Trampoline Safety Tips [Everyone Should Know]

Trampolines are really fun, but can potentially be dangerous if trampoline safety precautions are not followed. Trampolines are not inherently dangerous, unless they are not well built.

Most trampoline related injuries are caused by negligence.

Read the following trampoline safety tips and share them with your friends and family, to maximize the fun and reduce the risk of injuries.

Trampoline Safety Before Getting on the Trampoline

Trampoline Safety Before Getting on the Trampoline

#1- Before buying

This should be a given… read our trampoline reviews first! Find out about weight limits, trampoline safety features, and best rated trampolines.

#2- Trampoline Safety Should not be an Option

Consider buying a quality trampoline with an enclosure. A trampoline safety net prevents jumpers from falling off.

Quality parts will make the trampoline sturdier. Not only will it last longer, but it will prevent it from tipping over

#3- Reading is Vital

Read the manual and recommended trampoline safety precautions before attempting to assemble the trampoline.

#4- Level Surface

Be sure to place the trampoline on a level surface to avoid tipping.

#5- Make Some Room

Leave ample space between the trampoline and other objects (walls, fences, etc.), people or pets. As mentioned on our main trampoline review page, at least 3′ (0.9m) of space should be left on each side of the trampoline.

Avoid leaving things beneath the trampoline and make sure your pet is nowhere near. Also remember to leave at least 24′ (7.3m) of clear space above the trampoline.

#6- Inspect

Inspect the trampoline once it’s assembled and before using it. Check that the trampoline safety enclosure, pads, tubes, etc. are positioned correctly.

They should all be in good condition. Replace any worn or torn trampoline parts, as they may also cause injuries.

#7- Practice trampoline safety

Get together with your children and teach them how to safely enter and exit the trampoline. If not bundled with the trampoline, consider buying a trampoline ladder.

#8- Keep it Tidy

Do not leave objects on the trampoline, as they may potentially cause injury.

Trampoline Safety While on the Trampoline

Trampoline Safety While on the Trampoline

#1. Adult supervision is key

Trampoline safety is everyone’s responsibility, but there should always be an adult keeping an eye out for children and inexperienced jumpers.

#2. One at a Time

Multiple jumpers increase the risk of injury from a collision. This is usually easier said than done.

Most kids love jumping together, but this trampoline safety tip is something you should discuss with your family.

#3. Don’t Overdo it

Inexperienced jumpers run the risk of landing awkwardly, even if landing on the center of the trampoline.

Also, teach your children to stay in the middle of the trampoline when jumping. Please note that doing complex jumps may seriously harm the jumper, even when landing in the middle.

#4. Avoid Rough Housing

Discourage this behavior, and avoid purposely jumping into the netting. This may cause the jumper to be badly hurt. Jumpers should not get on the trampoline with objects, especially if they’re sharp.

#5. Dress Appropriately

This might sound basic, but avoid wearing clothes that may get caught in the netting.

External Trampoline Safety Precautions

  1. Wind.  Wind may cause the jumper to lose control and land awkwardly. This may also cause the trampoline to tip over.
  2. Rain/snow.  The trampoline should not be used if the jumping surface is wet. Buying a trampoline cover is a good idea.
  3. Storms.  Trampolines are mostly made out of metal and, therefore, conduct electricity. An electrocution hazard exists when jumping during a storm.
ERWIN Wilson
Hi, I am Erwin. I'm 29 years old and am a giant sports fanatic. I play lots of different sports like gym, basketball, regular soccer and I do the occasional run. In my spare time, I try to help others become the best in their sports by providing tips and tricks.