Trampoline parks should deal with the same safety regulations as roller coasters, zipline and waterslides in BC.
That’s the call from provincial safety authority Technical Safety BC.
According to the agency, the move comes after serious injuries at trampoline parks around BC, including a fatal incident in Richmond in 2018.
A resolution asking the province to consider regulations was also passed at the Union of British Columbia Municipalities conference last fall.
Technical Safety BC says the agency spoke with more than 400 people while drafting the resolution, including health professionals, industry experts, owners and patrons of trampoline parks.
“I appreciate Technical Safety BC’s comprehensive review on how to support safety in the trampoline park industry,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.
“We want families to feel secure knowing that a fun family activity is also safe, and that’s why the government agrees with this recommendation. I welcome Technical Safety BC’s forthcoming regulatory framework that will better protect people in British Columbia.”