Am I “looking at all of the trees and not seeing the forest?”
With the start of summer and school break, you are hitting the peak season for visitors, activities, and programming. It might be easy at this time to overlook a safety or risk management practice and open your center to unwanted risks! In the last issue of this newsletter, we addressed three risks that could impact your center’s reputation along with steps you could take to protect it. If you recall, we covered how to use social media wisely, how to establish policies for volunteers, and how to keep safety top of mind. Using this kind of forward planning risk management approach helps you stay proactive in protecting your nature center.
Now is a great time to step back and look at the bigger picture. Challenge your staff to answer these questions when they assess intended programs and activities:
By doing this kind of self review, you and your staff can identify any areas that might fall short of your center’s standards. From there it takes little extra effort to turn these discoveries into operating procedures to address your safety concerns. Once you’ve established these procedures:
The information provided in this article is intended for general informational purposes only and should not be considered as all encompassing, or suitable for all situations, conditions, and environments. Please contact us or your attorney if you have any questions.