In the evolving world of the Nintendo generation, more and more children are losing fitness and outside activities are being replaced by High Definition graphics and online multi-playing. Of course the risk of injury caused by playing computer games are a fraction of the risks associated with outdoor activities such as bouncy castles and trampolines but a sedentary life also presents problems.
We have all run, jumped and bounced as children and taken risks and never thought twice about it. But we live in a different, more cautious time now. For this reason, Planet Bounce has invested in full public liability insurance up to the value of £5,000,000. This insurance covers any claims against injuries from our equipment or possible neglect on behalf of our fully trained staff.
We often receive questions regarding the responsibility of accidents that may be caused by children due to rough-play (somersaults or wrestling). Under law, it is the responsibility of the hirer of the inflatable to guard against accidents and to make sure the children play safely; if you require further precautionary measures you can arrange paid supervision by an NVQ Level 3 qualified child carer from Planet Bounce to ensure safety protocols are followed at all times.
If you are worried about your personal insurance cover, then we advise you to first check with your home insurance company to be sure they cover you for this kind of liability. If you would prefer to remove any doubt then please try Leisure Insure: for day cover
It is important to stress that the castle must be supervised at all times. Sensible safety guidelines should be followed: shoes are not allowed on the inflatable and it is advised that children of widely varying ages play on the castle at different times.
We do offer a supervision service but we understand this is not often practical for small parties due to additional costs. Our supervision service is charged per hour and per inflatable, this includes labour and insurance and covers you 100% against damages.
All of our units are annually inspected and tested by an RPII inspector.