Safety First! Inflatable Rental Safety Tips for All Ages

Gladiator-Pedestal-Joust-4-PlayerAn inflatable rental is a great addition to any event. Fun for kids of all ages, some are even built specifically for those of us who’re more mature in body yet young at heart. Like any obstacle course or gravity defying device, there are some hazards associated with Orlando inflatable rentals. However, the professionals at Fun Planners want to make sure you’re safe while enjoying your inflatable rental. Here’s a list of safety tips to keep your fun-filled event safe and enjoyable:

  1. Always have an inflatable-rental police officer on duty. There should be someone monitoring the rental’s use. Whether there was an attendant provided or you’ve accepted the position as the inflatable-rental police, monitor everyone’s activity and make sure all activity is safe and fun.
  2. It’s not a sardine can–don’t overload the inflatable. Whether it’s an inflatable boxing ring, obstacle course, or a standard bounce house, follow the capacity chart or ask your rental expert the safe number of individuals allowed on/in the inflatable. By monitoring the number of little–or big–fish interacting with the inflatable rental, there is less chance for equipment malfunction and injury.
  3. Clear pockets, remove shoes, and no re-entry unless you’re a Homo sapiens. This one may sound obvious, but if someone uses an inflatable rentalwith glasses on or coins in their pocket, they’ll most likely lose them, and once those items are lost and forgotten, they could become miniature missiles for other unsuspecting event guests. Also, I know Fido looks like he wants to get up on the inflatable slide, but he doesn’t. It’ll be an emotionally traumatizing experience, so don’t put your best friend through that.
  4. Match inflatable users by age, size, and maturity level. Do NOT let individuals of varying size, weight, and age enter into a bounce house all at once. Let the children enjoy the inflatable rental with other children, and adults can enjoy the rental with other adults. The only exception is if your sister and her 10 month old baby want to go into the bounce house by themselves for some easy, fun-filled bouncing.
  5. No popcorn! There are 2 kinds of popcorn:the kind you eat, and the kind that results in careless injury. Popcorn is the game where one child (or child at heart) lays on the ground in a fetal position while others attempt to double bounce them into the air, causing them to break their position–kind of like a popcorn kernel popping. We’ve all played this game, but it’s dangerous and should not be allowed.
  6. Unsafe weather conditions. Wind speeds of 20mph or greater, lightning, thunder, and heavy rain are dangerous conditions for inflatable rentals. If the weather takes a turn for the worse, have everyone exit and move away from the rental and do not allow re-entry until the weather clears and the inflatable rental dries.
  7. The rental is deflating? If an anchor becomes loose, or the inflatable seems to be losing all of its air, have everyone safely and quickly evacuate. This may seem like a fun event, but it’s extremely dangerous.

These are just a few safety rules for your Orlando inflatable rentals. Use common sense when judging whether something looks unsafe and don’t forget to have fun. Also, don’t forget to ask your inflatable rental company of their safety record and for a list of their safety rules. If you’re looking for one of the most extensive inventories of inflatable rentals, contact Fun Planners today. We have everything, including surf simulators, boxing rings, obstacle courses, and oversized inflatable games, and we’re here to make your event a success.

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