ukactive Code of Practice

The maximum penalties under Health and Safety (Offences) Act 2008 for offences committed against Health and Safety regulations can be an unlimited fine and up to two years imprisonment.

The ukactive Code of Practice is designed to ensure that health and fitness operators maintain a basic level of practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of their customers. By complying with the standards of the ukactive Code of Practice we can raise the level of operation throughout all ukactive facilities and create a symbol of quality that the exercising public will look for before joining a fitness club or centre

Compliance with the ukactive Code of Practice communicates your commitment to standards, quality and customer welfare. It is an important statement to Government and other regulatory bodies that the health and fitness sector is a professional industry that takes its operation and duty of care seriously.

Additionally the Code ensures that your facility is aligned with the Corporate Manslaughter Act, which came into effect in 2008 and stipulates that facilities are liable for incidents if there is found to be a failing in their health and safety procedures and had failed to take an independent third party assessment of their operating procedures.

Click here for the Code of Practice briefing paper

View a template feedback report here.

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"The COP provided us with the peace of mind that we are working to the highest standards for both the facilities and in expertise. Becoming COP compliant also had a positive impact on our retention rates as well as providing a key point of difference between us and our competitors in the local area"

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