In order that injuries and/or accidents can be minimized, the following evaluation needs to be addressed and taken into taken into consideration prior to use, by both coaches and/or the user:
- Who might be harmed?
- Advice given or taken for controlling the risk?
- Further Control Measures?
- Finger, hair entrapment?
- Users and on-lookers should be warned about putting fingers in or around the flywheel, near pulleys and ropes. [A warning notice is already posted on the SwimFast Ergometer flywheel]
- Users and on-lookers should be warned about the possibility of being struck by the moving ropes or hands.
- On-lookers must stay clear and out of the ‘no go’ [safe working] area and from the immediate vicinity of Ergometer.
- Users must use appropriate resistance.
- Instruction should be given by a coach or responsible overseer or caution taken by the user, so as not to over exert themselves. It is better to start with a low resistance level and build up both with regard to familiarity of exercise and in the use of the SwimFast Ergometer.
- Lifting and handling advice and training given when moving the Ergometer.
Exercise Induced Stress
- Users and or coaches must not pressure other users when using the SwimFast Ergometer.
- Caution with regard to over extending the exercise intensity or exercise duration and should be used- especially when not familiar with the SwimFast Ergometer.
- Skin abrasions / blisters may occur – especially when new to the Trainer.
- If these occur consult your physician or healthcare professional.
Slips and Trips
- All to ensure floors are suitable, to locate the SwimFast Ergometer.
- Ensure that there are no items of equipment lying around that could lead to a trip.
- Ensure other training activities are kept at a distance.
Falling Off Ergometer
- Users Training in technique and balance given, beginners observed at all times.
- Users to ensure all adjustments, nuts and bolts are secure and functional prior to exercise. The Golden rule is: Always proceed with caution, until fully familiar with both the nature of the exercise and the SwimFast Ergometer itself.