Ensure the skating area is clearly defined, safe, cleared of debris, with hazards identified. Ensure only registered participants are in this area during your lesson.
Know and have available your local emergency numbers.
Carry or have access to a stocked first aid kit, stocked to address common injuries such as scrapes, cuts, sprains and broken bones. Be trained on how to administer emergency first aid.
Document and follow up on any injuries.
Only allow students in equipment (helmet, wrist guard, elbow pads, knee pads, toe stops, or heel brakes) to participate according to the Roll Right standards.
Instruct students according to your ability. Teach only skills and disciplines for which you are trained to teach.
Instruct students according to their skill level and ability. Use appropriate, achievable and attainable progressions to teach skills as per their goals.
Use an appropriate teacher-to-student ratio whereby the instructor can maintain complete control of the class while delivering the program according to the advertised quality.
If renting skates or equipment, ensure they are in safe working order.
Incorporate up-to-date teaching practices and discontinue discredited methods.
Maintain certifications and memberships in good standing.
Participate in continuing education on your sport.
Refer skaters to more appropriate professionals when students advance or are interested in learning skills beyond your scope of knowledge, training, expertise, or certification.
Wear professional attire that is safe, comfortable, and sets an excellent example for students.
Make product/service recommendations that benefit student goals and are not solely based on business partnerships or personal financial gain.
Be a good role model by demonstrating healthy lifestyle choices.
Use positive, fact-based language when speaking, avoid any sexually-oriented language or innuendos, and avoid all touching, whenever possible, especially without warning or permission.
Use good manners, be considerate and treat everyone with respect regardless of age, race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, physical abilities, skill level, or other factors.
Manage conflicts, concerns, questions or disagreements with professionalism. Listen, seek to understand, and work peacefully towards amicable solutions.