Running a small health & fitness business is hard work and it’s important to keep on top of it all. It doesn’t matter what type of health & fitness professional you are, whether a personal trainer, massage therapist or a yoga instructor, not only does the accounting and marketing need to be up to date but it’s important to understand your legal requirements of running a small business.
One such requirement is Occupational Health and Safety.
The NSW Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000 states “an employer must ensure the health, safety and welfare at work of all its employees” and any visitors or contractors to the workplace. This requires business owners to carry out a risk assessment of their workplace to ensure the health and safety of its employees.
Some great Occupational Health and Safety Resources for Personal Training Businesses
If you are starting a small business there are some great resources to help you establish your own Occupational Health and Safety Manual.
Fitness Australia in partnership with RiskLogic has put together some great information on Personal Trainers working in the Australian health & fitness industry.
On the Fitness Australia website they have information on industry Policies & Guidelines. “Fitness industry policies such as the Codes of Practice are in place for fitness businesses and professionals to demonstrate best practice.
The guidelines developed by Fitness Australia are also a great guide for the fitness industry to use when working with clients.” Get a copy of Fitness Australia’s “An Occupational Health and Safety Guide for Fitness Businesses”.