WorkSafe to visit trampoline parks
WorkSafe assessment inspectors will start visiting trampoline parks across New Zealand from today to ensure these businesses are meeting their obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act.
“We will be reminding the operators that they have a requirement to notify WorkSafe of health and safety-related incidents.
WorkSafe is aware that there has been a spike in injuries relating to trampolines since 2014 when the commercial trampoline park industry began to expand. Part of the proactive visit programme is to get a clearer picture on this emerging industry to help define what, if any, follow-up action may be required.
“Trampoline parks are a new, fast-growing industry and WorkSafe has released a safety bulletin that contains important information on meeting their obligations around health and safety,” says Brett Murray, General Manager Operations and Specialist Services.
“We want to help educate these businesses around their health and safety obligations to keep users of the facilities safe, make sure they are managing their risks, and put right any safety concerns.
“We will also be taking a closer look at the designers and installers of these parks to make sure they are all doing everything reasonably practicable to manage the risks for staff and users of the parks.