Lack of Trampoline Park Regulations
There isn’t a regulatory body for trampoline parks. Only recently, has a safety committee formed called the International Association of Trampoline Parks (IATP), which has developed trampoline park safety standards. However, this organization gives recommendations. There are no legally binding requirements that establishments need to adhere to.
There are a few states that after serious injuries have started to initiate government regulations and penalties. Arizona was the first state to do this, and Utah was the most recent. The organization has noted the most common lack of safety standards, which are:
- Unsafe facilities and trampolines, including exposed dangerous material, dangerous equipment, lack of netting, incorrect bedding/padding.
- Overcrowded facilities, putting jumpers at risk of collision.
- Understaffed facilities with lack of monitors overseeing jumpers and making sure rules are followed.
- Lack of necessary liability insurance policies to cover injuries and adverse events.