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Robust health and safety measures in place

For immediate release

10 October 2016

Mega Air Trampoline Arena has robust health and safety measures in place

Statement from Matthew Haselden, Owner and Director of Mega Air Trampoline Arena:
Mega Air Trampoline Arena has robust health and safety measures in place. Every customer is required to follow rigorous safety precautions and take part in a safety induction, which includes viewing a health and safety video. There are also between 5 and 11 jump guards plus a duty manager; supervising the facility at all times with senior jump guards certified St John first aiders. Real-time video footage allows staff to watch, review and assess safety at all times.

Mega Air Trampoline Arena, which is New Zealand’s biggest trampoline centre, opened in Carmen Rd, Hei Hei, on August 16 this year. Since then, more than 31,000 people have visited the trampoline park in seven weeks since opening.

“We are very upset that this injury has occurred and we have been in regular contact with the boy’s father to offer support,” Matthew Haselden said. “What happened last week appears to have been a freak accident.”

“As part of our process, we contacted WorkSafe NZ who visited our site last week and advised Mega Air that the foam pit, in which the injury took place, met its health and safety requirements and can re-open,” Haselden said.

However, as per plans set out three months ago, the foam pit will be replaced with an air bag this week, which is why the foam pit is currently closed.

During the development of the centre, a large part of $1 million was spent ensuring the facility was safe for public use. Over $500,000.00 has been used to put specific health and safety measures in place.

Before opening, a full compliance test was carried out by Consulting Engineers from NZ.

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