Event sponsors should consider the following factors when deciding which inflatable is appropriate for an event.

  • Bounce houses are never acceptable at events on University property, unless the Risk Management and Insurance grants an exception.
  • Inflatable obstacle courses may not include water slides.
  • There should be a very low likelihood that participants can collide with each other.
  • Preparing to participate in the inflatable should be quick and easy.  It should not take a lot of time to put on protective gear or strap into harnesses.
  • There should be no loose buckles or exposed metal pieces that can come into contact with participants.
  • The goal of participating should not be to engage in competitive physical contact with other participants.
  • Participation should include only a minimal amount of leaving the inflatable surface.