This thread will act as our ongoing maintenance check list and health and safety reporting system.
This builds on the previous experiences and risk reviews carried out at 9 Gales Gardens
The headline observations were as follows
We need a public risk assessment – one that satisfies the legislation, but one that also means instructors, and trainees understand the risks and what is expected from them.
1) Health of client : in line with current gym management, the client is to assume responsibility for their own health http://crossfitlondonuk.com/2010/09/the-parq-vs-health-commitment-statement/ )
( the original was amended 20th Sept 2010 from:” Clients must have submitted aPARQ, and if need be, been signed off by their doctor or have signed a disclaimer” to all clients to follow the recommendations of their health professionals and take responsibility for their own health)
2) Slippery floor (sweat created, drink spills): Instructors to check area safe, clients to manage and observe during the session.
3) Equipment check: weekly, in-depth check by Crossfit LondonUK officers system to be set up, spotting loose screwsbolts, fraying bands/ropes/buckles, etc. A visual inspection before each session by the instructors as part of warm up. Clients to be aware.
4) Running outside the gym (as part of a WOD): The facility opens on to a road – albeit a quiet one, but a road never the less. Emphasise walking in and walking out.
open the door to right angles, and clients to run towards bethnal green road ( ie turn right). If possible blue gate to be half closed.
6) First aid: A first aider to be on-site when training is taking place.
7) Instructors to hold insurance cover, Crossfit London to take an interest in such cover.
Movement specific warm ups must preceed dense or intense sessions (dense = typical fast CF work out, intense = heavy weight)
9) Client must know the move and be coached. Trainer must offer an adaptation or scaling alternative if required
10) To avoid over-training and possible injury by failure to consentrate, regular trainees must have a week off from training every 12th week (clients to be responsible for monitoring)
11) Trainees must have access to water, and be reminded that they may stop and rest at anytime
12) The dangers of rhabdomyolisis must be emphasized and clients taught to watch for danger signs. Intense eccentric training in dense conditions should not be deployed. (updated 7 August 2012 to include) : no more than 5 negative pull ups in any one session
13) All incidents/suspicions of disrepair, must be written up in comments below
14) A first aid box is required, to be formally checked every quarter by a CrossFit Londonofficer.
15) A member of the group must have an active working mobile phone incase of emergencies.( incase instructor has forgotten their one)
All incidents must be writen up below, and a copy sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. the Name of any individual must be left off the public report here, but be included in the email to Andrew.
on a weekly basis:
All screws on both pull up systems to be checked
1st aid kit audited and restocked ( an audit list will be kept on the cupboard .
Bars to be checked.
Straps of rings and ropes to be checked.
Cleaning is carried out daily.
Risk assesment, we are fairly lucky in that all of our pricesses do not involve fire. never the less rubber mats and plates could, if hot enough, catch light.
1) no naked flames within the building. None are required, and there is no smoking
2) no rubbish storage within the gym. the bin is outside.
3) No flammable liquids to be stored in the gym ( white spirit etc should be be purchased, used and excess disposed off and not stored)
Re escape: we have a front and back fire escape: staff need to pick up the key from the back door to escape from the alley way.
Exits to be kept clear and marked.
Assembly. opposite the gym.