Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any health restrictions?
You can NOT jump if you are;
- Under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs
If any of the following apply, you must seek professional medical advice before jumping and sign a non-standard waiver;
- High blood pressure
- Heart condition
- Suffer from dizziness or epilepsy
- Damage to neck, back, spinal column, legs or eyes
- Medication – if you are taking any form of prescribed medication, please inform us of how this may affect you
Do you use a back up harness?
Yes - this is an essential part of bungee jumping, you should always jump with a back up harness with two seperate connections. The UK Bungee Club use ankle harnesses with a back up waist harness both with seperate connection points to the jumpstation.
What is the BERSA Code?
The BERSA Code of Safe Practice outlines the requirements and guidelines for the safe conduct of Bungee Jumping in the UK. It was compiled and produced over a 14 month period in full consultation with the UK Health and Safety Executive, their safety advisers and other Bungee Jumpers.
The UK Bungee Club conducts all its operations in accordance with the princples laid out in The BERSA Code.
Are you insured?
Yes, we are fully insured and our insurance document is always available to see at our events. If you have any specific questions please contact us.
However we always recommend you have your own satisfactory insurance cover to take part in any form of extreme sports or adventure activities. The UK Bungee Club insurance is for Public Liability and this provides cover for our business’s legal liability to pay damages which result from a negligent act on our part.
What qualifications do your crew have?
All our instructors and senior site staff have recieved rigorous training and sat written and practical exams. All crew training and work experience is logged.
Is your equipment tested?
Yes - all our equipment is independently tested and all certificates are available to view on site.
How do I know its safe?
As with any activity, there are risks involved in participating,
As with any activity, there are risks involved in participating but we try to minimise these as much as possible. Please read a lot of this FAQ's in this section as well our information on the safety page it will help you to understand how we operate and to help to inform you of the risks involved.
On the day of the jump you will go through a process where you will be checked indvidually on a one on one basis by five seperate people before you will be allowed to jump. Throughout the process our crew will explain what it is they are doing, please don't hesitate to speak to them or to speak to the site controller if you have any questions or need any further instruction.