Trampoline Safety Is Flippin’ Important

If you or your kids love jumping on trampolines (and who doesn’t?), make sure you are jumping safely by following these 5 rules:

1. One at a time
Make sure there is only one child on the trampoline.

2. Supervise
Watch children at all times, and take extra care with younger children as they are more prone to serious injury.

3. Safety padding
Always use safety padding on the frame.

4. Check condition
Regularly check the:
* mat and net don’t have holes
* springs are intact and securely attached at both ends
* frame is not bent
* leg braces are locked.

5. Hazard free surrounds
Make sure:
* the area around the trampoline is free from hazards like fences or garden furniture
* there is an overhead clearance to avoid objects like clotheslines, trees and wires.

For more information, contact Safe Kids Grand Forks at safekids@altru.org. Altru Health System is proud to serve as the lead agency for Safe Kids Grand Forks.

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