The Australian Trampoline Park Association welcomes the study released today in the Journal of Injury Prevention and will continue to build on our strong working relationship with researchers from Neuroscience Research Australia and the Sydney Children’s Hospital and with Standards Australia.
The ATPA initiated the relationship with the researchers in early 2015 to work towards robust safety guidelines for the Trampoline Park industry. While the percentage of injuries is small, less than two significant injuries per 10,000 jumpers, we are working to write safety guidelines to better inform jumpers and mitigate injuries.
The ATPA as an industry group will continue to review our efforts and work together with relevant authorities to make sure we are pursuing improved safety standards for our members and more broadly for the industry.
The Australian Trampoline Parks Association (ATPA) is an industry-led organisation run by operators who advocate for safety and regulation in the indoor trampoline park industry.
The ATPA was founded with the key focus of writing a Standard for our industry and we are delighted that Standards Australia established SF-051, the Trampoline Park Committee, in May 2015. The ATPA has a seat on that committee and we are working with safety regulators, Kidsafe groups, trampoline manufacturers and hospital researchers to write the first draft of the Standard which we hope to be published by early 2018.
The ATPA has strict entry requirements and all members complete an independent audit to ensure they comply with our Code of Practice. 16 trampoline parks are accredited ATPA members, from more than 80 parks nationwide.
We hope to encourage all trampoline parks to strive for the highest levels of safety and join our association.