• Always supervise children while they are on the trampoline.
• No stunts, somersaults or flips.
• Allow only one person on the trampoline at a time, and no kids under 6 years of age. 75% of injuries result when more than one person is on the trampoline at the same time. The person weighing less is five times more likely to be injured than the heavier person.
• Make sure the trampoline is on a level ground and is at least three feet away from other structures, trees, etc.
Many people were seriously hurt in the old-school trampoline days with injuries ranging from mild bruising or scratches to paralysis and even death. With today’s improvements in trampoline technology, jumping is safer than it ever has been. Be sure to go to a reputable supplier when making your purchase, and choose the models with the best safety ratings. And always follow the safety tips. You’ll be happy you did. Now let’s get jumping.