To stay safe, always follow the rules and guidelines set. Players should wear loose, comfortable clothing with proper footwear that supports the ankle and avoid physical contact or offensive language during gameplay. It is also essential to be aware of your surroundings and keep your weapon pointed in a safe direction.

General Safety Rules

Common Injuries When Playing Laser Tag

Laser tag is a fun and exciting game that allows players to enjoy the thrill of simulated combat without the dangers of actual firearms. However, like any physical activity, there are risks involved. Common injuries that can occur while playing laser tag include falling and twisting an ankle and accidentally being hit by another player while coming around a corner.

To avoid falling and twisting an ankle, wear proper footwear that provides ankle support. Loose and comfortable clothing that allows movement will make the game more relaxed. Additionally, stretching before and after the game can help prevent injuries.

Accidentally getting hit by another player is also a common injury in laser tag. To avoid this, be aware of your surroundings and keep a safe distance from other players.

Laser tag can pose risks to anyone with heart, pre-existing conditions, or injuries. Players should use their best judgment when deciding whether or not to participate.

Safety Rules in Laser Tag

When playing laser tag, adhere to the safety rules in the arena to avoid accidents and injuries. They are in place for a reason. Here are some standard safety rules enforced in laser tag arenas:

  • Keeping a safe distance from other players: In laser tag, players should maintain a safe distance from each other to avoid collisions and other accidents. Generally, players should keep at least 1 meter from other players. This can minimize physical contact and reduce the chances of accidental collisions.
  • Keeping both hands on the weapon at all times: Our Laser tag guns are designed to be held with both hands. Players should keep both hands on the weapon during gameplay. This will help reduce the chances of accidentally dropping the gun or injuring oneself or others.
  • Proper use of the headset or vest: We have headsets that we can use to enable the upper head location as a new target within our laser tag systems. Please place this only on the head of the body. This is “NOT” used on the neck or any other body part. If unsure, please ask our friendly instructor on the day.

In addition to following the safety rules, players can take other precautions to stay safe while playing laser tag. These may include wearing loose, comfortable clothing that allows easy movement and footwear that provides proper support. Stretching before and after the game can also help minimize the injury risk.

Age Restrictions for Laser Tag

General age requirements: Our general age requirement is six years and older. This is due to the physical and mental needs to play the game safely. Younger children may need more coordination, strength, or understanding of the rules to play laser tag safely.
Outside Of School Hours, care services will need to have staff available to assist children younger than the required age limit.

Proper Attire for Laser Tag

Appropriate clothing should allow for easy movement and comfort during the game while offering some level of protection. Here are some recommendations for what to wear during laser tag games:

  • Loose and comfortable clothes: Wearing loose and comfortable clothes can make moving around during the game easier. Avoid wearing tight clothes or anything that restricts movement.
  • Long-sleeved shirts and pants: Wearing long-sleeved shirts and pants can help protect your skin from scratches and bruises during the game.
  • Closed-toe shoes: It is recommended to wear closed-toe shoes to protect your feet from getting hit or stepped on during the game.

Precautions Before and After Playing Laser Tag

Because laser tag is an exciting and physically demanding game, taking precautions before and after each game is essential to prevent injury and ensure overall health. Here are some precautions to take before and after laser tag games:

Stretching before and after games

Stretching before and after the game can help reduce the risk of injury and soreness. The best stretch is for at least five minutes before and after playing laser tag.

Other precautions that should be taken

Besides stretching, players should also take the following precautions to ensure their safety while playing laser tag:

  • Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water before and after games to avoid dehydration.
  • Eat well: Eating a healthy meal before playing can help provide energy to play and prevent lightheadedness.
  • Avoid playing if injured: If you have an existing injury or health condition, it’s best to consult with a doctor before playing laser tag.
  • Know your limits: Players should avoid overexerting themselves and take breaks if they feel tired or dizzy.
  • Be aware of your surroundings: Be mindful of the playing area’s layout to avoid tripping or running into walls.

General tips for staying healthy while playing

Here are some general tips to stay healthy while playing laser tag:

  • Wash your hands: Keeping your hands clean can help prevent the spread of germs.
  • Wear sunscreen: If playing outdoors, players should wear sunscreen to protect their skin from harmful UV rays.
  • Avoid smoking: Smoking can reduce lung capacity, making it challenging to play laser tag.
  • Get enough rest: Getting enough rest is crucial to staying healthy and energized for the game.

By taking these precautions, players can ensure their safety and overall health while enjoying the excitement of laser tag.

Laser Tag and Medical Conditions

One of the main concerns regarding laser tag is the potential impact on individuals with heart conditions. The game can be quite physically demanding, requiring players to move quickly, duck, and dodge to avoid being hit by opponents. As a result, individuals with heart conditions may be at risk for experiencing chest pain or other cardiac symptoms during the game.

In addition to heart conditions, some other medical conditions and injuries may be affected by laser tag. For example, individuals with ankle or knee injuries may be at risk for further injury if they fall or twist their ankles while playing. Similarly, individuals with respiratory conditions such as asthma may experience difficulty breathing if they run or exert themselves too much during the game. Individuals with pre-existing conditions should consider their limitations and consult a healthcare provider before participating in laser tag.

Many steps can be taken to reduce the risk of injury or complications during laser tag for individuals with pre-existing conditions or injuries. These may include:

  • Consult with a healthcare provider before playing laser tag to discuss any potential risks or limitations.
  • Wear appropriate footwear that provides adequate support for the feet and ankles.
  • Take frequent breaks during the game to rest and catch your breath.
  • Avoid running or exerting yourself too much during the game.
  • Listening to your body and stopping the game if you experience any symptoms or discomfort.

While laser tag can be a fun and exciting activity, individuals must consider their limitations and take steps to reduce the risk of injury or complications.

In summary, laser tag is a fun and exciting game that can be enjoyed safely by players of all ages. With the right attitude and attention to safety, players can enjoy laser tag games without fear of unnecessary risks or injuries. We ask you to take these rules and guidelines seriously.