- Inspect your trampoline before each use to ensure that it is in good repair.
- Use an enclosure net to improve your trampoline’s safety and stability.
- Ensure that safety pads and foam pole sleeves are properly installed to cover springs, poles, and the trampoline frame.
- Make sure there are no objects under the trampoline before jumping.
- Do not use your trampoline in rain or high winds. Never use a trampoline when lightning is in the area.
- Do not jump on a wet trampoline.
- Jumpers should always be supervised by someone who is not on the trampoline, regardless of age or experience level.
- Remove jewelry and any sharp objects in your pockets before jumping.
- Teach children to control their bouncing height and landings.
- Do not attempt somersaults, flips, or gymnastic stunts without proper training and supervision. Serious injuries or death can result from attempting gymnastic stunts without training.
- Do not jump toward the edges of the trampoline or net enclosure. Teach children to jump toward the center of the trampoline.
- Use a trampoline ladder to get on and off trampolines that are too high to step on to easily.
- Never jump off of a trampoline. Teach children to get off the trampoline by stopping bouncing, sitting on the edge, and sliding off.
- Remove ladders from trampolines when they’re not in use to prevent young children from climbing onto them without supervision.
It is vitally important to use your trampoline properly and follow all safety guidelines. Improper use of a trampoline can result in a serious injury. Most trampoline injuries result from jumpers colliding, landing badly from a somersault or stunt, or falling off the trampoline.