Safety Rules for Operating Inflatables in Windy Conditions

Renting inflatables is a great way to generate income and have fun, but safety should always be the top priority. You have a responsibility to keep guests at parties and events safe, which means that you should not allow the use of inflatables if the conditions are too windy. Using inflatable jumpers or slides in windy conditions can cause serious injuries. Do not use the inflatable during periods of rain or excessive wind (15 miles per hour or more).

In case of adverse weather conditions (lightning, thunder, rain or strong winds), instruct all occupants to leave the inflatable immediately and DO NOT allow them to re-enter until the weather has cleared and the inflatable is DRY. Under the right conditions, inflatables are generally safe. In this way, the high profile of the relatively few incidents involving inflatable houses related to the wind can be used to disseminate safety information and, in turn, reduce the thousands of non-climate-related injuries that occur every year without media attention. States have explicit statutes and regulations for the use of inflatables; of those that do, most do not explicitly state the weather and wind conditions required for their use.

However, it is important to remember that safety should always come first when operating inflatables. If you are ever in doubt about whether it is safe to use an inflatable in a certain weather condition, it is best to err on the side of caution and not allow its use.

Evert van der Doorn
Evert van der Doorn

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