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Inflatable Safety Training and Risk Warning

INFLATABLE SAFETY TRAINING VIDEO

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RISK WARNING AS TO USE OF AMUSEMENT DEVICES AND EQUIPMENT

  1. You understand and agree that your use of inflatable amusement devices and other amusement devices (such as bouncy castles) (amusement devices or equipment), or their use by children for whom you are responsible, are potentially hazardous activities, and will expose you or them to risks, including death, serious illness or injury caused by:
    • colliding with others, the ground or obstacles;
    • the propelled impact of a bouncing body which may land irregularly and or experience blood pressure, vertigo or other issues due to physical exertion;
    • cuts, lacerations, bruises, broken bones, sprains, strains, ligamentous injury or allergic reactions when coming into physical contact at force with a pressurised PVC surface and or other interior and exterior surfaces of the amusement devices;
    • dehydration, vomiting and other responses of the body to physical exertion;
    • weather conditions including extreme wind, sun exposure and rain; and
    • slipping or falling, especially in wet weather or if the device otherwise becomes slippery.

There are also risks of damage to, or loss of, your personal property.

2. By using, and permitting others for whom you are responsible to use, amusement devices or equipment you acknowledge and accept that:

    • participating in a recreational activity that can be dangerous;
    • there is a degree of risk inherent in this activity; and
    • all participants do so at their own risk.

SAFE OPERATING RULES

It is the responsibility of the person who is hiring the bouncy castle or other inflatable amusement device (Inflatable) to ensure that all possible steps are taken to avoid injury or damage to the Inflatable.

Please ensure that the following safety instructions are followed. The Hirer and any other supervisor of the Inflatable must be alert to weather conditions at all times and follow the instructions below regarding weather conditions.

How To Supervise an Inflatable

A Responsible Adult Is Required At All Times

Tell all patrons the safety rules. PLEASE REFER TO THE SAFETY RULES BELOW.

  • no somersaults, tackling or rough play;
  • no climbing walls;
  • strictly no running or jumping off the top platform;
  • no jumping on the front step’
  • remove all footwear;
  • socks are recommended; and
  • remove all sharp or hard objects such as pens, buckles, spectacles, jewellery, hats.

Ensure the Inflatable is not overloaded (6-12 patrons at any one time depending on the size of the kids). For easy management we recommend a maximum of 8 patrons (children) at any one time. For adult Inflatables, a maximum of 6 is recommended.

Three minutes per session.

Ensure all patrons using the Inflatable at any one time are of similar size. eg. Do not mix 12 year olds with toddlers.

Children under 3 years old should not be allowed onto the Inflatable, unless accompanied by an adult.

Pay careful attention to patrons who are on the front step as they come out the slide or entering into the Inflatable. Shield them from falling off the step.

On Inflatables with separate exits and entrances, all patrons must exit out the slide to prevent collision with another patron.

Pay careful attention to the weather conditions. If winds exceed 35kmh, you must evacuate all patrons immediately and turn off the blower.

For events with more than 30 attendees, create 2 lines for the patrons to line up. Divide the 2 lines into similar sized groups (Do not allow teenagers on with toddlers). Each round of patrons allowed on the Inflatable will have a 3 minute play. As you get to the last minute, alert the patrons they have one more minute. Once you reach 3 minutes, all patrons must be off the Inflatable before the next round of patrons enter.

Watch the activity of patrons constantly and remove those who disobey your instructions. Use a whistle or similar warning as a way to attract attention should any misbehaviour occur.

Patrons that are unwell or with mental, physical impairment and/or pregnant should not be allowed to use this Inflatable.

The responsible adult supervising the Inflatable must be stationed in between the entrance and exit of the Inflatable. For large Inflatables, 2 adults are recommended. Make periodic checks of the Inflatable, the anchoring system, blower tubes and zips, and blower/s to ensure they remain in good operating condition and have not come loose.

No silly strings inside the Inflatable as it will be very difficult to remove (general cleaning fee of $150 applies if found).

No party poppers or streamers (general cleaning fee of $150 applies if found).

No food or drinks (general cleaning fee of $150 applies if found).

If you have hired a face-painter, make sure they are using water based paints. If they have not used water based paints and do not allow them on the Inflatable as it can permanently create marks inside the Inflatable (general cleaning fee of $150 applies if found).

Ensure no-one with a back or neck problem is allowed on the Inflatable.

Ensure no-one that has had a recent surgery is allowed on the Inflatable.

For Inflatables with slides, do not allow more than one person on the ladder and/or down the slide at a time.

For Inflatables with slides, make sure landing area is clear before allowing next patron to slide down.

EMERGENCY SITUATIONS

The supervisor of the inflatable must be alert to weather conditions at all times:

What To Do If It Rains:

  • In mild wet weather, do not turn off the blower.
  • Cover the blower and electricals using the bag or mats provided.
  • If the wet weather is severe and you can see puddles of water developing around the blowers and electrical’s, turn off the mains power, then the blower and remove the electrical’s from the rain)
  • After the rain settles, you will need to wipe down the inflatable with towels before use to avoid the patrons slipping. It is the hirers responsibility to ensure the inflatable is dry before use.

What To Do If It’s Windy:

  • If wind speeds exceed 35kmh or signs of willy winds approaching, evacuate the patrons from the inflatable immediately.
  • Turn off the power and allow it to deflate. To speed up the process, most inflatables have velcro zips, where you can unzip the sides to let the air out.

What To Do If The Inflatable Deflates or Loses Power:

  • Check the blower ventilation to make sure nothing is blocking the fan. Objects such as balloons, leaves, plastic bags or party strings can sometimes be the cause of this.
  • Check the blower tubes to make sure it hasn’t come undone.
  • Check the velcro zips to make sure it hasn’t come undone.
  • Check the blower switch and power point to make sure it hasn’t been turned off.
  • Check the extension cords to make sure it hasn’t come apart, tampered with or been damaged.
  • Check the mains power or generator to make sure it hasn’t tripped.
  • In the event that the blower overheats, switch the blower off at the mains then switch it back on again 1 or 2 minutes later and it should restart. If it does not, inform us straight away on 0406 161 959.

Overnight Hire – Special Conditions

  • If you are hiring the inflatable overnight, please ensure all reticulation has been turned off. If the inflatable is wet during pick up, there will be a wet cleaning charge of $150.
  • To be approved for an overnight hire, you must make sure the property is secured overnight and there is a clearance of 1.5m from all sides of the inflatable including the height. The company has the right to refuse set up, if these conditions are not met.

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