For decades inflatable attractions such as bounce houses and moonwalks have been a staple of birthday parties, block parties, and school events across the country, propelling the industry to an estimated $5.72 billion valuation reported by Technavio. Over the past 20 years, the popularity of inflatables has skyrocketed and has been enjoyed by millions of people, namely children. In that time, inflatable-related injuries sustained by children have seen similar growth with the Child Injury Prevention Alliance (CIPA) citing 30 per day, which is approximately one every 45 minutes.
Eliminating Inflatable-Related Injury
Despite being presented with such a daunting statistic, CIPA has recommendations on how to cut down on injuries. These tips include regulating the size/age range of child participants, cracking down on proper attire/behavior, and properly preparing the area surrounding the inflatable with a soft surface such as a gymnastics mat.
For inflatable parks, the opportunities for safety precautions only increase. With the help of specially trained staff, surveillance capabilities, and a surplus of consistent floorspace, it’s easy to grant parents peace of mind when visiting the park. Consistent floorspace such as concrete is the perfect base for padded foam flooring, and it allows you to maximize safety in every square-inch of your park.
One-Stop-Shop for Safety
We Sell Mats understands the importance of safety when working with inflatables and greatly values the wellbeing of every participant, especially children.
If you’re outfitting an inflatable amusement park, or simply preparing for a children’s event or birthday party, visit Wesellmats.com for the safety precautions necessary for inflatables. Our tumbling mats are an ideal surface at the entrances and exits of inflatables while any thickness or texture of our interlocking EVA foam tiles are easily expandable to border even the largest inflatables.