The IATP Founding Board Members were instrumental in the development of the ASTM Standard, which was the first of its kind for the indoor trampoline park industry. ASTM is a separate standard making body, and the standard for indoor trampoline courts as well as standards for other attractions found in indoor adventure parks is constantly being updated and evolving.
The purpose of this practice is to delineate requirements regarding the design, manufacture, installation, operation, maintenance, inspection and major modification of commercial or institutional trampoline courts with the primary purpose of amusement, entertainment or recreation.
The standard applies to institutional trampoline courts that are located in and around amusement, entertainment, or recreational facilities. Such facilities include but are not limited to trampoline parks, amusement parks, theme parks, water parks, family entertainment centers, fitness centers, gyms, gymnastics facilities, sports facilities, skate parks, camps, shopping centers, temporary special events, carnivals and municipal parks.
Your participation in the ASTM is highly encouraged, allowing you to have a voice and a direct impact on standards that will ultimately impact your business. As states look to regulate the industry, the ASTM is what they look towards as a benchmark for parks to adhere to.
If you are interested in getting involved with the Trampoline Court Task Group please contact Phil Slaggert: firstname.lastname@example.org
BRITISH STANDARDS INSTITUTE (BSI)
In April 2017 the British Standards Institute published the Standard (PAS) 5000:2017 for Fixed Indoor Trampoline Parks. This Standard was recently replaced by BS EN ISO 23659:2022.
This document aims to:
Reflect the range of trampoline park concepts found on the market, from parks for children to areas aimed at target groups with high gymnastic demands and prior knowledge;
Set a general framework for design and operating conditions;
Prevent accidents with a disabling or fatal consequence;
Not restrict the manufacturer’s construction freedom;
Not to restrict the operator’s operational freedom;
Allow and encourage innovation;
Provide a direction for future developments for existing and new trampoline parks.
The IATP recommends that all those involved in trampoline parks should be working to these standards as a minimum. You can purchase a copy of the specification from the BSI website