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May 21, 2012 - With input of suppliers, inspectors, operators, and consumers, Trampoline Court Task Group developed ASTM WK35776, New Practice for the Design, Manufacture, Installation, Operation, Maintenance, Inspection, and Major Modification of Trampoline Courts. Jeff Platt, chairman of International Association of Trampoline Parks, called this standard "key to providing an enjoyable participatory experience" for guests and is pleased with the group's dedication and commitment.

ASTM Amusement Rides Committee Focuses on Trampoline Park Safety

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Press release date: May 16, 2012

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.-Trampoline parks are one of the fastest growing segments of the attractions industry. In the last year, the popularity of trampoline parks has risen dramatically and new facilities are opening almost weekly. Stakeholders, recognizing this growth, have come together to develop an ASTM standard practice for this unique attraction.

At the ASTM Committee F24 on Amusement Rides and Devices' global safety standards meeting last fall, Subcommittee F24.60 on Special Rides and Attractions met with trampoline park stakeholders and representatives of the International Association of Trampoline Parks to establish a special task group. This Trampoline Court Task Group, led by Phil Slaggert, president of Amusement Evaluation and Testing, included the input of suppliers, inspectors, operators and consumers to develop ASTM WK35776, New Practice for the Design, Manufacture, Installation, Operation, Maintenance, Inspection and Major Modification of Trampoline Courts.

"Members of the IATP have been involved with the standard development for trampoline courts since the first informational meeting," says Jeff Platt, chairman of the International Association of Trampoline Parks. "The publication of an effective standard for trampoline courts is key to providing an enjoyable participatory experience for our guests."

"I am extremely pleased with the dedication and commitment the task group members have shown," notes Slaggert. "The amount of time this group has volunteered to develop an effective standard for trampoline courts is amazing."

The task group has just completed its work on a draft standard that has been sent to Committee F24 for vote and comment. The task group meets every Thursday via WebEx, ASTM's Web-based collaborative and conferencing resource. The next trampoline court task group in-person meeting will be held July 18-19 at Xtreme Trampolines in Buffalo Grove, Ill. All interested stakeholders are invited to attend.

"The task group's efforts are an example of F24's unique capability to respond expeditiously to a safety standard need identified by the marketplace," says Jim Seay, chairman of F24 and president of amusement rides designer and manufacturer Premier Rides. "With more than 600 members who are passionate about safety, F24 has the ability to focus the highest level of safety expertise on any global issue."

The next ASTM Committee F24 meeting will be held Oct. 18-20 in Reno, Nev., and will be open to all with an interest in safety and a desire to contribute to amusement industry standards. Additional information for prospective members can be found at

A photograph is available to accompany this release. Contact Leonard Morrissey ( for a copy.

ASTM Committee F24 on Amusement Rides and Devices was formed in 1978. F24 meets twice a year, usually in February and October, with more than 150 members from around the world attending several days of technical meetings. The committee, with current membership of more than 600 global members, currently has jurisdiction over 17 standards, which are published in multiple languages in the Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Volume 15.07. These standards continue to play a pre-eminent role in all safety aspects important to amusement rides and devices.

ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions.

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ASTM Committee F24 Next Meeting: Oct. 18-20, 2012, Reno, Nev. Technical Contact: Philip Slaggert, Amusement Evaluation and Testing, Hobe Sound, Fla., Phone: 561-758-3266;

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