At Bounce N Jump Party Rentals we strive on safety. The proper set up of the unit is instrumental in the safe operation of the unit and can deter many operational issues if done properly. We make sure we follow the manufacturers recommendations.Safety is the most important factor here. Below is a checklist our operators insure before every rental.
1. Before we set out in the mornings, a check of the weather forecast for the day should be accomplished. Not a blip in the paper, or remembering what you heard on the news, but we check a service such as weather.com or intellicast.com and look at the Doppler radar to view the days weather. Although it may not be raining when we set up, if conditions
persist and it starts to rain, or wind speed increases beyond a safe level the rental customer should remove the participants and shut down the equipment by turning off the blower(s) and removing the power source.
2.Thunderstorms with lightning are dangerous situations for
inflatables. It is important that we inform the customer that the blower(s) is disconnected from the power source to prevent a lightning strike from
damaging the power source if it strikes the blower. We leave a tarp and ask the customer to place it over your unit and blower after it is deflated in case of rain.
3.When staking or anchoring the units we make sure we follow all of
the manufacturers recommendations. Units are engineered with specific loads/weights under consideration when they are designed.Our operators place and use anchors at every manufacturer required anchoring position at all times for both indoor and outdoor use. These anchors can be straight stakes,
screw stakes, ground weights and sand bag weights. Straight stakes to be used should be from 30 to 42 inches in length with a minimum of 75 percent of the length in the ground, which may vary, dependent on surface type for
the set up. The ends of the stakes should be clearly marked and covered to prevent a tripping or impalement hazard.
4. Our operators connect the blower(s) and making sure the extra blower
tube(s) is sealed, run the blowers power cord to the power source and check the plug end for damage before we plug it in.The power source should be a dedicated circuit for the blower and should be on a GFCI outlet. We leave a small loop approximately 1 1/2 feet at both the blower location and power source as a trip loop so that if the cord gets caught it does not immediately come disconnected. We use wide duct or similar tape to secure the cord to any walking surfaces to prevent a trip hazard.
5. Our operators perform a safety check prior to use by the participants which
allows us the opportunity to discover any potential problems with the unit that may exist or may occur during its use at an event.This check will assure us that you have left a safe unit, and assure the renter they are receiving a safe unit.
6. We do a quick and final check of the unit to insure full inflation and are ready to cover the safety and operating procedures with the rental customer. All areas including the roof support columns, pillars, steps and mattress. Any sagging areas may indicate a leak or crimp somewhere.
7. Our operators then instruct the renter and cover the operation and safety procedures of the unit. It is a better idea to have everyone who will be responsible for attending the unit to be there at that at this time.If not, try to have at least one other person who will understand the procedures as well. The renter may not always be in the area of the unit at all times. We make sure the renter knows it is their responsibility to share this info with any and all attendants. The customer is made aware that periodic checks of the unit
should be conducted. A safe and simple 2-3 minute walk around the area at least every 1/2 hour at minimum for small parties, and after every third cycle for larger events with a lot of through put. We instruct the renter to check the safety entrance, each stake/anchor point, and the blower and tubes.
Inform them that a loss of air, less bounce, partially collapsing tubes,
etc., anything that hampers the operation of the unit may indicate a failure of a seam, hole or rip, and the unit should be removed from use immediately.
8. The number and size of the occupants allowed varies from unit to another, and from manufacturer to manufacturer. Participants should always be grouped together in accordance to their size. A group of 7-8 year olds
should not be mixed with 11-12 year olds. Teens and adults must never be in or on the unit together at any time. This includes parents who may want to
take their small children inside with them. Children under the age of 2 should not be allowed to participate. Their balance and motor skills are still
developing at this age. Risks such as suffocation, entanglement in netting and injury may occur.
9. One of the more important points we stress to our customers is a
object that may pose injury risks inside the unit, both to the participants and to the unit itself. If the unit fails while occupied then of course it affects the
participants. Renters must make sure that the following items are not taken into the units and a few reasons why . Shoes, Jewelry , Eyewear , Silly String , Food, and Markers should never be used inside or around unit.
10. Each renter or customer must have a full understand that bounces are designed for jumping. Often participants may want to flip, do somersaults or cartwheels and similar acrobatics and these acrobatics may result in life threatening and or permanent injury. Most commonly head and neck
injuries. Wrestling and rough play is not allowed as well. The action of the unit can cause the participants to tumble or fall in a manner that will sustain an injury. When participants group together, more stress on the unit
is caused, and the mattress area comes closer to the hard ground. Mattress failure, seam failure and participant injury likelihood increases under these
11. We inform the renter that in case of an accident they need to
take action quickly. The participant should be removed from the unit if possible, and the unit deflated and is to remain deflated. Head and neck
injuries are traumatic and responders should handle the injured person only if they are trained for those injuries. If an injury is severe then medical attention
should be sought immediately. You are to be notified immediately.
12. Each unit is cleaned and sanitized after every use. We vacuum the inside and wipe down the bounce house with safe simple green solution . Each unit is also checked inside and out for damage to seams, stress
points, the entire mattress surface, and wall/column .