ACC and ExerciseNZ combine to reduce gym accidents
The Accident Compensation Corporation and the Exercise Association of New Zealand (ExerciseNZ) have partnered together to focus on reducing accident rates and costs in the gym and fitness industry.
With ACC having earlier this year advised that it was noting a rise in injuries among people exercising in gyms, the partnership is to undertake research in order to identify what is driving these issues.
To help the industry manage risk, ExerciseNZ is also releasing a number of tools to exercise professionals to help ensure they get the basics right - everything from a resource for understanding the basics of health and safety through to pre-screening tools for exercise professionals and exercise facilities to use with clients (pre-screening is one essential process to ensure any potential contra-indicated activities for an individual are identified early).
Access to the pre-screening forms (and comprehensive supporting guide) is currently available free to any exercise professionals registered with REPs New Zealand.
Click here to view the best practice guide for understanding health and safety.
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8th February 2018 - Accident Compensation Corporation notes rise in gym-related injuries
1st October 2017 - Unsupervised 15-year-old dies after gym accident
26th July 2017 - New Zealand’s fitness promotion needs to move beyond slogans
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