Our Commitment to Your Safety - Colchester Castles & Castle Tots Stay & Play

As a bouncy castle hirer our first priority is always the safety of the children and users of our equipment.

Colchester Castles are one of the only Inflatable Hirers in Essex on the RPII register having passed the safe operators course.
All of our castles are manufactured and annually tested to the BS EN14960. 
The BS EN14960 covers all aspects of inflatable play equipment that is bounced or slid on. The standard was designed and agreed to ensure the safety of children and users.

The scope of the BS EN14960:2013 

The European Standard is applicable to inflatable play equipment intended for use by children fourteen years and under both individually and collectively.

The standard specifies safety requirements for inflatable play equipment where the primary activities are bouncing and sliding. It sets measures, to address risks and to minimise accidents to users, in the design, manufacture and supply of inflatable play equipment. It specifies information to be supplied with the equipment. The requirements have been laid down bearing in mind the risk factor based on available data.

The standard specifies the requirements that will protect a child from hazards that he or she may be unable to foresee when using the equipment as intended, or in a manner that can be reasonably anticipated.

Key points we adhere to within the BS EN14960:2013 include:

Placement of the inflatable.
Never near overhead obstructions such as trees or power lines.
Never on a slope greater than 5%.
Always upon a cleared area with not sharp objects or debris.
During events we use a fence for the purposes of crowd control.

All staff are trained to operate and supervise our inflatables. For private hires, we provide clear instructions to customers on how to supervise users and equipment should always be supervised.
We follow manufacturers guidelines and restrict the number of users on the inflatable at any one time.

Inflatable maintenance.
We maintain high levels of cleanliness with out inflatables.
Actively take steps to avoid preventable repairs.
We also provide operational information to customers.

Annual Inspection procedures.
We have operational procedures which include Risk Assessments & Accident Logs
We have our equipment annually tested by a professional inspector.