Bouncy Castle

Setting Group / Location Created by Date created
All settings
All settings, All Wraparound Settings, Playground 1, Playground 2

What are the hazards / risks?

Who is at risk?

  • Children colliding with each other and causing injuries to each other.
  • Larger children colliding with smaller children, causing injuries.
  • Children jumping off or falling off the front of the bouncy castle and getting injured.
  • Sharp objects that could puncture the bouncy castle causing it do deflate and injure children.
  • Bouncy castle blower on the ground could be a tripping hazard or may lose power and cause bouncy castle to deflate.
  • Bouncy Castle gets wet due to rain, can become slippery and cause injury.
  • Anchor points becoming untethered, the bouncy castle could move or tip, causing injury to the children on it, or anyone standing near it.
  • Children on the bouncy Castle must be supervised by an adult at all times.
  • Children can be grouped by age if necessary, and limited to 12 children at any one time (dependant on the size of the bouncy castle)
  • Blue crash mats from BBTP can be placed in front of the bouncy castle.
  • Bouncy castle must be set up on safe and suitable base such as tarmac or grass, children must remove footwear before entering bouncy castle. Recommended that glasses are also removed.
  • Blower will be marked off safely to avoid tripping, if it loses power, clear children from bouncy castle, switch off at the mains and try again. Inform company if it does not work.
  • In the event of heavy rain, everyone must be removed from the inflatable and not re-enter until the rain stops and inflatable is dried, it is strongly recommended that the inflatable be left on to stop water entering. Any wetness, including bubbling can be dried with a towel.
  • The bouncy castle will be tethered securely to the anchor points by employees from the provider. It will not be inflated in the event of strong winds.

By following this risk benefit assessment children can have a fun party day and remain safe!