Post incident analysis, offers a way to review control systems in place and make modifications to strengthen the risk management process

Formative evaluation of the risk management plan generally occurs during the stages where risk management strategies are being reviewed.  Formative evaluation can take place in a range of situations including:
  • After an in-house risk management training session, to determine if improvements in the session content could be made and if key messages have been understood.
  • Checking the content of staff induction training in respect to risk management.
  • When a supervisor observes an employee performing incorrectly (such as failure to complete the daily equipment inspection log) and informal feedback is given.
  • After a medical emergency to review and determine if incident reports were completed, that procedures were followed and any areas for improvement.
Evaluation

 

Summative evaluation involves a formal review of the entire risk management plan and outcome measurement to ascertain if the plan’s goals have been achieved. Summative reviews may include:

  • Annually reviewing the stakeholders involved.
  • Bi-annually reviewing internal and external auditor’s findings.
  • Looking at the quality and structure of communication with stakeholders.
Internal or external auditing is a way to systematically look at aspects of the fitness business and assess which areas need improvement, although auditing shouldn’t be relied upon solely to identify risks. Post incident analysis, offers a way to review control systems in place and make modifications to strengthen the risk management process.