Implementing a risk management plan requires a strategic approach to ensure an organisation-wide uptake

Implementing a risk management plan requires a strategic approach to ensure an organisation-wide uptake. Prior to implementing the risk management plan, it is important to ascertain what risk management strategies are already in place in your fitness business, and what other areas in respect to risk management need addressing.  The use of the risk rating table and risk assessment for fitness businesses are tools to help get started in terms of assessing risk and formulating a plan. Enhanced risk management involves the implementation of risk management strategies that take into account any applicable laws and standards of practice. Implementation of the strategic risk management plan should involve health/fitness managers, professional staff members, and the risk management advisory committee.

Implementation

 

Strategic planning for enhanced risk management takes a proactive rather than reactive approach. A basic strategic planning model for applying risk management includes the following steps:

  1. Mission identification
  2. Goals selected and set
  3. Objectives identified
  4. Specific risk management strategies set
  5. Specific action steps for each risk management strategy
  6. Persons responsible specified and applicable timeframe ascertained
  7. Evaluation

The development of a risk management protocols manual (RMPM) is another important step in the implementation of the risk management plan. It sets out rules and action steps for staff to follow in respect to risk in every aspect of running a fitness business including services delivery, facilities, the environment, equipment and personnel. The RMPM should also include sections as to why protocols should be followed, detailing the legal duties of the facility and personnel, and how liability may apply.Implementing a risk management plan requires a strategic approach to ensure an organisation-wide uptake. Prior to implementing the risk management plan, it is important to ascertain what risk management strategies are already in place in your fitness business, and what other areas in respect to risk management need addressing.  The use of the risk rating table and risk assessment for fitness businesses are tools to help get started in terms of assessing risk and formulating a plan. Enhanced risk management involves the implementation of risk management strategies that take into account any applicable laws and standards of practice. Implementation of the strategic risk management plan should involve health/fitness managers, professional staff members, and the risk management advisory committee.

Strategic planning for enhanced risk management takes a proactive rather than reactive approach. A basic strategic planning model for applying risk management includes the following steps:

  1. Mission identification
  2. Goals selected and set
  3. Objectives identified
  4. Specific risk management strategies set
  5. Specific action steps for each risk management strategy
  6. Persons responsible specified and applicable timeframe ascertained
  7. Evaluation

The development of a risk management protocols manual (RMPM) is another important step in the implementation of the risk management plan. It sets out rules and action steps for staff to follow in respect to risk in every aspect of running a fitness business including services delivery, facilities, the environment, equipment and personnel. The RMPM should also include sections as to why protocols should be followed, detailing the legal duties of the facility and personnel, and how liability may apply.