Before we talk about how to get started, do you know how Bungee got started?
Bungee Jumping was inspired by the vine jumpers of Pentecost Island in Vanuatu in the Pacific Ocean, where it is understood to be both a rite of passage into manhood, and a fertility rite performed to ensure a good yam harvest. Modern Bungee Jumping began with four simultaneous jumps off the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, England, on the 1st April 1979
We recommend you find a training course that meets or exceeds the standards of one of the main Bungee Organizations. Expect 1-2 weeks of hands on training followed by an apprenticeship. A comprehensive bungee training course includes three general parts (1) Background and Rescue training, (2) Specific bungee and (3) Apprenticeship period.
This is an especially dangerous sport, so be sure to get your qualifications from a trusted source. We may link through and offer a few popular searches, but it is crucial you do your own research. Some countries are more lax than others. And some countries have had accidents that led to tighter rules.
First Aid/CPR is Fundamental. Always have this qualification up to date and maintained with refresher courses. Check the validity for each region you want to work in. Most employers will require a police check or certificate to clear your working with minors relevant to the country of employment.
Support your skills and CV by certifying in Advanced, Paramedic and Rescue First Aid. Or add Rescue Training to your qualifications. Find rescue certifications through a Bungee Association in your region or by contacting your local Police Fire and Rescue Services. Think forward to the environment where you want to work. If you want to bungee over moving water, you should obtain a Swiftwater/Rope Rescue Training certification, for example.
Most countries have a national awarding organisation for award and certification courses and employers will often accept these around the world. If you want to work with particular employer or in a particular location, it’s a good idea check with them before beginning your certifications. Some places may accept people with first aid and provide their own training.
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