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IATP Working with UK Leisure Organisations to Lobby Government on Coronavirus Issues Affecting Trampoline Parks


The IATP has been working with partners in different organisations faced with the same challenges to lobby the government on the issues facing our industries.  As a first step the attached letter has been written for you to keep on raising your profile with you local MP and with government. BAPA, the International Association of Trampoline Parks, The Association of British Climbing Walls, the National Karting Association and the Exercise, Dance and Movement Association are united to drive home that whilst individual members might be referred to as a small business, collectively we employ over 26,000 people and deliver an enormous amount of engagement with individuals, children, families and schools etc, as well as having significant supply chains that are also impacted by our closures.  Please  feel free to send this letter  to your MP, the local press, you Chamber of Commerce, and any one you think it might have an impact on.  




BSI PAS 5000: 2017

In April 2017 the British Standards Institute published the Publically Available Standard (PAS) 5000:2017 for Fixed Indoor Trampoline Parks. This document sets out the minimum standards for the design, construction, and operation of trampoline parks. The PAS was sponsored by the IATP and written by a working group that included RoSPA, British Gymnastics, The Health and Safety Executive, Environmental Health Officers, Constructors, Insurers, and Operators.

The IATP believes that the PAS is a very positive step forward in making the Trampoline Park Industry in the UK safer for users and in providing guidance for those involved in the industry. The IATP recommends that all those involved in trampoline parks should be working to these standards as a minimum and from August 2018 requires all members to commit to working to these standards.

Park Members

From August 2018 all IATP UK Park Members will be required to hold a certificate of compliance to PAS 5000:2017 (parts 4 and 5) not older than 36 months. This can be issued by an approved IATP Inspection body - a list of inspection bodies can be downloaded below. If a park has had a material change of layout since their inspection then a new inspection may be required. Each park is responsible for booking their inspection and the price of the inspection is to be agreed with the inspection body appointed.

Find IATP Approved Inspection Bodies - Here

Membership renewal

From 1st September 2018 a certificate of compliance from an approved inspection body will be required for membership.

Associate Constructors/Franchisors/Manufacturers Members

All Constructors/Franchisors/Manufacturer members will be required to demonstrate Professional Indemnity insurance of at least £2million, Employers Liability insurance of at least £10 million, and Public and Products liability insurance of at least £10 million, plus commit to only build Trampoline Parks to PAS 5000:2017 in the UK.

IATP membership will commence on the 1st September and run for a period of one year. Membership can be applied for at any point during the membership year. The categories for UK members in the 2018- 2019 membership year are as follows:

1.Developing Member

  • Any individual or entity that is in the early development of a leisure and entertainment location that includes in whole or in part the operation or management of an indoor commercial trampoline court, with the number of courts not yet being determined.
  • Signed code of conduct

2. Park Member

  • Any individual or entity that is engaged in the business of leisure and entertainment that includes in whole or in part the operation or management of an indoor commercial trampoline court please note, for organizations with multiple parks and/or franchises - each individual park must be a member.
  • Signed code of conduct
  • Certificate of compliance to BSI PAS 5000:2017

3. Industry Supplier (Constructor, Manufacturer and Franchisor)

  • Any individual or entity engaged in design, construction, and/or manufacturing of Trampoline Park equipment in the UK.
  • Signed code of conduct
  • Commit to build only in compliance with BSI PAS 5000
  • Current Professional Indemnity insurance of at least £2million,
  • Current Employers Liability insurance of at least £10 million
  • Current Public and Products liability insurance of at least £10 million

4. Industry Supplier  (Inspection Body)

  • Approved IATP Inspection Body
  • Signed code of conduct
  • Current professional Indemnity Insurance

5. Industry Supplier

  • Any individual or entity engaged in selling products or services to Regular Members of the Association (excluding IATP inspectors or constructor/manufacturer/Franchisor).
  • Signed code of conduct
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