At JumpOrange, clients frequently ask us about inflatable certification. Each state has their own rules and regulations that must be followed in order to legally run an inflatable business in that state. Common questions include “Do you have certified inflatables for my state?” or “When are you getting more certified units?”. In reality, certification is quite the complicated process. We’ll go over some aspects of the certification process here.
Party rental inflatable certification involves a thorough inspection and approval process conducted by regulatory authorities or certified inspectors. Two states known for their strict regulations are Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Pennsylvania’s Amusement Ride Inspection Act and New Jersey’s Carnival and Amusement Ride Safety Act require that inflatable attractions such as bounce houses and slides must meet specific safety standards and guidelines.
Inflatable certification runs the gamut from proper supervision and setup to the flameproof quality and stitching of the vinyl. ASTM standards even scrutinize accessories such as stakes and blowers. These regulations eliminate low quality, unsafe or counterfeit products on the market while allowing only the highest quality products.
Certifications require a wide range of documentation prior to confirmation. For instance, the inflatable product must have the necessary construction specifications for approval and come with a manual stating the safety and set up information. In addition, an engineer must calculate the unit’s wind load. Lastly, a data plate and other evidence must be present to show our product meets ASTM and state requirements. This makes getting certified a long and tedious process. After submitted the needed paperwork, the various governing agencies must review them. Just know we are doing everything in our power to speed this up!
As you can see, getting inflatables certified can take a lot of time and effort. It can seem like a slow process, but it’s worth it to ensure that our products help customers meet state requirements! As we strive to have more units certified, party rental businesses and their customers can rest assured that JumpOrange’s commercial grade inflatables will meet their expectations, both in safety and fun!