Growing up did your family have a plan in case of emergencies? As a kid if an emergency prevented my parents from picking me up from my sports practice, they would ask a trusted adult to communicate our family password when he or she came to get me. That password let me know that it was safe and that my parents wanted me to get in the car with that person. As an adult now, my family has a reunification meeting strategy. Should a fire or other natural disaster prevent us from reuniting at our home, we have designated meeting locations to find each other. These simple planned strategies for emergencies can help keep our families safe. Emergency action plans for your sports organization are just as important.
An emergency action plan contains written details of the steps to follow when an unplanned event compromises the safety or security of others and / or threatens harm to property. The emergency action plan should include steps to follow during and immediately after an emergency. An emergency action plan can incorporate a disaster plan, but is applicable for more than just disaster related emergencies. This may sound simple but actually can be overwhelming to prepare a plan for multiple emergency scenarios. Here are some steps to help you get started.
Identify your organization’s risk exposure to emergencies.
Identify possible emergency scenarios.
Prepare your emergency action plan.
Keep your emergency action plan in multiple locations.
Practice your emergency action plan.
Do not get complacent with your emergency action plan. This should be reevaluated and updated regularly. Consult with Nohr Sports for more ideas.