As a health club operator, you have a responsibility to keep your members safe. But this means more than cleaning up slippery areas and making sure equipment is in proper working order. You need to protect them from threats that may come from other members.
Health clubs are a unique environment. Even clothing stores with fitting rooms don’t have the types of challenges health clubs have when it comes to protecting the safety of customers. People work out in athletic attire that allows them to move freely and avoid overheating. Members are especially vulnerable in locker rooms and showers. Club owners have to make sure members are protected from invasions of privacy and associated risks, including the threat of sexual predators in your club.
It’s a difficult subject to talk about, but ignoring the issue is irresponsible. Sexual predators who have been convicted and listed on official sex registries may find their way into your health club. This can be a serious risk for your members.