The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons released a position statement on the safe use of trampolines. According to the statement, trampolines should not be used by children younger than 6. Guidelines include: Provide “careful adult supervision and proper safety measures” for trampolines used for physical education, competitive gymnastics, diving training and similar activities. Only one person should use a trampoline at any time. A spotter should be present when someone is jumping. Somersaults or high-risk maneuvers should only be performed with proper use of protective equipment, such as a harness. Supporting bars, strings and surrounding landing surfaces should have adequate protective padding. Equipment should be checked regularly for safety conditions. Trampoline ladders should be removed after use to prevent unsupervised access by young children. Around 20 percent of injuries to the spinal cord caused by trampoline use are due to jumpers bumping into each other, trying to do stunts, falling off the trampoline or falling onto the frame or springs of the trampoline, reports BrainandSpinalCord.org.
Author RandyPosted on April 5, 2012Categories Safety, Safety at Home
Post by ladylimpsalot on Nov 15, 2017 15:48:06 GMT -8
Almost as dangerous as riding a skateboard. One never knows what is going to cause more damage than expected. It really is a dangerous world out there! (and yes, we had a trampoline in the yard when I was a little girl, but I don't remember any injuries.)