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Implement Workplace Health and Safety Procedures

Manual Handling Most organisations will require its staff to perform a range of manual handling tasks. Manual handling is defined as any activity that involves lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, carrying, …

Housekeeping Practices

Slips, trips and falls are the largest cause of accidents in all workplaces, including those offering fitness services. Generally, simple measures can be taken to reduce the risk of injury. …

Fire and Medical Emergencies

Fire safety is important business. Legislation, regulations and standards require employers to provide proper exits, fire fighting equipment, emergency plans and employee training to prevent fire deaths and injuries in …

Summary

That brings us to the end of week two! This week we looked at implementing procedures so management, staff and clients are in a safe environment.

Emergency Procedures

All business, including those in the fitness industry need to have emergency procedures in place and the first step in doing this is to plan and be prepared for any …

Unsupervised Fitness Facilities and 24/7 Gyms

Many fitness businesses now operate as a 24/7 service for their members, with a significant portion of that time unstaffed – meaning there is no supervision by a qualified fitness …

COVID-19 and the Workplace

Both staff and customer confidence and comfort is essential with their health and wellbeing of paramount importance. A COVID-19 safety plan should be in place to manage risks within fitness …

Safe Guidelines

Exercise Guidelines Exercise Guidelines represent industry standards. These guidelines have been developed to enhance the capacity of exercise professionals and fitness businesses to deliver safe, high quality, client-centered exercise services. …

Adult Pre Exercise Screening System

Personal trainers, fitness instructors and fitness business owners are all too aware of the risks involved in prescribing exercise and the need for a consistent standard of professional practice in …

Workplace Hazards are Preventable

All workplaces have hazards that could pose safety issues or include workplace procedures resulting in situations that also may lead to safety issues. A fitness facility is no different. In …

Fitness Australia Policies and Guidelines

The policies and guidelines are designed to give direction and support to personal trainers, fitness instructors and fitness business owners to meet the nationally recognised fitness industry standards. Exercise Professionals …

Risk Assessment

The following risk assessment can help to identify the potential hazards associated with providing exercise training services. It can be used as a guide to locate hazards in your business …