Are you ready to become a member of the Partysafe community?
Our members are committed to raising consumers' awareness on the safety of their products and the environment. They also comply with a Code of Conduct which mirrors our guide on handling balloons safely and responsibly.
To become part of the Partysafe community, you must have both:
a business registered either as a sole trader or limited company
more than 50% of your work involves use of balloon & party products
All of our members are responsible for educating consumers on ‘best practice’. If your application to become a PartySafe member is successful, you must commit to raising awareness of best practices so that your consumers are aware of how to use products safely and responsibly. The participation of our members on educating consumers on ‘best practice’ is crucial to maintaining the credibility and positive image of our industry.
Spread good practices
Once you become part of the Partysafe community, you also become responsible for educating consumers on the following:
All children under the age of 8 should be supervised and not left alone. Balloons that burst can present a choking hazard and should be disposed immediately.
Use a balloon pump
We recommend that you provide your costumers with a balloon pump. It removes unnecessary risks from a popping balloon or a loud experience close to their ears. You should also advise on using a pump to speed things up a little. It's a good investment.
Sell weighed balloons
We recommend that you sell helium filled balloons with a weight and a string attached. This prevents the balloon from flying away in case it's accidentally released - which is an act of littering. Some councils have banned releasing of balloons on their land.
Don't let go!
You should not undertake or support balloon releases. It's not good for the environment and will make you feel better if you do your bit for the environment.
Consumers should be made aware that most balloons, which are latex, carry a risk of causing latex allergies. Although most adults with a latex allergy may be aware of this, consumers should be vigilant for the signs of any allergies - especially around children whom may not be aware.
Dispose of balloons properly
Please advise consumers on how to dispose of balloons safely and properly, simply by cutting the end of the balloon with a pair of scissors and putting it into the bin.