Edge Hill Sport has recently been awarded excellent status after a rigorous assessment by Sport England’s leading national quality scheme, Quest.
Quest is the best-known improvement programme within the leisure industry and its rigorous assessments challenge even the very best leisure centres in the UK. Their new assessment, Quest Prime, focusses on the Covid-19 safety of facilities.
To achieve excellent status, Edge Hill Sport was subject to a series of mystery visits plus a rigorous two-day assessment by an industry expert who assessed a range of aspects that included Covid-19 safety, cleanliness, staff training, lifeguarding standards, fitness operations, volunteering and increasing participation programmes.
Particular highlights in the assessment included top quality Covid-19 safety measures, the high standard of cleaning and attentive customer service from all departments.
Sports Operations Manager Andrew Hampson said: “This is a fantastic achievement and a real team effort. I couldn’t be prouder of each and every member of the Edge Hill Sports team who’ve coped incredibly well with the challenges of the pandemic during which we have closed and reopened the centre three times and introduced a huge range of new safety measures.”
Quest is the UK quality scheme for sport and leisure and is much more than a tick-box exercise. It is an ongoing programme to improve leisure facilities for customers, and a great way to demonstrate the achievements of hard-working staff.
Quest’s operations director, Caroline Constantine, said: “By meeting Quest’s high standards, Edge Hill Sport has shown its commitment to providing quality facilities and service to its customers. In these tough economic times, it is more important than ever that local leisure facilities can demonstrate their value, and Quest helps them do just that.”
Edge Hill Sport’s facilities are situated to the East of the main Ormskirk campus, offering some of the best sporting facilities in the region with excellent provision for both indoor and outdoor sports. They also provide a varied activity programme including exercise classes and children’s activities.
The facilities are open to the local community, students and staff and are fully accessible to wheelchair users and others with disabilities. All users need a membership which can be obtained by completing a membership form at The Sports Centre Reception or completed online.
Edge Hill Sport also have an exciting new offer, the ‘New Summer 6 Membership’, which gives full membership benefits for 6 weeks from sign up for just £25.
Members can enjoy:
- 80 Station Fitness Suite with free weights, functional area and cardiovascular equipment.
- Bespoke Induction to the Fitness Suite including a health assessment plus 1 free personal training session.
- Full exercise class timetable.
- Six lane 25m swimming pool.
For more information about the full range of facilities and classes available visit the Edge Hill Sports homepage.