Our test is based on the Australian standard for trampolines, AS 4989:2015. It covers key structural and safety tests, including:
- structural integrity: how well the trampoline holds up to stress tests on the frame and enclosure
- impact test: how well the padding and enclosure absorb the impact of someone colliding with them; they need to safely absorb the energy of the impact without becoming damaged in the process
- head entrapment hazards, and pinching, crushing or shearing hazards in various components accessible to a child
- marking and safety information.
We also assess how clear and comprehensive the instructions are, how easy the trampoline is to assemble and move around, and how easy it is to enter and exit the enclosure.