Hygiene of the dance pole avoiding those gym germs (added to level 1 Pole Passion Instructor Training - December 2007)
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 states:
Section 3 of the act - places general duties upon employers and the self-employed to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of anyone not in their employment who are likely to be affected by their undertaking.
So if you are a teacher, instructor, or responsible for gym or fitness equipment then you will need to ensure you keep the equipment free from harmful gym germs.
For cleaning many of these gym germs we would recommend to keep all equipment and pole areas fully maintained and cleaned regularly. We would recommend an anti bacterial and anti fungi solution. Pole Fitness Poles must be cleaned regularly.
The fitness/dance poles are likely to harbour many gym germs. A mild disinfectant wipe which is impregnated with a high specification broad spectrum bactericide is recommended. Used in both the health care and food industry, they are active against bacteria as well as viruses and fungi. These are ideal for use to clean your fitness/dance pole. Antibacterial wipes are safe and easy to use before and after pole class. Especially useful to help control the spread of bacteria and fungi on fitness/dance poles and other equipment used in gyms, clubs, leisure centers and the home.
Please note that some manufacturers of poles do not recommend you use chemicals to clean the pole, as this may corrode the surface of the pole – always check with the manufacturers recommendations.
www.r-polefitness.com high quality stainless steel metal suitable for most cleaning materials to maintain high levels of pole hygiene