Health & Safety

For A Fitness Instructor

Introduction

This leaflet will provide you with the simplest, but most important requirements for Health and Safety for your clients. Ranging from Beginners to Experts, this will help everyone with the basic needs for being an instructor.


Becoming an Instructor.

Eqiupment Induction.

It is a requirement that all Fitness Suite users and instructors must have demonstrated, on a basic level of competency to use the equipment. Most importantly, to minimise the potential injury risks to yourself and other members. The induction will also show you how to use the equipment effectively in order to maximise your training effectiveness to show others.

Client Health Check.

A CHC (Client Health Check), is a key importance in fitness, and working as an instructor you must know if your client has any serious medical health issues or conditions, as this could effect their performance.


Knowing your clients medical history is alos important as this could help them improve their health or cause them some serious mecial problems, for example if one of your client's ahd asthma and the had an asthma attack, an you didn't know of the condition, this could effect both your client and your reputation.

Area Risk Assessment.

A risk assessment is an important step in protecting the users and your business, as well as complying with the law. It helps you focus on the risks that really matter in your workplace - the ones with the potential to cause real harm. In many instances, straightforward measures can readily control risks, for example equipment is fully functional and no breakages are present by promptly checking each piece of equipment thoroughly, and no weights are left about and are kept securely to ensure people do not trip.