Bouncy castles are an exceptionally fun addition to any party and a favorite for many children. Statistics, however, show that, beyond the madly adventurous fun you can expect from bouncy castles, there are a significant number of accidents leading to minor as well as grave injuries that children get into while playing of bouncy castles and other inflatables.
There is record of extremes relating to these accidents as was the case over the Easter weekend a few weeks ago. A cloud of sadness engulfed the town of Harlow, Essex following the unfortunate death of a little angel aged seven by the name Summer Grant. In what can only be described as a horrific freak accident, the little girl died after the inflatable she was playing in was torn off its supports by a gusty wind and flung 400 metres across the park. Family and friends remain in devastated shock as they struggle with the reality of a soul taken too soon. A death most unfortunate, and which could have been prevented. Click on the link to read the entire heart-wrenching story http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/harlow-bouncy-castle-death-fairground-7644626
Most of the injuries that children sustain as they play on the castles are a result of being hit by other kids as they play or falling off the castle at some point. All these can be avoided by ensuring that there is responsible adult supervision during bouncy play time. Safety is undoubtedly a primary concern when it comes to bouncy castle hire and before committing to a hire agreement, you should conduct due diligence to ensure that the service provider is also committed to the highest standards of safety for your kids.
Safety Considerations For Before-Hire
Always narrow down your search to the most reputable bouncy hire companies that source their products from the best manufacturers and whose track record for great service can be ascertained from positive clients’ reviews and independent local review authorities. Choosing one company over the other among these reputable companies boils down to an examination and evaluation of the nitty-gritty including the following
· Check that the company is fully compliant with local standards that guide the safe use and operation of bouncy castles and other play inflatables such as the Australian Safety Standards and Safe Work Australia Standards.
· Most hire agreement terms dictate the hire company is responsible for setting up, operating and supervising play time on the inflatables. Always check that the personnel in the company’s team are competent adult, who are trained and experienced to make sound judgments and execute their assigned duties respectively.
A suitably experienced team will recognize the hazards that different weather conditions such as wind and rain present and therefore make the logical decision to not allow kids on the inflatables. Little summer would still be with us if the team had not ignored warnings by the weatherman, knowing that strong winds can cause a bouncy castle to flip over. The responsible parties now face manslaughter charges by gross negligence.
Perth Bouncy Castle Hire is a fully licensed and insured company that has proven its commitment to the safety of everyone playing on their hire units. The many clients across various service locations confidently attest that it is more than just about profit for the company. Visit http://www.perthbouncycastlehirewa.com.au for more information on jumping castle hire with a guarantee of safety and quality.