The most common life-threatening emergencies found in health clubs include, but are not limited to, Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and Stroke. This section will address standards and guidelines addressed by the American Heart Association and its Chain of Survival.
NON LIFE-THREATENING EMERGENCIES
Non life-threatening injuries are the most common types of incidents found in health clubs. These types of injuries include cuts, bruises, sprains, etc. This section will address standards and guidelines established by the American Red Cross and its First Aid techniques.
Power outages can happen unexpectedly and for a wide variety of reasons. To protect clients, club staff must be prepared to handle a power outage. This section, used in addition to the Emergency Evacuation section, will address the proper protocol for handling a power outage.
While bomb threats are not a common occurrence in health clubs, it is important to be prepared. Since many health clubs are found in commercial shopping zones they may be located near potential bomb threat targets. This section, used in addition to the Emergency Evacuation section, will cover protocol for dealing with a bomb threat.
In the event of emergencies such fire, bomb threats, power outages, etc., the facility would need to be evacuated. This section addresses national standards and protocol for evacuating a facility for any of the previously mentioned scenarios.