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Which Trampolines are the Safest in the UK?

Trampoline Safety Standards in the UK

Trampoline Safety Tips and Information

All trampolines in the United Kingdom are required to pass the European EN71 safety standard certification before being released on sale to the public. You can read the full scope on this safety standard for toys including trampolines here – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EN_71

This of course covers all of the popular trampoline makes sold at our friends at Madfun from Plum TrampolinesOpens in a new tab., Zero Gravity, Springfree, Salta and many more.

To abide by the safety standards a trampoline has to be designed so that there are no toxic chemicals, sharp edges such as from springs or frame joints or even the materials being used to be non-flammable even in hot sunlight.

You will see mentioned on our reviews that the manufactures have stress tested their bounce capability of the bounce mat and springs to last a significant number of bounces, 1,000,000 bounces as an example.

Here is a list of recommended, very safety trampolines below –

Injuries and Accidents on a Trampoline

However, even though the EN71 safety standards are abided by, by all of the trampoline manufactures accidents do happen as we know and not the fault of the manufacturers or retaielrs as this is covered by the EN71.

In 2020 however, there were reported 30% less injuries using a trampoline than previous years, however those requiring surgery remained consistently the same.

As you can appreciate, its always best to look into the safety considerations and advice for parents in giving their children guidance when they are going to invest in a trampoline and reconfirm this with their children on a regular basis.

You can see the full report here – https://online.boneandjoint.org.uk/doi/full/10.1302/2633-1462.22.BJO-2020-0152.R1

To summaries, in 2019 there were 441 report injuries reported in the UK with this lowering to 306 in 2020.

Out of these, 51 of the 2019 number required surgery with this being consistent for 2020 with the number reported being 47.

Bear in mind, out of the 1000s of trampolines sold each year and the very large amount in gardens throughout the UK, this is a small number of accidents and injuries compared to the amount of trampolines current in use.

Age Groups at Risk on a Trampoline

The age range of the reported injuries in 2019 tended to be a third for each age range. For example, out of the total 441 reported injuries in 2019 –

  • 0 – 5 – 102
  • 6 to 11 – 149
  • 12 to 16 – 190

Total reported injuries in 2020 –

  • 0 – 5 – 85
  • 6 to 11 – 129
  • 12 to 16 – 94

When it comes to safety, there are a range of factors and recommendations from the manufactures when using a trampoline

  1. One child on a trampoline at one time
  2. A three-foot gap between the trampoline and any nearby objects from walls, sheds, greenhouses, trees or any other substitutional structure.
  3. Supervise any children by an adult if they are under the age of 6
  4. The trampoline should be on a level ground and not a raised area either
  5. Make sure springs and any sharp metal has been covered
  6. Always used a safety net enclosure
  7. Make sure the bounce mat and netting has no tears
  8. Remove shoes and socks
  9. No somersaults of flips
  10. Do not jump off a trampoline

Best Selling and Safe Trampolines from Madfun

Lets go over an amazing range of safe Trampolines available in the UK and all abide by the European safety standards and the best selling from our friends at Madfun

12ft Plum MagnitudeOpens in a new tab.
10ft Plum Space Zone 2
10ft Plum MagnitudeOpens in a new tab.
8′ x 12′ JumpKing Rectangular
12ft Plum Space Zone 2
14ft Plum Space Zone 2
9ft x 13ft Jump OvalPod™ (excl with Capital Play)
10ft Plum Whirlwind
12′ x 17′ JumpKing Rectangular (excl)
10′ x 14′ JumpKing Rectangular

First we have the 12ft Plum Trampoline, with 12ft being the most popular size of trampoline nomatter what brand you chose from.

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