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.