Loss control services help manage risk

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The February edition of ClubSolutions Magazine, a publication for health club operators, features an article by Brian Rawlings, national program director for Cincinnati’s fitness, sports and recreation program. He outlines what insurance company loss control representatives look for when they visit health and fitness clubs.


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Slips and falls: Make sure your premises are on par

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In recent years, golf course operators have added services to attract new members and boost revenue. Snack bars, enhanced swimming pool amenities and larger banquet and fitness facilities also increase the potential for slips and falls. Like any business, a golf course should be inspected regularly to identify and reduce hazards. Golf course operators should pay special attention to cart paths and steps leading to tee boxes and other raised playing surfaces. Here are some tips for golf course operators – or any business owner.


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Keeping the ‘health’ in your health club

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People go to the gym to get healthy. Members look for clubs with the right equipment, classes and trainers to help get their heart rate up and break a good sweat. But when users climb down from the elliptical machine or exercise bike, it’s all too easy to forget to wipe it down. Proper cleaning of your equipment and facility is vital to your health club’s business.


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Keep exercise equipment in tip-top shape

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Gym owners demonstrate concern for member safety and well-being by making sure the club offers good, safe equipment.

You employ and train lifeguards for pool safety; make sure weights are re-racked and do not create a trip hazard; clear walkways; and see that treadmills and weight machines receive regular service and maintenance.

Unfortunately, it’s easy to overlook two common pieces of exercise equipment when doing risk assessments and inspections: rubber stability balls and resistance bands. It’s important to evaluate how this equipment could affect member safety.


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Building a better summer camp experience

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Spring is a busy season for parents reserving spots for their children in summer camps and activities, and many health, tennis, racquet and athletic clubs are starting to ramp up for summer. If you are a club owner, you are probably finalizing the types of camps you will offer. Here are some things to consider as you plan.


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