Today, a report has been released by the BBC discussing concerns over the amount of A&E attendances made by children and young people with sports related injuries. For boys the most commonly reported sport was football….however for girls, it is trampolining.
The fear this has struck into parents everywhere is almost tangible. We can only imagine that many parents are now planning to spend the weekend dismantling their children’s beloved trampoline to avoid a trip to the local A&E.
The above chart details the breakdown of figures for the sports most commonly reported in hospitals. As you can see, trampolining sits at the top for girls…it is a relatively marginal difference between trampolining and the other reported sports BUT we cannot and should not ignore the facts!
Professor Allyson Pollock, from Newcastle University commented
“They say that for younger age groups, trampolines in the home warrant improved safety, while rugby and horse-riding should also be a focus for interventions.”
Whilst Dr Max Davie, from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health states
"A scheme which would help to lessen the number of children becoming injured through sport is one that we would welcome."
Fortunately, those parents who have invested in a Springfree Trampoline will be breathing a sigh of relief today; going about their business free from worry - as they have already provided their children with The World’s Safest Trampoline!
Springfree’s entire ethos is around SAFETY and the prevention of accidents and injuries. This is why our design is springless – to remove one of the main causes of trampoline related injuries. We are proud to be the ONLY brand and design of trampoline that has been accredited by ROSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents)….we don’t believe safety should have to be an option!
We have removed the solid mat-edge and metal enclosure rods from our design so that there is no chance of a bouncer landing on these and injuring themselves. Furthermore, our metal frame sits a whole foot below the jump mat so that is it IMPOSSIBLE for a bouncer to fall and land on it whilst bouncing with the zips done up!
Throw in our enclosure netting, which has been cleverly designed to completely encapsulate the jump mat and you have got a SAFE TRAMPOLINE!
We applaud the BBC for bringing this topic to light. We strongly believe that there should be more attention drawn to the design of trampolines and the safety standards which may be met but rarely exceeded...these are our children’s lives after all!