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

The Risk Management Best Practice program provides institutionally-specific feedback allowing our University Recreation department to prioritize areas for improvement to enhance the safety and well-being of our participants.  The thorough analysis by areas of operations provides our staff tangible information to determine our next steps and most effective course of action.  This feedback would take much longer and be less objective if we attempted to undertake the reviews on our own. The comparative data is good for learning trends in best practices of other institutions.

George M. Brown

Assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs
Executive Director of University Recreation
The University of Alabama

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