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FITREC introduces transparency and accountability feature for registered professionals
Fitness registration body FITREC has introduced a new feature to enhance transparency and accountability among personal trainers with the addition of a ‘Report This Profile’ link on its website.
When registered with FITREC, professionals are given a publicly visible profile that displays all their learning and experience. Also including references from industry peers, related achievements, videos and images, the result is, according to FITREC Managing Director Dennis Hosking, “a profile that provides the greatest possible insight into any industry professional.”
Based on consultation with FITREC’s network, the new Report This Profile process is available to employers, clients and allied health professionals to highlight an inaccuracy or concern on a professional profile that warrants closer inspection.
Hosking explains “this is a level of accountability never before seen in our fitness industry.”
Outlining how it will work, Hosking advises that when an issue is raised “in the first instance, we’ll contact the person who has made the report to confirm the details and ensure we have a complete understanding.
“Depending on the report, we will request further details from the professional.
“Resolution may require an edit to the profile or in an extreme case of misrepresentation, the professional will be removed from the FITREC register.
“Once the matter has been investigated and resolved, the person who made the report will be notified of the outcome.”
The process is open to anyone that has reason to believe that information contained on a FITREC profile is inaccurate or warrants closer inspection.
Hosking cites that the process might be used by employers to confirm whether a professional has worked in a particular facility or to question a professional’s references. Clients or allied health professionals may question a trainer’s capacity for giving specific advice.
Hosking maintains that, at all times, the privacy of the person that has made the report will be maintained.
He concludes “recognising that fitness registration is entirely optional, I encourage everyone to acknowledge the commitment of those that voluntarily opt for this level of accountability.”
For more information go to www.fitrec.com.au
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