CORONA VIRUS OUTBREAK (Update: 21-5-2020)
The BIHA very strongly recommends that its members take extra precautions to protect themselves and the public.
LATEST GOV ADVICE on getting back to work. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19
LATEST ADVICE from the FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) https://www.fsb.org.uk/campaign/covid19.html
Some BIHA members are adding the following statement to their website:
We now provide a fully contactless delivery and installation service for our inflatables, leaving you with everything you need to have a wonderful, but most importantly, safe experience.
1) Social distancing rules will apply, you must STAY INDOORS on our arrival, set-up and collection.
2) Anyone with covid-19 symptoms CANNOT hire.
3) Secure gardens only with no public access.
4) Only private parties for you and your family in the SAME household are allowed.
5) We must be able to access your back garden through an external side passage, as regrettably we cannot take the equipment through your house.
The above are the steps that we are taking to keep our customers, their children and our staff safe. However, we continue to follow Government advice. If anything changes then we will update our guidelines in accordance with new advice.
We want to reassure our customers that we are taking every precaution to maintain a hygienic and safe environment.
Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.
MORE DETAILED VERSION:
We are delighted to announce that we are now taking steps to start hiring inflatables again after temporarily closing due to the coronavirus outbreak. We are now operating strictly under the following conditions to help keep everyone safe:
All bookings must be made through our website at: xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Please note we will not be able to hire to you if anyone who will be using the bouncy castle is showing, or in the 14 days before the party, has shown any signs of the coronavirus.
1. We will only hire to secure back gardens of houses and only members (e.g. children) of that SINGLE household are allowed on our equipment. Under no circumstances must you invite other family members not living with you or neighbours, friends etc round to play on our equipment.
2. You must stay indoors while we set up and collect our equipment.
3. Regrettably, we cannot carry equipment through your home. We must have clear access to your BACK garden (e.g. through a side entrance or back-gate, or temporary removal of a fence panel).
4. Our equipment will be professionally and carefully cleaned and sanitised before it is delivered to you.
5. If you do NOT have an outdoor socket, then your own 13 amp extension lead will need to be plugged in and put outside for us to plug into before our arrival.
6. Payment must be made online (e.g. BACS) to avoid contact – and regrettably we cannot accept cash.
7. If anyone at the party (or who shares the same household) has any symptoms of COVID-19 or starts to develop symptoms during the hire then the use of the inflatable must cease and we must immediately be informed of this.
8. After collection, our equipment will be taken back to our premises and thoroughly cleaned and sanitized with industrial anti-bacteria and disinfectant. We then leave them in storage for a minimum of 3 days before being hired again and our vehicles and storage units will also be sanitised
9. Please respect social distancing of at least 2 metres at all times whilst we are in your back garden, especially when we are pointing out the safety guidelines for inflatable play.
10. Please note that when we arrive at your house, all adults and children must be indoors and likewise on collection, all adults and children need to be indoors. Delivery/collection times will be arranged beforehand, at a mutually convenient time, and the party must be finished with everyone indoors when we collect.
11. Strictly no overnight hires on any of our inflatables.
We want to reassure our customers that we are taking every precaution to maintain a hygienic and safe environment.
We will only be taking bookings for BACK garden hires only and will continue to operate social distancing measures.
Only private parties for you and your family in the SAME household are allowed. If any children outside of your immediate household enter your garden to play on the inflatable, it’s absolutely essential that they be asked to leave your premises immediately to avoid compromising our strict safety measures.
If you have any questions or concerns you can email us at: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx or give us a call on xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Thank you for your co-operation and understanding at this difficult time.
Please book early to avoid disappointment because demand for our inflatables is currently greater than the supply.
As always, please stay safe.
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PLEASE NOTE THAT THE BIHA IS NOT A TRADE ASSOCIATION, BUT AN ALLIANCE / ONLINE COMMUNITY OF INFLATABLE HIRE COMPANIES AND EXISTS TO HELP, PROTECT, DEVELOP AND ENCOURAGE INFLATABLE HIRE IN THE UK. THE BIHA PROVIDES AN EXTENSIVE RANGE OF SPECIALIST SERVICES TO SUPPORT ITS MEMBERS.
We help owners of bouncy castle hire businesses succeed in every area of their business through regular training, tips and ideas, a lively BIHA Facebook Group and a discussion forum, with over 40,000 posts! The BIHA also sends out regular newsletters (by email), three online directory listings with a valuable back-link to your own website, networking, used inflatables for sale, discounts on PL insurance, discounts on miscellaneous services vital to your business, help with getting your website higher up the search-engine rankings, get more customers by displaying the BIHA logo on your website and other marketing materials and much, much more! We also help the public find an inflatable hire firm in their LOCAL area. Read 5-star reviews
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**STOP PRESS** All BIHA members are entitled to a
DISCOUNT of up to 30% on their PL insurance premiums
as well as enjoying £5M cover for the same price as: £1M.
You will need to quote your BIHA membership number to
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please text: 07880 – 540201 quoting your name and
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The BIHA, its forum and Facebook Group is a vital resource and online community for bouncy castle hire firms as it helps them run a safer, more professional and profitable business and steers the public, corporates and Local Authorities to find a LOCAL inflatable hire company CLAIM your DISCOUNT (of up to 30%) on your PL insurance and £5 Million cover for the same price as £1 Million. (E.g. One member saved over £300 on his annual PL insurance premiums).
How the BIHA helps Bouncy Castle Hire Companies become more profitable and safer.
The BIHA was launched in December 2000 (with 30 founder member companies) to educate, encourage and excel bouncy castle owners and operators as well as helping customers easily find them online.
This site together with its “sister website” and discussion forum creates a professional and enjoyable environment for BIHA members (now over 2,000) to collaborate and share resources and ideas, get a big DISCOUNT (of up to 30%) on their PL Insurance premiums and learn sound business principles to really succeed in their bouncy castle hire business.
Through the BIHA, bouncy castle hire companies can achieve much more, by sharing information, than they can by going it alone!
The BIHA provides the infrastructure that encourages and supports the sharing of good ideas, expertise, professionalism and safe working practices to the BS EN 14960:2006 Standard, the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and also the PUWER Regs 1998. The BIHA also actively supports the PIPA Scheme for the annual “MOT” testing of inflatables.
The BIHA website is packed with extremely helpful, real-world advice & tips straight from successful inflatable hire company owners & operators.
The BIHA provides you – the operator, with the tools, resources, information (and a whopping discount of up to 30% on your PL insurance and £5M cover for the same price as £1M cover) you need to achieve your dream of running a successful bouncy castle hire (inflatable hire) business without having to learn it the hard way!
The BIHA also aims to promote to the general public, Local Authorities and Corporate clients the benefits of hiring professional inflatable hire companies. (Click here as to why you should choose a BIHA member.).
The BIHA also helps corporate entertainment companies get more bookings throughout the UK and also overseas.
(Please note that although the BIHA is NOT a trade association, there are some similarities in terms of membership benefits and the Code of Ethics )
To see how some of our members have benefited from the BIHA please click here.
***VERY IMPORTANT*** – If you are looking for a bouncy castle hire company for your child’s party or other type of event – please read the following…
Some people planning a party or event make the decision to hire the cheapest bouncy castle they can find in their LOCAL area.
We cannot over-emphasise it enough, but this can be a big mistake if you decide to choose the cheapest bouncy castle hire company that you can find. This is because sometimes (but not always) the cheaper companies will be desperate to cut costs. For example, they may not have adequate (or any!) public liability insurance cover. They may use an old van that is prone to breaking down. They may use old, and possibly even dirty bouncy castles that have lost some of their “bounciness” due to wear over the years. Also, their bouncy castles may not have a current safety certificate. In addition, the owner/operator is less likely to be trained in the correct safety aspects of setting up and inflating a bouncy castle, slide or other type of play inflatable.
How to make sure that you choose a good bouncy castle hire company…
- If one company is charging a much cheaper hire fee than their competitors – be suspicious. They may still be a good company – but just be aware of the points made above
- Do they have adequate public liability insurance? £1million is normally considered to be the minimum.
- Make sure they are a member of the BIHA. Being a member and associated with the BIHA is pretty much the trade standard. All BIHA members are thoroughly educated on the do’s and don’ts of running a safe bouncy castle hire business.
- At the start of each hire, will they be going through all the essential safety points with a responsible adult? BIHA members have a choice of “tools” to do this e.g. a Terms and Conditions of hire form or a Cartoon Safety Instruction Sheet etc.
- Don’t forget to also check for any online reviews and customer testimonials that should be clearly displayed on the hire company’s website.
- Have a good look at the company’s website. (If they have one). A well presented site showcasing attractive and clean inflatables is an indicator that the hire company takes great pride in it’s business.
- Look at the company’s Facebook Page (If they have one). You can tell a lot about a company by comments made from it’s customers and clients who post on Facebook.
- The BIHA also aims to promote to all public and corporate clients the benefits of hiring professional inflatable hire companies. (
- as to why you should choose a BIHA member.).
- The BIHA hope you thoroughly enjoy your bouncy castle party and please make sure that the users are properly SUPERVISED by a responsible adult at all times – be safe! For more details please look at the
Are you interested in starting a bouncy castle hire business? Here are some great reasons to Join the BIHA today!
- CLAIM your massive DISCOUNT (of up to 30%) on your PL insurance premiums, and get £5 Million cover for the same price as £1 Million cover. (E.g. One member just saved over £300 on his annual PL insurance premiums on 27-3-2012).
- Find out the TRUTH about the bouncy castle hire business and receive ongoing relevant information – straight to your email inbox and via the discussion forum.
- Meet other bouncy castle owners and operators from all over the UK (and some from overseas!) to find out “what works and what hurts!”
- Learn about other lucrative services you can add to your inflatable hire business.
- Be challenged to get more customers in 2012 and beyond.
- Get fast help and advice from the bouncy castle discussion forum.
- Learn from the mistakes that other bouncy castle hire companies have made in the past.
- Get more customers from your listing on this site and our other online directories.
- Make the most of your deductions to offset against tax.
- Proudly display the BIHA logo shield on your business stationery, vans, website, uniforms etc.
- Learn tips from some of the top inflatable hire companies in the UK – for example bouncy castle hire Surrey.
- Another example bouncy castle hire Leicester.
(Official statistics say that 86% to 94% of people looking to hire (e.g a bouncy castle) are more likely to call a company who is a member of a trade organisation – such as the BIHA – Source: Abacus Research 2002 and BMRB 2007).
- Become a true Professional inflatable hire company.
- Access to “experts” in the industry should you need extra help.
- Notification of “used inflatables” for sale, and special offers etc. from manufacturers.
- Discount on your public liability insurance premiums.
- Discount on your Yellow Pages advertising.
- Templates, disclaimers, Terms and Conditions of Hire forms, safety cartoon sheets, Risk Assessments etc. can be downloaded by members 24/7.
- FREE 30-day trial.
- This BIHA website has authority and trust. This means that when we add your web link to the BIHA site – it will help your overall SEO – so you should get more enquiries and bookings.
- The BIHA recommends that you invest in as high quality website as you can afford. Here are some examples of very attractive and professional websites bouncy castle hire Coventry
and here are some more excellent examples of websites in the inflatable hire industry: