Trampoline Parks Potential Regulation Engagement

Technical Safety BC will be making recommendations to the Provincial Government about whether the trampoline park industry should be regulated in British Columbia. We are seeking input from trampoline park operators, and members of the public who use trampoline parks, from April 1 through 17, 2019.

Details

Trampoline parks are not currently regulated in British Columbia.

This means there is currently no regulatory oversight of the equipment, facility design, staffing levels, staff training, or other aspects of these facilities. Safety measures are currently the sole responsibility of the facility owners and operators.

Because of reports of injuries at indoor trampoline parks, and a fatality in B.C. last year, some health authorities and the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) are calling on the Provincial Government to introduce regulations for this industry, with the goal of increasing public safety.

The Province has asked Technical Safety BC to conduct research and gather input from operators and users to make recommendations about whether regulation would increase safety.

Trampoline park owners and operators (industry): Read more details

Trampoline park users (members of the public): Read more details

Participate in this engagement

Trampoline park owners and operators (industry): RSVP for a workshop at the Technical Safety BC office on April 9, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Can’t make it to the workshop? Email engage@technicalsafetybc.ca to schedule a telephone interview.

Trampoline park users (members of the public): Share your thoughts through this short, 6-question survey (deadline is April 24):

Consultation results

A feedback summary will be posted following the close of engagement.

Decision

While Technical Safety BC has been asked to provide recommendations related to potential regulation of the trampoline park industry, it is the Provincial Government’s decision whether regulations will be introduced and, if so, how the industry would be regulated.

Additional resources

Are trampoline parks safe? What you need to know

Questions?

Please reach Technical Safety BC’s Stakeholder Engagement team at engage@technicalsafetybc.ca 

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