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shield the clubs ftom liability, but we also require club staff members to be CPR
qualified. Some clubs are now purchasing automated external defibrillators. Their
use in emergencies is covered by a federal “Good Samaritan statute, so they don’t
present an additional liability risk to the clubs.
The nursery/daycare exposure is an important one that our program covers. Most
health clubs have areas in wtiich children are watched while their parents exercise.
The dubs usually are not required to be licensed as daycare facilities, since the
chIldren generally are not kept for more than a couple of hours, and their parents
are on premises. Nevertheless, we need to obtain detailed information about such
mailers as how many children are typically present at onetime, how many staff
people or volunteers are watching them, how these people have been screened,
whether the attendants have CPR and first-aid training, etc.
The application is quite detailed. In addition to the information cited above, it
requests specifics on the maintenance of equipment, the use of signage to indicate
the proper use of equipment and off-limit areas, a breakdown of receipts for the
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2014 for the course RMI 2101 taught by Professor Gary during the Fall '10 term at Temple.
- Fall '10