JoJoFun Inflatable Equipment Safety Instructions

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Safety Instructions for Customers Hiring Inflatable Equipment

DISCLAIMER

It is the responsibility of the person who hires the inflatable equipment to ensure that it is operated and supervised correctly using these Safety Instructions as guidelines, in order to avoid injury to users and damage to the inflatable.

If you are unsure of anything, please contact the equipment provider.

Persons using the inflatable and related equipment (such as the blower unit) do so at their own risk and JoJoFun accept no responsibility for injury or damages caused by the use or misuse of these items. The person or organisation hiring the equipment is responsible and liable for any damage or injury occurring as a result of misuse or reckless use.

As a customer hiring inflatable equipment via JoJoFun, you hereby confirm you have read, understood, and will adhere to the following Safety Instructions.

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Safety Instructions

Weather Conditions

Do not allow use of the inflatable in wet or windy weather. Inflatables can flip over in high wind and the surface can become slippery in wet conditions.

Switch the inflatable off during heavy rain.

Wetness can be dried later with a towel.

Place a cover such as a table over the blower, this will help prevent rain being sucked into the blower and inflatable.

Anchoring

Secure the inflatable to the ground using the anchorage points provided. Stakes should be at least a foot long. Use every anchor point.

If situated on hard ground, fix mooring straps to solid points.

Position the inflatable away from obstacles (e.g. fences, overhead power lines, etc…)

Anchoring is necessary even in non-windy weather as inflatables will move without them.

Soft Matting Surrounding Inflatable

Position absorbing mats at the open sides of the inflatable – there must be sufficient matting extending forward from and around the open side.

Ensure Proper Bouncing

Do not allow bouncing on the safety step – it is there only to help people on and off the
inflatable.

Use of the Blower Unit

The blower should be positioned 1.2 – 2 metres away from the inflatable. Serious injury can be caused if a user strikes the blower.

Make sure this distance of 1.2 – 2 metres is maintained in all conditions:

• An anchored inflatable ought not to move, but improper anchoring means the
inflatable may creep.
• If the blower unit is moved for any reason, such as moved undercover during wet weather, then make sure it is still the correct distance away from the inflatable.

In the event of the Blower Unit failing, they usually have a safety reset button. If the blower overheats or loses power, switch it off at the mains and then switch it on again 2 minutes later. If it does not then restart, or there is a power cut, inform the hire company.

Always keep the vent on the side of the blower clear.

Supervision

At least one responsible adult must supervise and manage the use of the inflatable at all times.

Do not allow overcrowding. If users collide into each other, it is overcrowded. Limit the number of users of the inflatable to the number recommended by the hire company.

Rota System for Age and Size Groups

Create a rota system to avoid the mixing of users of different ages and sizes.

Do not allow people who are outside of the age limit to use the inflatable.

Don’t Take Extra Items onto the Inflatable

Users must remove footwear, pocket contents, hard and sharp objects (such as jewellery, buckles, pens, badges), and it is recommended users remove eye glasses.

Pets are not permitted on the inflatable.

Do not allow users to take toys on the inflatable.

Do not allow eating, drinking, or chewing gum on the inflatable.

Never throw objects onto the inflatable

Dangerous Play Must Not Be Allowed

Do not allow users to do the following:

• Climb the walls of the inflatable.
• Push other users.
• Collide with other users.
• Perform acrobatics (e.g. somersaults).
• Sit on the walls of the inflatable.
• Hang from any overhead part of the inflatable.
• Fight with other users.
• Behave in a way that distresses other users.

Adult Use

Only permit adult users on inflatables made specifically for an adult’s height and weight.

Adult users who exceed the intended weight and height range must not use the inflatable – this is dangerous to themselves and others.

It is recommended that adults and children do not use the inflatable at the same time.

Inflating and Deflating

Never allow users to be on the unit while inflating or deflating it. This is very dangerous as a user could, for example, fall down heavily if the unit is deflated.

Items that Stain

No face paints, party poppers, streamers, “Silly String” or other items of staining/liquid
nature should be permitted on or near the inflatable.

No Smoking

No smoking, barbecues, or open flames should be allowed on or near the inflatable.

When Not In Use

If the inflatable is not being used for an extended period, you can switch the blower off at the mains. Be sure nobody is on the inflatable before doing this. Switching the blower off at the mains will reduce your electricity bill.

Medical Conditions

Be sure that nobody with back, neck, or heart conditions uses the inflatable.

Users with other possibly medical conditions should consult their doctor before using the inflatable.

Do not allow users who are feeling unwell to use the inflatable (for example, those who have eaten too much or drunk too much)

Final Points

Never use the inflatable if you doubt its safety.

Always follow these instructions for the safety of the users.

Deflate the inflatable after use or if it is being unattended to prevent unsupervised use.

If you still require further information, contact us by telephone on: 020 3885 0294
or email: jojo@jojofun.co.uk