Secondary - Curricular 2023
- This page applies to Aerobics, Circuit Training, etc., using a variety of equipment (for example, chinning bar, stability ball, slides, steps, tubing, medicine ball, balance board and shields).
- Also consult Safety in Fitness Rooms.
- All of the fitness equipment must be appropriate in size and weight for the student.
- All of the fitness equipment must be inspected on a regular basis and be in good repair.
- The electrical equipment must be in good working order.
- Steps and/or slides must be equipped with non-slip tread.
- Tubing/elastic strips must be appropriate for fitness level of participant (for example, proper tension and length).
- Place a utility mat directly below high apparatus (for example, chinning bar, peg board).
- If using free weights, consult Weight Training.
- Students may use personal audio devices with headphones after initial instruction on any equipment that does not require a spotter or ongoing instruction, or when students do not need to be aware of their external surroundings (for example, traffic on streets). The personal audio device must not pose a safety hazard (for example, headphone cord length).
- No exposed jewellery is permitted with the exception of soft/flexible bands on fitness monitors.
- To provide free flow of motion, allow adequate space between fitness activities, equipment and walls/doors.
- Limit activities on stages to those that are stationary (for example, tubing, chinning bar, stretching).
- Fitness room/weight room must be locked when unsupervised.
- Consult Safety in Fitness Rooms, for safety precautions when using non-gym areas.
- Teachers must do a safety check ‘walk through’ in order to identify potential problems prior to initial use of route or course.
- Teachers must outline to the students the route or course (for example, notice of areas to approach with caution) before the start of the run.
- Teachers must determine that students are not crossing busy intersections unless directly supervised.
Indoor Running - Use of Hallways and Stairs
- At turnaround or end points, designate a safety or slow down zone (for example, using pylons).
- Designate a safety zone (for example, using pylons) for all doors that open out into the hall.
- Where school hallways or stairways are used for fitness training, appropriate safety measures must be in place:
- hallway protrusions must be clearly marked
- inform appropriate staff members of times and locations of fitness training
- no running to take place where showcases presents a hazard
- hall double doors have to be secured open
- monitors must be positioned at corners
- floor surface must be dry and provide good footing
- stairways must have a railing
- students must be instructed on safety procedure for running stairs (for example, one step at a time, blind spots, spatial awareness, using railings for balance, maintaining body control, respect for personal space)
- Use proper progression of activities:
- muscle strength/endurance
- peak work
- cool down
- Students must be matched with students of similar weight, height and skill level.
- Where fitness equipment is being used, (for example, stationary bicycle, medicine ball, chinning bar, tubing) students must be instructed in, and demonstrate competency in, the proper use of the equipment before using it independently.
- Stress correct body alignment for injury prevention.
- Permit students to work at personal levels of intensity (for example, students who can make responsible decisions related to low-impact to high-impact and low-intensity to high-intensity).
- Resistance training for the development of endurance can be done emphasizing high repetitions, low weights.
- A process must be in place to regularly disinfect equipment.
- A process must be in place where equipment needing repair is identified and removed from use.
- There is a minimum of 2 students in the fitness room at any one time.
On-site supervision is required for initial instruction and use.
In-the-area supervision after initial instruction.
Note: Intramural/Club situations require in-the-area teacher supervision (even in situations where an outside instructor is present).
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