Sport Risk Consulting

Stage 1

Online Risk Assessment Survey
Provides background data for on-site consultation

Stage 2

Onsite Consultation
(2-3 days)Key elements of consultation:

  1. Documentation review
  2. Staff awareness seminar
  3. Staff interviews
  4. Program reviews
  5. General site inspection
  6. Action planning session with department Risk Management team
  7. Final Report

Stage 3

Follow-up
Assessment of progress on Stage 2 Action Plan Implementation(Normally 1 year after consultation)

Stage 2: Developing Custom Risk Management Action Plans

On-site Consultations provide – ACTION

  • On-site visit provides more detailed data and information – and new insights into risk vulnerability
  • Staff interviews ‘fill in the gaps’ and often uncover issues not captured by risk assessment surveys
  • Focus on high risk areas ensures a targeted approach to planning efforts
  • The Risk Management committee’s crucial role is developed and solidified

Highlights of the on-site consultation:

Documentation Review
Relevant documents (policies, procedures, forms etc.) are reviewed prior to site visit

Major components of on-site consultation:
(Prior to commencement of site visit, Risk Management committee must be in place)

  • Staff awareness interactive session on ‘Negligence and Liability in the Recreation and Sport Setting’
    • a critical feature of Stage 2 in terms of raising staff awareness levels
  • Staff interviews with key personnel (gets to the hot spots)
  • General site inspection
  • Action planning half-day session with Risk Management committee
    • stresses responsibility & accountability throughout organization.
    • plans are developed, prioritized & agreed to by committee
    • prioritized Action Plans are based on key risk issues for department
  • Follow-up Report
    • summarizes final recommendations and action plans
    • details the time-activated action plans developed by the Risk Management committee.
  • Comprehensive ‘Risk Management Planning Resource Manual’ provided to client

Our department profited greatly by having multiple staff go through the online course. We have long felt that risk management best practices are so pervasively important to all our programs and facilities that it only made sense that our staff members with unique oversight and management of these areas take part in the course. The take-away from this approach has been a unified understanding of the nature of risk management of campus recreation on a macro level with a much more refined appreciation of application within their areas of specialization.

George M. Brown

Director of University Recreation
The University of Alabama

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