Why should my program participate in a Risk Management Review?
- To reduce significant incidents and accidents for your participants and staff.
- To ensure that the ‘telos’ (the reason for your program’s existence) of your organization is aligned with your risk management practices.
- The current norm within the industry expects periodic reviews (Internal, External, Peer) of existing programs to keep them healthy, effective, and safe.
Who does Adventure Risk Management serve?
Adventure Risk Management focusses on the Risk Management Systems of Outdoor and Adventure-based programs primarily in the United States. Our broad-based pool of Consultants allow us to provide quality, insightful reviews of many types of programs, including:
- Water-based: rafting, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, swimming
- High School, College/University Outdoor Programs
- Climbing & Mountaineering
- Ropes Courses
- Climbing Gyms
- Professional Development
When/How often should a Risk Management Review be done?
- Following a significant incident, injury, or fatality.
- Anytime a significant incident trend is being observed in your Program.
- When considering the implementation of new program activities in your organization.
- Ideally, Programs should be reviewed by an external or peer review team on a yearly or bi-yearly basis. Each review is not necessarily a comprehensive review of the program as a whole, but may focus on specific facets of a program dictated by recent organizational changes, incidents, or other factors.
What process does Adventure Risk Management use to review my Program?
- A Risk Management Review can entail all aspects of your program, or focus on specific elements.
- A complete Risk Management Review can be structured as follows:
- Assessment: Discussion between your program managers and ARM Consultants designed to articulate your program’s current needs, challenges, and successes to determine the most logical, effective Review Process. The assessment may be conducted at your site, or remotely.
- Risk Management Review: An on-site review of the elements specified in the Assessment phase. Your program is scrutuinized at many levels to ascertain your current risk management practices and effectiveness.
- Recommendations: Your Review Team meets with you to discuss observations and provide specific, practical solutions for change.
- Follow-up: A written summary that is generated detailing the Review and Recommendations made by the Review Team, along with pertinent supporting resources.
What are the costs associated with Consultation or Reviews?
Consultation costs vary with the unique needs of your program, but consist of a daily rate per Consultant or Reviewer. Our rates are competitive with those of similar risk management consultation services – contact us for a quote. As you feel it is necessary, additional Consultants or Reviewers can be added for a lower daily rate. All associated expenses are billed to the client, and may consist of travel, meals, and lodging.
What type of travel, meals, and lodging are required?
Every attempt is made to minimize the logistical expenses, and whenever possible, these expenses will be confirmed by you prior to incurring the expense. Travel will consist of the least expensive, while still expedient method possible. Meals are expensed at the rate of $30 per person per day. Lodging does not need to be extravagant, but should consist of a private location where Adventure Risk Management Consultants can work and rest without distraction.