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To run a successful business you will need a variety of forms and stationary. You can use or adapt the following free:

Hire Contract

Hire Terms and Conditions

Blank Operating Units - Use this document as a template for all operating instructions.       

Operating Bouncy Castles

Operating Adult Bouncy Castle

Operating Assault Course

Operating Slides

Method Statement

 How to roll an inflatable

Web site Terms and Conditions

Privacy Policy

Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974

Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992

PReN 14960

This is the draft version of BS EN 14960:2019

Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998

Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995

Maintaining Portable Electric Equipment - HSG107

The Electricity At Work Regulations 1989 - HSR 25

Electrical Safety And You - INDG 231


Here are some frequently used abbreviations that you may find confusing.

ADIPS - Amusement Device Inspection Procedures Scheme - inspection scheme for fairground mechanical devices producing DOCS

ADSC - The Amusement Device Safety Council

AIMODS - Association of Inflatable Manufacturers, Operators, Designers and Suppliers - Industry Trade Association

API - Association of Play Industries - Trade body representing those involved in indoor and outdoor play equipment

BALPPA - The British Association of Leisure Parks Piers and Attractions - Trade Association representing owners, managers, suppliers and developers in the UK’s commercial leisure parks, piers, zoos and static attractions

CRB - Criminal Records Bureau -  Disclosure Certificate required by many organisations now if you work with children. In 2013 this has now changed to DBS - Disclosure and Barring Service

ELI - Employers Liability Insurance - Legal requirement if you employ or use staff

FESS - Fairground Equipment Safety Scheme - New scheme being set up as an alternative to ADIPS

FJAC - The Fairgrounds Joint Advisory Council

FSB - Federation of Small Businesses - Trade Association

HSE - Health and Safety Executive - This is the organisation that you will be most likely to encounter in the case of accidents on inflatable play equipment. They are responsible for enforcing the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

ILAM - Institute of Leisure and Amenity Management - Professional body representing leisure managers

INPA - Inflated News Play & Attractions - free quarterly magazine for all involved in play, leisure and attractions. No longer available

INPAS - Inflated News Play & Attractions Show - Trade show for play, leisure and attractions industry. Run by Grand Affairs Group

IPMA - Inflatable Play Manufacturers Association - Industry Trade Association

ISA - Independent Safeguarding Authority - organisation responsible for issuing ISA numbers for those working with children and vulnerable adults.

MUTA - Made Up Textiles Association - Umbrella organisation for AIMODS, NAIH and PIPA.

NAFLIC - National Association for Leisure Industry Certification

NFAN - National Farm Attractions Network - Trade Association for farm attractions

NAIH - National Association of Inflatable Hirers - Industry Trade Association

PAT Test - Portable Appliance Test - Required for your fans and electrical cables

PIPA -  Pertexa Inflatable Play Accreditation - Scheme allows operators to have their equipment tested to comply with BS EN14960

PLI - Public Liability Insurance - A must for operators

PPA - Play Providers Association - Trade Association for those involved in indoor play centres.

PUWER - Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 - These are the regulations are used for those not having annual test.

RIDDOR - Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations

RoSPA - The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents - Charity promoting accident prevention

RPII- Register of Play Inspectors International - Organisation responsible for the training of inspectors to BS EN 14960. (as used for PIPA scheme).

Many more Clients now ask for Risk Assessments from bouncy castle hire companies. Check out Information Sheet 28 for full details on writing risk assessments. You may use/adapt those listed below which will get you started:

Ball Pond

Bouncy Boxing

Bouncy Castle

Bungee Run

Candy Floss

Gladiator Joust

Human Table Football

Assault Course


Quad Bikes

Rodeo Bull


Sumo Wrestling

Surf Simulator

Useful documentation


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