Trampolines are a fun addition to a yard. They can also be great exercise. While it’s often children who get the most use out of them, adults enjoy them too. But how can we ensure that trampolines stay a fun activity and don’t become a hazard? What are the dangers of trampolines?
One of the best ways to keep you children safe is to supervise them while they are playing on a trampoline. It’s always going to be more fun for a child to jump with their friends, but it is also a lot more dangerous, as children could land wrong or easily bump into each other while jumping. It’s best for only one person at a time to use.
Every precaution should be taken to ensure safety while using a trampoline. Metal parts such as springs should be covered with padding. A safety net is also an important part of staying safe so as to prevent landing anywhere other than on the trampoline itself.
It is a good option to position your trampoline in a well-lit area, this will help the person jumping to have a clear view of where they are landing. Another suggestion is to have the trampoline kept on a spongy-like flooring such as wood chips.
Trampolines look like so much fun that they make even the most unfit among us want to have a go, and think we can act like a professional gymnast without hurting ourselves. Serious head and neck injuries have resulted from bad landings on a trampoline. Be very careful when trying to attempt something like this.
The fact is, if you have a trampoline in your yard, you could feel rather responsible if any injury resulted from letting someone misuse it. We can still have fun and be safe at the same time.