Trampoline Sports

Introduction

You must refer to the Requirements for All Sport and Physical Activity to understand your overall compliance responsibilities.

Where considered appropriate, for example inclusion in a school sport program, parents or caregivers must be informed of full details of the location, supervision to be provided and activities to be undertaken when seeking their written permission.

Shorts or sports briefs and T-shirt or leotards should be worn.

Students must remove jewellery and other ornaments and secure long hair.

Teacher/Instructor Qualifications and Experience

The teacher/instructor must have appropriate expertise and/or training in the teaching/coaching of trampolining.

A teacher must be present who has recognised current training in emergency care.

Supervision

Where an adult other than a teacher is engaged to provide instruction, a teacher must be present to take overall responsibility.

There is to be only one student per trampoline at any one time.

The teacher-in-charge or the instructor must supervise the setting up and folding of the trampoline. Ends will fold in quickly if not carefully handled. Ensure sufficient people are available to secure roller wheels or trolleys onto the trampoline frame.

Trampolines must not be left erected in unsecured areas. Unsupervised use is not permitted under any circumstances.

Equipment

Prior to use, a safety inspection must be carried out in order to detect potential hazards, such as:

  • Punctures or holes worn in the bed
  • Deterioration in the stitching of the bed
  • Broken springs and welds, springs with hooks facing upwards
  • Frame pads which are not secured
  • Sharp protrusions on the frame or suspension system.

If detected hazards are not corrected immediately, the trampoline must not be used. Frames must be correctly fitted with high density frame pads which incorporate spring covers.

A well-equipped medical kit must be readily available.

Venues

Trampolines must be erected on a level surface.

Where trampolines are not joined or connected there should be clear space of two (2) metres on both the ends and sides. Trampolines with end decks attached must have a similar clearance on each side.

Safety

The area surrounding and the space under the trampoline must be clear of obstacles, and other equipment, and there should be a clearance of at least five (5) metres overhead.

Students must be instructed in correct mounting and dismounting procedures.

The program should include progressive and sequential activities and skill development.

Spotters instructed in correct technique for spotting must be evenly spaced on the ends and sides of the standard trampoline and on the sides of trampolines with end decks attached. Walls must not be used as a substitute for spotters.