More Safety Tidbits about Trampolines
|July 13, 2011||Filled under Trampoline Safety|
Super-Fun Trampolines performed an online survey lasting nearly a full year. This survey was designed to determine how safe trampolines are compared to other common sports. Our online survey had a total of 2,303 different respondents.
Here are some facts based on our survey results…
Most common sports in order of preference:
- In-Line Skating
- Ice Skating/Hockey
|The average number of hours spent on these sports activities each week:
|The number of injuries requiring medical attention reported in our survey:
The results above show that trampoline use is the 3rd most popular sport, and the most enjoyed sport by time. Injuries requiring medical attention occurred only 37 times out of 2,303 responses; showing that in actuality more children were hurt riding a bicycle.
Consumer Product Safety Commission regulations clearly state trampolines should only be used by 1 person at a time. Our survey revealed that the average number of people on a trampoline when an injury occurred was 3. Other facts regarding the injuries are listed below:
|Avg. Children on Trampoline w/Safety Net||3|
|Avg. Children on Trampoline w/out Safety Net||3|
|Avg. number of jumpers when an injury occurred||3|
|% of Trampolines w/Safety Pads Installed||66% (1,520 trampolines)|
|% of Trampolines w/Safety Nets Installed||17% (392 trampolines)|
|% of Injuries w/Safety Nets Installed||43% (16 trampolines)|
|% of Injuries w/out Safety Nets Installed||57% (21 trampolines)|
|% of Injuries when jumping off the Trampoline||24% (9 trampolines)|
|% of Injuries from falling off the Trampoline||33% (12 trampolines)|
The main cause of injuries was multiple jumpers at one time. While 57% of injuries occurred from jumping or falling off a trampoline, 43% of injuries occurred with safety nets installed. Only 17% of trampolines used safety nets, which indicates that while safety nets may decrease the incidence of falling injuries, it cannot replace adult supervision. Overall, only 1.6% of respondents reported an injury from using a trampoline, showing that trampoline use is safe when you follow the rules.