Welcome to the European IATP

The work of the IATP in Europe is guided by regional sub-committees and supported by the IATP staff and board. The first sub-committee  was established in 2015 in the UK by a group of industry leaders who quickly recognised the need for the indoor trampoline park industry to have representation in their country.

Each group identifies the needs of their specific regions and a plan to address these. This work is delivered by local volunteers and supported by IATP staff and the board. If you are interested in being involved and helping ensure the industry has a unified voice in your region then please contact us at info@indoortrampolineparks.org

The work of the IATP in Europe is guided by regional sub-committees and supported by the IATP staff and board. The first sub-committee  was established in 2015 in the UK by a group of industry leaders who quickly recognised the need for the indoor trampoline park industry to have representation in their country.

Each group identifies the needs of their specific regions and a plan to address these. This work is delivered by local volunteers and supported by IATP staff and the board. If you are interested in being involved and helping ensure the industry has a unified voice in your region then please contact us at info@indoortrampolineparks.org

Benefits of joining the IATP:

  • Representation and lobbying
  • Single industry voice
  • Standard writing and safety advice
  • Minimum standard benchmark and inspection programme
  • Reduced rate staff training
  • Access to technical advice and support from industry experts
  • Annual Conference and Trade show
  • Regular Newsletters and industry updates
  • Member only resources
  • Regular industry webinars
  • Customer safety video
  • Regional committees
  • Let’s Get Jumping Campaign
  • Member discount programme

IATP Membership

IATP membership will commence on the 1st January and run for a period of one year. Membership can be applied for at any point during the membership year.
 
Membership fees: 
 
Developing Member - $350 per annum
BSI Compliant Park Member (per park) -  $350 per annum  
Park Member (per park) - $350 per annum  
Industry Supplier Member - $500
 
 
The categories for IATP members in the 2022 membership year are as follows:

Developing Member

Any individual or entity that is in the early development of a leisure and entertainment location that includes in whole or in part the operation or management of an indoor commercial trampoline court, with the number of courts not yet being determined.
Signed code of conduct

BSI Compliant Park Member

Any individual or entity that is engaged in the business of leisure and entertainment that includes in whole or in part the operation or management of an indoor commercial trampoline court please note, for organizations with multiple parks and/or franchises - each individual park must be a member.
Signed code of conduct
Certificate of compliance to BSI PAS 5000:2017 issued within previous 36 months.

Park Member

Any individual or entity that is engaged in the business of leisure and entertainment that includes in whole or in part the operation or management of an indoor commercial trampoline court please note, for organisations with multiple parks and/or franchises - each individual park must be a member
Signed code of conduct

Industry Supplier

Any individual or entity engaged in selling products or services to Regular Members of the Association
Signed code of conduct

Court Monitor Training Level 1 - Now Available!

Aimed at new and existing court monitors or anyone who want to learn more about the role of the court monitor
Online training course
Designed to complement on-site training
Full course takes approx. 4 hours learning to complete
Fully flexible for the learner
Immediate certification on completion

Content includes:
The background of trampoline parks
Understanding risk, roles, and responsibilities
The participant journey
Being a court monitor
How to handle non-compliance
Closing the park

Benefits:
Designed by operators and educational experts
Provides a baseline introduction to Court Monitoring for staff
Offers consistency across training
Promotes greater understanding of the trampoline park industry and the employee’s workplace
Better trained, more engaged staff

If you are interested or would like more information please contact us at info@indoortrampolineparks.org

National and International Standards for Indoor   Trampoline Parks

BSI PAS 5000: 2017

In April 2017 the British Standards Institute published the Publically Available Standard (PAS) 5000:2017 for Fixed Indoor Trampoline Parks. This document sets out the minimum standards for the design, construction, and operation of trampoline parks. 

The PAS was sponsored by the IATP and written by an extensive working group that included Consumer Agencies, Health and Safety Agencies, British Gymnastics, Local Authorities, Inspectors, Constructors, Insurers, and Operators.

The IATP believes that the PAS 5000 is a very positive step forward in making the Trampoline Park Industry safer for users and in providing guidance for those involved in the industry. The IATP recommends that all those involved in trampoline parks should be working to published standards as a minimum.

CEN / ISO

Since 2018 The IATP has been part of the expert panel working on the current CEN/ISO project developing a new international standard for Trampoline Parks. The final draft of the standard is currently under consideration.

Background to the CEN/ISO Standard:

In 2018 the German standards agency (DIN) put forward to the Committee European Norms (CEN) that work should be undertaken to write an EN standard for the construction and operation of trampoline parks. A ballot was taken by member states and it was agreed that the standard should be written. 

As is normal when many countries come together to write a standard an application was made at a similar time to ISO for the EN to be adopted as a full ISO and become an EN ISO.  The  Vienna Agreement , signed in 1991, was drawn up with the aim of preventing duplication of effort and reducing time when preparing standards. As a result, new standards projects are jointly planned between CEN and ISO. Wherever appropriate priority is given to cooperation with ISO provided that international standards meet European legislative and market requirements and that non-European global players also implement these standards.

The Vienna Agreement allows expertise to be focused and used in an efficient way to the benefit of international standardization. It is completed by jointly developed  Guidelines supporting the practical implementation of the Vienna Agreement. Member states of the ISO can be found here https://www.iso.org/members.html
A ballot of member states was completed on the 15th of October and it was agreed that the writing of an EN ISO would continue with further experts from some ISO members states joining the committee.

Each member state has the right to form an expert panel under the country standards agency and appropriate committee (usually playground equipment). They can provide representation of the interests of that country on the EN trampoline park committee. Organisations with a special interest can also apply to become liaison organisations and the IATP is a liaison organisation for this project as part of the ongoing work to raise standards and serve  our membership by promoting optimally safe operations, facilitating commercial success and stimulating growth of the trampoline park industry. 

The countries/organisations registered on the expert panel are:

Germany (they hold the secretariat chair the meetings and have control of the process)
United Kingdom
France
The Netherlands
Denmark
Belgium
Sweden
Finland
Switzerland
Slovenia
Poland
USA
Australia
IATP
ANEC

France, The Netherlands and the UK put forward documents for consideration in writing the new standard. As the only published specification BSI PAS 5000:2017 has been accepted as the base document for the new EN ISO, using the other documents as reference and comparison. 

The first EN meeting was held in Berlin in October 2018 with representation from Germany, France, UK, Sweden, The Netherlands, Switzerland and Finland and the drafting process continued until the first draft was published in 2021 for consultation. Following the public consultation, the feedback was collated, and the working group reconvened to continue the work. This was completed in March 2022 and the final draft is currently being considered.

The IATP has been an active part of this process throughout, working with a network of European operators to represent the needs of the industry and ensuring that the final document supports effective operations and future development of the industry whilst setting essential minimum standards.
For more information: info@indoortrampolineparks.org

PO BOX 812062
Boca Raton, FL 33431

717-910-4534

info@indoortrampolineparks.org

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