Staying Safe on Summer Inflatables

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In the summer time, a combination of fun and relaxation seems to make for the best parties and gatherings. Frankly, there is a lot of relaxing fun going on right now, taking all of the graduation parties, BBQs and July 4th celebrations that are planned and the others that have already happened. During this time, it is very important to consider the entertainment at your party, which most likely includes an inflatable of some sort – possibly an obstacle course or inflatable slide. However amusing these inflatables are, you need to make sure that safety is a primary concern, especially when children are utilizing these rental inflatables.

Here are some guidelines to follow to ensure that everyone has a good time safely:

  • Stay ahead of the weather when you have rented an inflatable. Don’t just watch the local weather report – make sure you are always looking to see if rain clouds are coming. Keeps your ears open as well – if any thunder is heard, start getting people off of the inflatable. In any nasty weather, turn off the inflatable and unplug the motors.
  • Power losses can be very common in the summertime, especially with air conditioners causing brown-outs in local areas. If an outage occurs during your party, your first concern should be aimed towards your rented inflatable. Most of these units deflate slowly, so you have some time to evacuate everyone off of the unit. If you have a standard bounce house, most have an open area in the roof that will help children get out if the entire house deflates.
  • Make sure the rental company you are working with provides an attendant for the day of the event you are holding. Properly trained attendants will be able to police the inflatable and make sure that everyone is as safe as possible.