Safety in Fitness Rooms

Consult the Curricular Fitness Activities page for additional information.

To Qualify to Use the Fitness Room
  • For elementary activities, the supervising teacher/coach/intramural supervisor must be on-site.
  • For secondary activities the supervising teacher/coach/intramural supervisor must be in the area.
  • Fitness rooms require an "on-site monitor". Monitors may be educational assistants, retired teachers, parents, co-op students, teacher candidates or trained senior students.
  • Cameras should be installed in all fitness rooms and signage should be posted indicating that cameras are present.
  • Duties of the teacher/coach/intramural supervisor include:
    • checking the pass/tag of all students who enter fitness room;
    • opening and locking the fitness room using procedure established by the school;
    • determining that students are following posted rules and procedures;
    • establishing a procedure to regularly disinfect equipment; and
    • making sure the room is left in proper order.
Rules of Use
  • The minimum number of athletes/students using the fitness room at any given time is two.
  • Suitable clothing and footwear must be worn.
  • All jewelry must be removed prior to exercising.
  • Procedures must be established so that the facility and equipment are inspected by a teacher/coach on a daily basis.
  • A process must be in place so that equipment needing repair is identified, removed from use, and repaired.
  • Any violation of rules may result in some form of sanction being applied (for example, suspension or loss of pass/tag, closure of fitness room).
  • A process must be in place where fitness equipment is disinfected on a regular basis (consult with your school division’s facilities services for appropriate/approved cleaning products).
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