RoSPA – Trampoline – Facts

The key safety issues are as follows:

  • Approximately 75% of injuries occur when more than one person is on the trampoline. The person weighing less is five times more likely to be injured.
  • Children under six years old are particularly vulnerable to injury.
  • Injuries can occur to all parts of the body, including the neck, arms, legs face and head. Head and neck injuries are the most serious injuries associated with trampolines.
  • Adult supervision is no guarantee of safety. More than half of all trampoline accidents occur whilst under supervision. However a trained ‘spotter’ can greatly reduce this risk.