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Training Video Disclaimers?

Training Video Disclaimers?

Postby diy » Tue Dec 02, 2014 7:39 am

How useful/effective are disclaimers in protecting a person from a claim for injury. They seem to state the obvious? I'm working on a hobby project with a professional fitness coach and we are launching some vids just after xmas for the January get fit boom. We were going to add the following:

This video is provided for general information only and should not be treated as a substitute for professional supervision or advice. Before starting any exercise regime you should consider consulting a qualified fitness or sports adviser to ensure the regime is suitable for you and your own doctor if you have a medical condition, are taking medication or have related concerns. We cannot be held responsible for any injuries which may occur as a result of these exercises. No information provided should be used to prevent, treat or diagnose medical conditions of any kind. Always make sure you are warm before stretching.

Is there any length of time or font size I need to go for - we are going with a small but readable font with a 6 second segment to allow people to read it. It seems obvious to me that a person presenting blind on a video cannot know if the person following is doing it right or even able to do it safely?
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Re: Training Video Disclaimers?

Postby atticus » Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:28 pm

Are you seeking legal advice?
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Re: Training Video Disclaimers?

Postby diy » Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:58 pm

No - I'm asking why people do it. does it make any difference are there cases or references? I should have rephrased the question, but its easier sometimes to say why you are asking than make it generic.

I will edit if it makes it hard to discuss the legal aspects of disclaimers on media.
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Re: Training Video Disclaimers?

Postby atticus » Tue Dec 02, 2014 3:00 pm

McDonalds has been sued because the coffee they serve is hot. People laugh at their warnings. But clearly they serve a purpose.
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Re: Training Video Disclaimers?

Postby diy » Tue Dec 02, 2014 3:04 pm

Thanks. I have to say - if you look at anything you do in life there are legal aspects to consider. I guess that is what makes the subject so interesting.
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Re: Training Video Disclaimers?

Postby atticus » Tue Dec 02, 2014 3:06 pm

Laws regulate interactions between people. Possibly an oversimplification.
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Re: Training Video Disclaimers?

Postby dls » Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:01 pm

Unfair Contract Terms Act 1970 - yo cannot exclude liability for personal injury by contract.
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Re: Training Video Disclaimers?

Postby atticus » Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:12 pm

These warning s would not be incorporated in a contract.

They may assist in defending a negligence claim.
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Re: Training Video Disclaimers?

Postby diy » Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:16 pm

Sorry yes the vids will be on an on-line platform - free to view.
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