What was this engagement about?
Technical Safety BC was asked to make recommendations to the Provincial Government about whether the trampoline park industry should be regulated in British Columbia.
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 asked Technical Safety BC to conduct research and gather input from operators and users to make recommendations about whether regulation would increase safety.
How did my contribution make a difference?
A feedback summary will be posted following the close of engagement.
Details of the Consultation:
Date: April 1, to April 24, 2019
Location: Province wide
Category: Health and Safety