When members visit you club, unfortunately, there is a chance that they could end up injuring themselves.
In a health club setting, liability risks can stem from four general categories:
- Maintaining safe conditions in all areas that constitute the “premises.” The premises includes areas such as parking lots, locker rooms, courts, exercise areas, and pool areas;
- Providing exercise programs that are appropriate to members’ physical conditions and abilities;
- Instructing and supervising members during exercise sessions; and
- Responding appropriately to accidents and medical emergencies.
IHRSA’s Injury Liability briefing paper contains a wealth of knowledge on each of these areas; it explains how you can use this information to keep your members safe and shield your business from any harmful legal lawsuits.