You May Not Have Done Enough to Train Your Health Club's Staff for Emergency Situations

RSS

You may believe that a day of emergency training is enough, but it is not. The mind goes to odd places in an emergency. You must practice emergencies several times a year with each of your employees—and make those practice sessions as true to life as possible.

When I read last week about the Planet Fitness employee who allegedly would not go into the women’s locker room to help a woman who had collapsed, my initial reaction was likely similar to most of yours: Why didn’t he jump into action right away? Isn’t he trained to do so? Then, I thought back to a situation that occurred many years ago when I was an emergency floor captain in my building. Being an emergency floor captain consisted of going to a one-day training at the Red ...

Club Industry Freemium Content

This content is FREE to access as a registered user on ClubIndustry.com.

Why register for Clubindustry.com? It’s simple and free and here is a sample of what you get:

  • The latest breaking news on club operators, manufacturers and vendors, including mergers and acquisitions and financial reports
  • Insights from Club Industry editors
  • Advice from industry experts on how to improve your business

Already registered? here.

Please or Register to post comments.

What's Behind the Scenes?

Behind-the-Scenes - Get a look behind the magazine--the people the editors talk to, the clubs they visit and the stories they are working on.

Blog Archive