Trampoline Park Safety


Are you a parent of a child who likes trampoline parks?

Trampoline parks are not currently regulated in British Columbia.

This means there is currently no regulatory oversight of the equipment, facility design, staffing levels, staff training, or other aspects of these facilities. Safety measures are currently the sole responsibility of the facility owners and operators.

Because of reports of injuries at indoor trampoline parks, and a fatality in B.C. last year, some health authorities and the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) are calling on the Provincial Government to introduce regulations for this industry, with the goal of increasing public safety.

The Province has asked Technical Safety BC to conduct research and gather input from operators and users to make recommendations about whether regulation would increase safety.

We want to hear from parents of trampoline park users to understand expectations for safety, and what safety measures could be applied across all such facilities.

Thank you for providing your input through this short survey. Deadline extended! The deadline for the survey is now Wednesday April 24, 2019.

 

There are 6 questions in this survey.

On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being not safe, and 5 being very safe, how would you describe the safety of trampoline parks in BC?
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5

In 50 words or less, please tell us why you selected that number?

On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being very low, and 5 being very high, how would you describe your support for safety regulations to be introduced at trampoline parks in BC?

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2
3
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5

If you support regulation, what aspects of a trampoline park do you think should be regulated? (Select all that apply.)

equipment design and technical specifications
design of the facility overall
operations (aspects such maximum number of patrons at one time, patron-to-staff ratio, staffing levels, separate trampoline areas by age groups, etc.)
staff qualifications and training
maintenance of equipment and overall facilities
insurance requirements
Other:

More regulation generally results in higher cost of operation. If you support regulation, how much more would you be willing to pay for a trampoline park entrance fee (day pass)?

I would not be willing to pay more for this increased measure of safety of trampoline parks
5%
10%
50%
Any price to ensure that all aspects of trampoline parks are regulated by the government

Do you have any additional comments you’d like to share at this time?