits shoes, or any sharp objects in an inflatable.

  •  Socks are required to prevent the spread of foot borne fungus. Have some extra clean socks around for guests that forget their socks.

  •  If it rains and the inflatable has become wet, (even though towel dried) socks are considered dangerous/slippery so they are removed.

Information about siblings, sizes and ages in the inflatable:

  •  Older children may not take their younger, smaller siblings, relatives, or friends into an inflatable.

  •  NJ law requires children be separated by size for their safety.

    •  There should be less than a 'head' difference in size among the tallest and shortest children in a group of children about to use and inflatable.

    • A taller child's knee is near a smaller child's mouth and nose while jumping making it dangerous to be together.

    • A larger child's weight creates an unsafe bouncing experience for a lighter child who would then be thrown about the unit with no ability to control flight or landing.

    • A larger child may unintentionally land on a smaller child.

    • Children should bounce in their 'own area' to avoid bumping heads.


Manufacturer Safety Rules:

  • Adult supervision of all children is required at all times. We repeat it often because it is very important and can't be said enough!

  • You will be provided a temporary copy of the Owners Manual for the specific Air Castle and Slide you are renting.  It is the original and needs to be returned when we pick up the unit. Safety manuals are now in a protective plastic pouch attached to the blower's handle.

  • While we are training you, we will go over specific points from the manual with you.

  • You will be required to do a 'walk around' where a staff person walks around the specific rented inflatable and shows you;

    • How your unit is anchored

    • How the blower is attached/reattached

    • How to turn the blower on/off

    • The emergency safety exit on your specific unit

    • The manufacturer's information patch including number of children permitted on the ride at one time.

    • Other items/issues specific to the inflatable you are supervising.

  • You should familiarize yourself with the remaining points in the manual, before the party begins.


Videos: Shoes & Spectators & Forewarn & Rules A & Rules B & Feature


Extract from Consumer Product Safety Commission:

"The commission is aware of nine incidents, which resulted in 21 injuries, on large slide-type inflatables and 33 incidents, which resulted in 33 injuries, with bounce-type inflatables. These incidents were primarily attributable to improper operation, anchoring and set up. Due to the number of injuries and incidents involving inflatable rides and to reduce the number of injuries through a more consistent industry-wide operation of all inflatable amusement rides, the Commission staff issued this safety bulletin.

The Commission requests all owners, operators, state safety officials and those firms that rent inflatables to private parties to closely follow manufacturers instructions and guidelines for operation and set-up. In addition, the following recommendations should be adhered to:"

  • "Minimum number of operators on an Inflatable slide is two (2).

  • Minimum number of operators on a inflatable bounce is one (1).

  • DO NOT exceed manufacturer’s requirements for maximum loads for individual rides."

    *Remember*

    Supervision!! Supervision!! Supervision!!

    Restrict Number of Children!!
    Restrict Number of Children!!

    Don’t Mix Big and Small Children!!
    Don’t Mix
    Big and Small Children!!


Resources

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 3 Weights and Measures]
[Lesson 4 Blower and Inflating] [Lesson 5 Safety in Inflatable] [Lesson 6 Inflatable Problems] [Lesson 7 Say it by Photos] [Safety Quiz]

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Last modified: 06/14/06

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