Case 391 – Gym reduces opening hours due to health and safety

Issue

A gym reduced it’s 24/7 opening hours, closing overnight for health and safety reasons.

Panel opinion

Whilst there may be some additional health and safety considerations in operating the gym 24/7, they are all easily manageable as thousands of businesses demonstrate in providing round the clock opening. This facility chose to trump all of the other reasons behind their decision to curtail their opening hours with the health and safety card when they should have had the courage to reveal their full hand.

Article source: http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2016/case391-gym-reduced-24hr-opening-closing-overnight-for-hs.htm