SAFETY AT CHESTER TRAMPOLINE CLUB
Trampolining and Gymnastics are great fun. However, as with any sporting activity, the risk of an injury cannot be completely eliminated.
At Chester Trampoline Club we treat safety as a top priority and take all reasonable and practical measures to minimise the risk.
The Club has Public Liability Insurance.
A Risk Assessment has been undertaken for the Club to operate at Northgate Arena.
The Club runs in accordance with guidelines set out by the sport's governing body - British Gymnastics. This covers for example, ratio of coaches to participants, number of participants per trampoline and adequate safety equipment around the trampoline.
The Club only uses coaches with a current British Gymnastics qualification.
The Club's Senior Coach has a current First Aid qualification.
All coaches in charge have an enhanced DBS check.
The Club's Senior Coach has completed a Child Welfare course.
All members will be coached using the British Gymnastics Proficiency Award scheme, which means that they will learn moves and routines safely by progression.
SAFETY & TRAMPOLINE PARKS
Trampoline parks have become very popular in recent years and there are now around 100 of them in the UK.
Trampolining's governing body, British Gymnastics, has teamed up with partners such as the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) to draw up safety guidelines for the design and operation of trampoline parks with the goal of "managing - but not entirely removing - the risk of injury to customers and staff". Source - BBC News
Chester Trampoline Club head coach Colin Hall says that trampoline parks have increased awareness of how much fun trampolining can be.
Colin hopes all trampoline parks will adopt the new safety guidelines and that children will get a taste of the sport and then choose to come along to a trampolining club to learn how to do the moves in a safe and controlled way.
"I went along to a trampoline park with my children whilst on holiday last year and we had a great time (see picture below). Being able to have more than one person on a trampoline and jumping across trampolines was a unique experience for me".