David Lloyd Leisure Achieves FIA Code of Practice Compliance

David Lloyd Leisure Achieves FIA Code of Practice Compliance

(PRWEB UK) 17 August 2011

Health, sport and leisure group David Lloyd Leisure has become one of the latest organisations in the leisure industry to become compliant with the Fitness Industry Association’s (FIA) quality assurance scheme, the Code of Practice.

The FIA Code of Practice, officially introduced to the industry in 2007, is a set of performance standards covering health and safety, staff training and customer care.

Facilities who comply with the code, have to demonstrate a commitment to a high level of standards in health and safety for staff and members, have all staff trained to the standards recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs), ensure members are given adequate inductions and that contracts are fair and in accordance with the office of Fair Trading guidance.

Sales and operations director for David Lloyd Leisure Steven Matthews said: ‘This recognition compliments David Lloyd Leisure’s externally audited programme and confirms that both its teams and members are provided with a safe environment in which to work, exercise and engage in leisure activities. What’s more, it provides current and potential members with the peace of mind that we operate to the highest standards of both facilities and expertise.’

David Stalker, CEO of the FIA said: ‘We are delighted to award David Lloyd Leisure compliance with our Code of Practice, which demonstrates they are working to strict performance and safety guidelines for the benefit of their members and staff.’

Note to editors:

For further information about this press release, contact Clare Naden on 01707 289833 or email clare(dot)naden(at)davidlloyd(dot)co(dot)uk.

About David Lloyd Leisure Group

The David Lloyd Leisure Group operates 79 clubs in the UK and a further 10 clubs across Europe.

David Lloyd Leisure has over 450,000 members and employs 6,000 people. This includes an expert health and fitness team of over 1,800 and contracts the services of more than 400 tennis professionals.

Across all clubs, David Lloyd Leisure has over 150 swimming pools (of which half are indoor) and offers over 10,000 exercise classes per week. Every week 20,000 children learn to swim at David Lloyd Leisure and 14,000 learn to play tennis.

Its racquets facilities are unparalleled with 700 tennis courts as well as 180 badminton courts and 140 squash courts. Additional facilities include health and beauty spas, club lounges with free internet access, crèches, nurseries and specialist sports shops.

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