Venue: Sports Hall  

Instructor Qualification:

In house training with assessment by Senior Instructor

Ratio: 1 Instructor to 8 participants

Equipment:

  • Checks: Logged monthly inspections will be carried out.
  • Equipment will be checked by instructor when setting up and putting away.

Pre-session:

All equipment to be set up, or checked by the instructor responsible for the session.

  • Equipment in good condition and fully functional.
  • Safe practices observed when setting up.
  • Ensure the area is clear.

Session

Instructor responsibilities

  • To assess the needs and aims of the group, including consideration of medical issues.
  • To pass on safety information, as appropriate.
  • To ensure appropriate manual handling.
  • To ensure that equipment is used correctly and the activity is carried out safely.

Group Supervision

  • Instructor to maintain an awareness of the whole group, involving visiting staff in this.
  • Instructor to stress that safety whilst on the equipment Is their main responsibility and that group control is the responsibility of visiting staff members.

Activity Equipment:

  • Harnesses must be correctly fitted in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions and checked by instructor before the participant leaves the ground.
  • Appropriate sizing and fitting is crucial and is the instructor’s responsibility.

Clothing:

  • Ensure appropriate clothing and footwear is worn.
  • Where necessary ensure that baggy clothing is tucked away, long hair is tied back and sharp objects are removed from pockets.
  • Advise participants that wearing jewellery is not recommended.

End of session:

  • Equipment to be put away, unless other arrangements have been made.
  • When equipment is to be left out (e.g. for following session) steps should be taken to prevent tampering or unsupervised use.
  • As when setting up instructor must observe safe practice and take care with equipment.
  • Faults:  Faulty equipment should be removed from service. Fault should be logged (staffroom whiteboard / checksheet) and made good as soon as possible.

THE INSTRUCTOR HAS FINAL SAY IN DECIDING WHETHER OR NOT A SESSION TAKES PLACE AND IN WHAT MANNER IT IS CARRIED OUT