Think of a gym and you think of fit and healthy people exercising on a regular basis. You think of people attending classes so they can improve on this part of their lives. You might also think of people who work in this capacity as gym staff. You might even be such a person, working as a trainer or other member of staff at a gym on a daily basis.
Whatever the case may be, you want to avoid gym staff accidents that could result in you sustaining one or more injuries during your working day. You might think you would be more likely to suffer an injury if you were working in the capacity of a gym instructor. However in truth anyone working at a gym could suffer an accident depending on the situation they find themselves in.
Preventing accidents from occurring in the first place
Prevention is always going to be the best way to make sure you don’t run into any problems of this kind. Your employer should make sure they assess the workplace and perform as many risk assessments as is necessary. These will help people remain safe with as little chance of suffering an accident as possible.
For example, they will identify any potential dangers associated with gym equipment. These dangers can then be mitigated, usually through proper use and regular maintenance. Similarly cleaners will be trained on how to perform their duties so the premises remain clean and safe at all times. Use of warning signs to indicate wet and potentially dangerous floors are just one example of this.
Preventing gym staff accidents
Clearly prevention is always going to be the best solution. However there are times when accidents can still occur. When this is the case there could potentially be a chance of a member of staff suffering an injury that causes them considerable problems. If that injury can be proven to have been someone else’s fault, there is a heightened chance that compensation could eventually be paid out to them.
Accident Advice Helpline has extensive experience of handling all manner of claims relating to people who have been injured at work. If you have had an experience like this, don’t hesitate to call us on 0800 689 0500. Our friendly staff can advise you on the likelihood of receiving compensation if you have been injured while at work.
Date Published: September 1, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead