Health & Safety
Please make sure when your child does their gymnastic class that they are dressed in clothing that is not loose or baggy. Shorts, bike pants, leggings and a t/shirt are all suitable.and leotards are recommended but not essential.
Hair must be tied back and no jewellery please (stud earrings permitted). No shoes allowed in the gym and bare feet only. Please keep shoes in the car and please do not leave them where other children can trip over them on the granstand area.
The gymnasium is busy with multiple apparatus being used at one time. Coaches take care to manage spaces and equipment to minimize risk to staff and students. However it is important that the Health and Safety rules of the club are adhered to at all times:
- It is the Parent’s responsibility to supervise their child at all times in the carpark and while seated in the grandstand at gym
- NO gymnast is to leave the building unless under the supervision of a Parent or Caregiver. All gymnasts must wait inside the building to be picked up after class
- NO gymnast is to use any gym equipment unless under the supervision of a coach
- NO Parents or Caregivers are to enter the gym floor at any time unless it is a Pre School Class. Babies and crawlers are the responsibility of the Parent or Caregiver during their session
- For safety reasons, non-enrolled children must remain off the gym floor and stay seated in the grandstand area
- If a gymnast is,for any reason, asked to take time out of class for behaviour reasons, they will be asked to sit out all or part of the session in a safe location where they can be seen by the coach. We will then contact their Parent or Caregiver to come in and have meeting in regards to this behaviour
- Parent interaction with the coach during the session is not permitted unless it is an emergency
- NO flash photography is permitted at any time
- Chewing gum is NOT premitted in the gym
- Runnig iin the gym is not permitted at any time (unless under the instruction of the coach as part of warm up/trainings
- NO excessive noise or rowdiness
- Bathroom visits should be made before the gymnasts session. Should gymnasts require the bathroom during their session, they need to let their coach know
INJUIRES & FIRST AID
Injury can occur during gymnastics and it is a high-risk sport. Coaches use their discretion to determine the difference between a minor and major incident when administering First Aid.
In the case of a minor injury, the coach will take the appropriate First Aid response. After a short rest, the gymnast will continue training or can be taken home by their parent or caregiver.
In the unlikely event of a medical emergency, First Aid will be administered, including requesting an ambulance if needed. If the parent/caregiver is not at the gym when this injury occurs, you will be contacted using the emergency contact information we have on file for you. Your instructions will be followed from that point on.
In the event we are unable to make contact with a parent/caregiver, we will make arrangements to travel to the Accident and Emergency Centre closest to us which is located at Team Medical or Wellington Hospital. A staff member will remain with the gymnast until the parent/caregiver have arrived and been fully briefed.