SAFETY AND RISK AWARENESS
Rhythmic Gymnastics and other activities that take place in BCRSGF member clubs involve the risk of injury. The information contained in the Safety and Risk Awareness section of this website is intended to inform you of the risks, dangers and hazards that you may encounter while in a gymnastics club, and help you to stay safe while enjoying these activities. Whether you are a participant in these activities or a parent or guardian of a minor participant, please take the time to familiarize yourself with the Safety and Risk Awareness information on this website.
EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY – ASSUMPTION OF RISKS
Participation in rhythmic gymnastics activities and the use of rhythmic gymnastics equipment involves various risks, dangers and hazards. It is a condition of your use of the premises and facilities and your participation in these activities that you assume all risk of personal injury or property loss resulting from any cause whatsoever, including negligence, breach of contract, or breach of any duty of care on the part of the rhythmic gymnastics club management or facility operator. Your legal responsibility as a user of the rhythmic gymnastics’ facilities or participant in activities at the rhythmic gymnastics facility is explained in the form below.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS, ASSUMPTION OF RISKS AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT
There are many potential risks when individuals participate in rhythmic gymnastic activities The Participant is participating voluntarily in the Activities. In consideration of that participation, the Parties hereby acknowledge that they are aware of the risks, dangers and hazards and may be exposed to such risks, dangers, and hazards. The risks, dangers and hazards include, but are not limited to:
– Contracting COVID-19 or any other contagious disease.
– Privacy breaches, hacking, technology malfunction or damage.
– Executing strenuous and demanding physical techniques and exerting and stretching various muscle groups.
– Vigorous physical exertion, strenuous cardiovascular workouts, and rapid movements.
– The failure to properly use any piece of equipment or from the failure of any piece of equipment or apparatus.
– Failure to follow instructions or rules.
– Serious injury to virtually all bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons, and other aspects of the Participant’s body or to the Participant’s general health and well-being.
– Abrasions, sprains, strains, fractures, or dislocations.
– Concussion or other head injuries, including but not limited to, closed head injury or blunt head trauma.
– Physical contact with other participants, spectators, equipment, and hazards.
– Collisions with walls, any gymnastics apparatus, floors, or mats.
– Falling, tumbling, or hitting any gymnastics apparatus, the floor, mats, or other surfaces.
– Physical contact with other participants (including spotters).
– Failure to act safely or within the Participant’s ability or designated areas.
– Negligence of other persons, including other spectators, participants, or employees; and Travel to and from competitive events and associated non-competitive events which are an integral part of the Activities
GYM SAFETY AND RESPONSIBILITY CODE
BCRSGF has many rules, regulations and protocols for its member clubs and participants that will be maintained in this section of our website. The Rhythmic Gymnastics Responsibility Code provides the basic rules of conduct and must be followed by all participants when using BCRSGF member clubs.
– All participants must sign the Release Of Liability, Waiver Of Claims, Assumption Of Risks And Indemnity Agreement before starting any activities in a BCRSGF member club.
– Observe and obey all posted signs and warnings.
– Follow the instruction of your coach.
– Before attempting a new skill or progression, ask your coach.
– Always use the equipment as it was intended.
– You must have sufficient physical dexterity, ability, and knowledge to safely engage in rhythmic gymnastics activities. If in doubt, ask your coach.
GENERAL SAFETY RULES FOR CLUBS
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, BC’s Provincial Health Organization requires that all businesses adhere to strict cleaning protocols. This includes BCRSGF member clubs. To see current BCRSGF cleaning requirements, review BCRSGF Return to Play
The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization and COVID-19 is extremely contagious. GBC has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and requires all member clubs to adhere to the requirements and compliance standards described in GBC’s Return to Sport Plan. Each member club must create and communicate their club’s specific COVID-19 Safety Plan with their individual members prior to resuming club operations. For more information, please visit the following websites:
– BC Centre for Disease Control
– Office of the BC Provincial Health Officer
– BC Regional Health Authorities
All BCRSGF member clubs are required to comply to the following Return to Sport protocols:
– Each individual must complete a Participant Declaration of Compliance form that will be filed by their member club.
– Each BCRSGF member club must complete a Club Declaration of Compliance form that will be filed by BCRSGF.
– Each BCRSGF member club must complete and communicate their individualized COVID -19 Safety Plan
Via Sport Return to Play Guidance
BCRSGF Return to Play
Club Declaration of Compliance
Participant Declaration of Compliance
Equity and Access and Gender Equity
Member Volunteers and Employee Screening Policy
Workplace and Training Environment Bullying and Harassment Policy