Before and after a session at the gym you will go to the locker room to fetch the rest of your gear. It is more than likely you will need to change into your gym gear before your session and change back into regular clothes afterwards. By having your own locker you can put everything safely inside it to be locked away until you return.
The last thing you’d expect to experience in a locker room would be an accident. It’s true that gym locker room accidents are rather rare. However this doesn’t mean there is never any chance of anything going wrong. It’s just that for the most part, the owners of gyms both small and large take every possible step to prevent any kinds of accident from happening.
So what could happen to lead to gym locker room accidents occurring?
Lockers should always be safely installed. For example if you were to open the top locker there should be no danger of an entire column of lockers coming down on top of you. Improper installation could potentially lead to injuries for anyone who uses those lockers.
In another situation that could potentially occur, the flooring in the locker room could also present a potential hazard. It should be cleaned regularly so there is no danger of any spillages causing any accidents. However once mopped there should be proper signage put out (you’re probably familiar with those yellow warning signs) and this should mean there is ample time to make sure the floor dries and everyone is safe from slipping over.
Staying safe while using a gym locker room
As we have already discovered, very few accidents will ever be likely to occur when the locker room is kept safe. Risk assessments should be done regularly to make sure there is no danger of anyone being hurt. These will identify the potential for people to be injured because of risks associated with these rooms.
While the odds of being injured are indeed small, accidents can still potentially happen in locker rooms at the gym. Call Accident Advice Helpline if you have been hurt in this situation. You will stand a chance of getting the no-obligation advice that could lead to a compensation claim in the near future. Just call us on 0800 689 0500 so you can find out more details right now.
Date Published: September 1, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead