Monday, April 16, 2012

The Risk Management Worm Assessment

Picture the most beautiful apple you have ever seen.  Mine would be a big, juicy Red Delicious!

Before anyone (smart) bites into an apple, they always check it for worms. Sometimes it will look wonderful, but something not so wonderful will be just right under the skin.  This is the same with your risk management plan.  We examine our program, like we are examining our apple for worms!  We want to make sure they're good before we start.

We should see if our program has the following:

  • I have a risk management plan documented for my program
  • A first aid kit 
  • A list of medically trained volunteers for use at our youth activities
  • Current health forms for members
  • Current screening information for adults
  • Program is fully covered by accident and liability insurance
  • Incident forms are completed within 24 hours of mishap
  • We have an emergency plan for all major activities
  • Volunteers are trained in risk management
  • All instructor credentials are up-to-date
  • Activity/range rules are posted in clear view
Does your program have any worms?  Does anything need to be addressed before you continue?  An Ounce of Prevention is Worth A Pound of Cure!  Plan ahead NOW to have a safe environment and reduce the risk for you, your kids, your volunteers and your program.  You won't regret it!

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