Posts Tagged ‘Amusement Rental Safety’

Rain Plan

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Rainy Day

In Colorado you never know what the weather is going to be like. One day it is 85 and sunny and the next it is 38 with a chance of snow – especially in the fall!  All of the work you put into your outdoor event can be ruined by one weather report.  Instead of checking the weather every hour the week leading up to your event, focus on making a Plan B.  It may be tempting to just push your event back a couple of days, but sometimes it isn’t that simple.

While you are in the process of planning your event, ask about weather policies and what the options are for bad weather.  Generally if you start the conversation early and know your options, you will have a better ability to come up with solutions to weather related issues.

Before you make any changes, check with your vendors and venue.  Ask their opinion, as they may have a simple solution for weather or can help you come up with one. Many outdoor venues may also have an indoor option that you can switch to.

If you do decide you would rather reschedule your event there are a few things to keep in mind.  Make sure you survey for what date works best.  It is important to talk to your venue, guests, and vendors before confirming a new date and time.  The items and location you wanted may already be booked on the day you are looking to reschedule, so it is important to be flexible.  Guests will understand if you have to change venues due to weather, but make sure you give them plenty of time to adjust their schedules.

When making a rain plan or moving event dates it is important to be decisive.  To avoid guest’s confusion about the event details, it is key to make a decision and stick to it.  You do not want to be scrambling to change things the day of the event because you were not sure if you wanted to make the changes.

Safe Inflatables

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Fun Productions' Inflatables at play

Did you know that at Fun Productions, Inc we consider safety to be extremely important? 

We have always exceeded the safety standards and manufacturer recommendations for safety.  It is this commitment to the highest standards that has made it possible for Fun Productions to be honored to say that we have never in our 12 years of renting inflatables had a major injury or accident. 

Not only do we research and train using the industry recognized safety guidelines, we are on the forefront of setting safety standards in Colorado.  We have testified before the Senate and have sat on committees to help define some ways that operators can safely provide amusement devices for special events. 

As a customer of inflatable devices please check that your operator is doing the following to insure that you will have a Fun and safe experience;

~Is the provider a licensed business in your state and/or city?

*Do they have a business license registered with the state?

*Do they have a sales tax license?

*Are the people who are setting up your event employees with Worker’s Comp and Unemployment Benefits or are they illegally paid under the table? If they are sub-contractors they may not be getting the proper training and they may not have any sense of liability.

~Is the provider insured? 

*They should have property, auto, work comp, unemployment and most importantly liability insurance with at least a million dollars of coverage.

~Do they address proper set-up? 

*Inflatables must be staked or weighted properly. If your provider does not address these issues you are putting yourself, your children and your guests at serious risk.

*Have they discussed power needs with you? Insufficient power may cause the unit to deflate and cause injury or accidents.

*Make sure the inflatable vendor includes a written guideline of all the rules, safety standards, wind limits, and weighting requirements.

There has been so much recent press about the risks, it is important for all of us here at Fun Productions to make sure our treasured clients know that we are committed to keeping you safe.