Bungy jumping turns 25 today


Bungy jumping reaches quarter of a century

Bungy jumping turns 25 today and, during that time, it's estimated that at least 4.5 million people around the world have taken a jump. The first version of AS/NZS 5848 Code of practice for bungy jumping was published in 1990, a second version followed in 1992, and the current version in 2000. The standard specifies and gives guidance on the site and site approval, the design, testing and approval of equipment, the management of the operation, the operating procedures, the emergency provisions and procedures, and registration of operating staff of a bungy jumping operation.