Beware of cheap, toy bouncy castles

URGENT SAFETY NOTICE : It has come to the attention of the BIHA that there are cheap imitation imported bouncy castles currently on the UK market. These are TOYS and are not designed for commercial hiring, (only light domestic use) as they do not comply with the necessary standards for the hire industry. To view these standards (known as CEN TC 136) please visit: www.pipa.org.uk All persons hiring out bouncy castles and other play inflatables are required by law to comply with the Health & Safety At Work Act 1974. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has stated that those complying with CEN TC 136 will be meeting their obligations under this Act.

Apparently, several hire companies are having to buy again after unwisely investing in these cheap toy inflatables, and discovering now that they are not of a robust commercial standard to hire out to the public.

Also, please look at: http://www.pipa.org.uk/publicBestPractice.pdf

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