ClickCease

SAFETY

We would like everyone to enjoy their experience injury free.

Here, at Hangar Parks, safety is our first priority. Being aware and taking injuries very serious enables us to educate our customers about any potential injuries they can suffer.

First, staff training requires them to report any and all incidents to management. Therefore, they can be taken care of immediately. As with organized sports and all other forms of physical activity there are inherent risks for potential of injury.

Second, it is the decision of the participants and parents to accept these risks. So, they are taking responsibility for following any rules we post to help minimize possible risks in activities.

Third, trampoline jumping is no exception. Trampolines are used in family backyards for generations with the same known risks. Therefore, trampoline parks are growing fast throughout the attraction industry. So, standard safety practices are continuously developing with ASTM International. This is know as the American Society for Testing and Materials. As members of the voting committee, we strictly follow and monitor these safety practices.

Most importantly, making the facilities safe for customers and staff is our top priority. However, there is still a risk for injury even with all the safety procedures we follow.

Injury Rates in Trampoline Parks vs. Other Activities

Jumping on trampolines, jumping into foam pits and using equipment in a trampoline park is inherently dangerous. Therefore, this is not unlike any other extreme sport. Participants and parents must accept these risks, therefore taking responsibility for following posted rules to minimize these risks.

Likewise, our staff is well trained and our equipment is designed to make the facility as safe as possible. However, notwithstanding all that we do, we cannot eliminate the risk of injury.

SportInjury RateInjuries per 1,000
Baseball1.7%17
Softball1.0%10
Soccer2.1%21
Football1.5%15
Trampoline Park0.2%2

Source:
American Academy of Pediatrics Journal,
“Survey of the Injury Rate for Children in Community Sports”,
Marirose A. Radelet, Scott M Lephart (PhD), Elaine N. Runbinstein (PhD), and Joseph B. Myers (PhD),
Pediatrics 2002; 110; e28; DOI: 10.1542/ped.110.3.e28

Injuries on trampolines that result in a hospital visit or stay are lower than other common activities*

When adding up the hospital visits throughout the country for the activities shown on the pie chart below, visits from trampoline injuries, including backyard trampolines and trampoline parks, make up just 3% of the total.

Activity%Estimated Injuries
Basketball18%569,746
Bicycles & Accessories18%556,660
Football15%466,492
Exercise, Exercise Equipment15%459,978
Baseball, Softball9%265,471
Soccer7%231,447
Swimming, Pools, Equipment6%190,347
Skateboards4%114,120
Trampolines3%94,945
Hockey2%64,733
Volleyball2%61,945
Racquet Sports1%32,104
Total3,107,988

NEISS US Hospital Injury Data Correlated with Participation Rates

In comparison, the chart below shows how injury rates are generally much higher in other similar sports activities.  Also, rates from the U.S. Census Bureau 2009 study are correlated with the NEISS hospital injury data summary from 2012. The results are similar to the injury rates published by the American Academy of Paediatrics Journal as stated above. Note that there are two injury rates, one for all injuries where the injured visited a hospital, and the second (last) column for those who were admitted to the hospital.

So, comparing our injury rates with this data is like comparing apples to oranges. Generally, our minor injuries do not involve any hospital visit. Therefore, our overall injury rate of less than 2 injuries per thousand participants is very low when comparing to the first injury rate column (with yellow bars). In other words, this is where the injured visit a hospital for injuries with common recreational activities. Also, our major injury rate, which is defined as injuries that require more than one doctor visit, do not necessarily involve hospitalization. Notwithstanding, our major injury rate of 0.07 compared with the hospitalization rate of other common activities (column in red on the far right) is still is very low.

Furthermore, we hope by disclosing these injury rates that you will be better informed about the actual risks of participation. So, compare these numbers with other common recreational activities. Lastly, there is always a risk of injury in recreational activities, however, majority of our guests enjoy our facility without injury.

Useful Safety Links

Sports Injury Statistics – Johns Hopkins University
NEISS Data Highlights – Calendar Year 2012

Injury stats – May 2014 to Oct 2014

Type of InjuryTotal Injuries
No Treatment13
Unknown14
Minor158
Major9

There were a total of 194 (0.56%) injuries of a total 34534 jumpers