Things to consider when organising an event

Bouncy castles and inflatables

Inflatables and bouncy castles can be extremely dangerous if used incorrectly.

All inflatables must be operated in accordance with BS EN 14960. This includes:

  • registration requirements
  • testing
  • installation
  • supervision of inflatable play equipment

The operator of the inflatable needs Public Liability Insurance cover to a level of five million pounds.

The inflatable needs an up-to-date MOT (an annual test for all inflatables).

Before any inflatable is brought onto Council land:

  • Copies of safety and insurance documentation are needed 
  • The supplier will need to confirm that they have done a site survey with a Cable Avoidance Tool, to confirm there are no cables where anchor pins will be located