Bouncy Castles and Inflatable Equipment

Following the tragic fatality involving a child and an inflatable amusement device in Norfolk on Sunday 1st July 2018, and a further incident on an inflatable slide at Woking on 3rd November, where ten children were injured and taken to hospital, the HSE has published revised guidance for industry stakeholders and operators of inflatable equipment. The revised inflatables guidance can be found here:

Other information on the safe use of inflatable equipment can be found here:

  • The Pertexa Inflatable Play Accreditation (PIPA) is an inspection scheme set up by the inflatable play industry to ensure that inflatable equipment conforms to recognised safety standards. Information on the PIPA scheme can be found at: https://www.pipa.org.uk/
  • The Amusement Device Inspection Procedures Scheme (ADIPS) ensures amusement devices are regularly inspected and certified as safe for use by competent persons.   Information on the ADIPs scheme can be found at: http://adips.co.uk/