This blog will explain how to answer the complicated Health and Safety worksheet assignment inside the Level 2 Gym Instructor Course.
- This is a complex question, with a simple answer
- There are 4 tasks in the worksheet that ask you to apply your knowledge from the health and safety worksheet
- Watch the clear 10-minute step-by-step Video Tutorial
- Explore how to identify hazards and complete a Risk Assessment in a gym environment
- Understand how to complete a gym maintenance checklist based on the image provided
- Identify the key content needed in a gym handover letter
- How to answer the question in your own words
- Three Example Mock Questions about Health and Safety as a Gym Instructor
This is a complex question, with a simple answer
If you are stuck on this health hand safety worksheet, you are not alone, this question is undoubtedly the most confusing question in the Level 2 Gym Instructor Worksheets.
When I hear from a learner “my worksheets are going fine, I’m just stuck on one question”… I know it will be this question.
In fact its an “assignment” at the back of the health and safety worksheet, that contains 4 tasks. These tasks ask you to apply your knowledge about health and safety in situations relevant to a gym environment.
Some of the imagery can be hard to see so I explain what is in the images to help you complete this easily and in your own words 🙂
The 4 tasks in the Health and Safety Worksheet
- Identify four hazards in the image below (circle as appropriate)
- Choose one of the hazards identified in task 1 and complete a risk assessment:
- Identifying the five stages of a risk assessment.
- Relate them to the identified hazard.
- Explain how the risk of the hazard can be eliminated or reduced.
- Complete a maintenance checklist identifying the faulty equipment from the image
- Complete a written handover to pass onto the next fitness instructor on shift. In addition to the faulty equipment, you need to make him/her aware of:
- An induction that is booked in at 11am.
- A class that has been cancelled at 10.30am.
- What has and has not been cleaned during your shift.
Watch the 10 min video tutorial: Health and Safety Worksheet
Task 1: Identify four hazards in the image (circle as appropriate)
Take a look at the image, and circle the four hazards. To get started, look for the following:
- Obstacles on the floor,
- poor lifting technique,
- trailing wires
- a cup of water that may cause a spillage
Most learners will be using a digital LAP ( Learner Achievement Portfolio) which means you’ll need to find a way to edit the document to allow you to circle the hazards. Using a word document is easiest as you are able to “insert a shape” and select a”circle” icon, then change the “colour fill settings” so that the middle is clear and you are left with an outline of a circle. Place this over each of your hazards and click save.
If this causes technical issues, then I usually suggest you draw it on your physical LAP and then take a photo and embed this into your LAP, or email it as an attachment.
If you are handwriting your LAP, this is obviously much easier as you can circle directly on the sheet.
Task 2: Choose one of the hazards identified in task 1 and complete a risk assessment.
This contains a table, whereby the first column refers to the 5 stages of a risk assessment. These are the same five stages as you’d do in any risk assessment.
The 5 stages of a risk assessment are:
- Identify the hazards
- Decide who might be harmed
- Evaluate the risks and decide on precautions
- Record the findings and implement them
- Review the assessment and update as required
The second column is for your risk assessment of the image shown in task one. You take one of the hazards that you identified (i.e. trailing wires) and follow the 5risk assessment steps to answer what you’d do in this situation. Check out the video to learn how this would work for you.
Task 3: Complete a maintenance checklist identifying the faulty equipment from the image
This question shows an image of a treadmill that has a fraying or faulty wire. Plus there is a table whereby you complete a maintenance checklist based on this damaged treadmill.
If you were working as gym instructor and noticed this fault on your daily checks, what would you do?
Essentially the first few rows you cant answer. The wire is damaged so you can’t check the display, or belt, or buttons. Therefore yo can write N/A in the first column for these as you weren’t able to check them.
In the row that states “Cable free from damage,” you will write NO. And then answer the questions on that row explaining how you’d put the machine as “out of order” and inform the duty manager.
Task 4: Complete a written handover to pass on to the next fitness instructor on shift.
This task is asking you to summarise key items in a pleasant letter to another staff member at the gym.
Start with a friendly greeting (and make up a name). ie. “Hi Joe, I hope you have a great shift ahead”.
Then continue to write the letter highlighting some key points
- The faulty treadmill
- An induction is booked at 11 am (i.e. with Mr Smith)
- A class (i.e. circuit class) has been cancelled at 10.30 am.
- What has and has not been cleaned during your shift? (ie I’ve cleaned all CV equipment but no Resistance machines)
Then sign off the letter in a nice friendly way, and include your name.
This is a quick friendly note so it does have to be complex or highly detailed.
How to answer the question in your own words?
Make sure you offer the right amount of information to fulfil the marks required.
The above video outlines everything you need to complete this health and safety worksheet assignment and all 4 tasks. I have extracted this question from the Level 2 Gym Instructor LAP by Active IQ, however this may vary for other awarding bodies, new syllabus and different training providers, so read the question carefully. Make sure you answer the question you are asked in your LAP.
I hope this video and blog helped you to complete this with clarity and confidence
Level 2 Gym Instructor: Health and Safety Mock Questions:
Q1. Which of the following is NOT considered as a hazard?
A. Poor lifting technique
B. Liquid spillages
C. A clear and easily accessible fire exit
D. Obstacels on the floor
Q2. What is the second step of the risk assessment stages, following “identify the hazard”
A. Review the assessment and update as required
B. Decide who might be harmed
C. Report to a duty manager
D. Ignore the hazard and wait for someoen else to notice
Q3. Why are daily mainetenace checks completed in a gym environment ?
A. As a paper-based task to pass time
B. To show that gym instructors are doing their job
C. To show you have ticked each box regardless of the actual equipment status
D. To identify damages and hazards that may cause injury to clients and staff, or contribute to further damage later
Answers to the mock questions are :
Question 1= C, Question 2 = B, Question 3 = D
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