Safety and Wet Weather
Safety when Playing Laser Tag
The term “laser tag” was coined back in the 1970s after the original Star Wars movie and became part of the vernacular with the subsequent popularity of indoor laser tag. However, despite the name, there are no “lasers” in our LaserBlasters! Instead, our Blasters emit invisible and harmless infrared light from Infrared light-emitting diodes (known as LEDs).
These LEDs are found in most households, because they are used in TV remote control systems and for many remote controlled toys. They are essentially small light bulbs which emit invisible infrared light over a narrow bandwidth.
There is no need for googles or special eye safety equipment.
Lasertag is also a non-contact activity and this is the way most players want to play! Our crew will warn players involved in overly rough play – games can get dangerous if common sense safety measures are ignored. We always require an adult to be present at all times during the game to ensure that the our Crew’s instructions are adhered to.
Prior to the event, you should survey the area of your chosen location. Please check for, and if necessary, remove any tripping hazards and demarcate any areas unsafe for play. Steps or staircases should be marked as out-of-bounds. Since the laser tag games are often very fast, with lots of physical activity, there is a possibility of injury. Players may slip, trip or fall.
We always carry a first aid kit with us, but you will be required to administer any first aid to players.
We recommend that all players wear covered shoes, runners or sand shoes.
For your peace of mind and the safety of your children, all our crew who are over the age of 18 are required to have valid Working With Children Certification.
Playing in Wet Weather
When the weather is poor, safety is our main priority.
Our equipment is water resistant, and there is no danger of electrical shocks. However, lightning, heavy rain, slippery conditions and poor visibility can make play dangerous.
- Safety is our Priority – we pause the game for thunder, lightning, heavy rain or slippery conditions.
- Light rain or intermittent drizzle is generally fine (and kids seem to love playing in the rain) – the show can go on!
- Our crew will automatically extend your session if rain interrupts play.
- We aim to be as flexible as possible, but the full fee is payable once we have departed for your event.
- If rain is forecast, you can postpone your session by calling us at least 3 hours before your event starts. The earlier the better!