Examples Of Crisis Management And Emergency Action Plan

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Crisis Management and Emergency Action Plans
The proper emergency response will likely occur when organizations develop detailed emergency action plans. An emergency action plan assigns roles and responses to various emergencies that may result in property damage, property loss, or personal injury. In fact, organizations have a legal duty to develop emergency action plans for every location that teams may use for practice or competition (Doleschal, 2006). In this regard, PEAR’s emergency action plan does not meet the legal duty since the plan offers general guidance on incident response without considering the activity or site. Such as with a tornado warning the club sports’ guidebook directs participants to seek shelter “in designated
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One, all locations need emergency action plans including off-site training facilities. Both the equestrian and hockey clubs use off-campus training sites and yet either site does not have an emergency action plan. Such high-risk activities should receive careful consideration when developing emergency action plans tailored to the location. Two, the emergency action plan should include information about the closest hospital such as phone numbers along with primary and alternate ambulance routes to each facility (see Figure 6). Three, the emergency action plan does not consider all emergencies such as riot and active shooter situations. Fourth, the action plan should specify the location of emergency equipment like first aid supplies and AEDs at every location (see Figure 3).
Crisis management is planning a strategy so an organization can mitigate risks, communicate effectively, and continue operations despite an emergency. The club sports’ crisis management plan lacks the detail required by these three objectives. The club sports’ plan only lists the key members of the crisis response team along with their phone numbers. In the event of an emergency, club teams must contact the Club Sports Director, who in turn would initiate the proper
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Additionally, authorized student drivers can use the school’s insurance when driving fleet vehicles. Nonetheless, the risk management plan does not address other insurance that may reduce liability exposure. For instance, club teams use both campus and off-site facilities for competitions with other colleges but the plan does not state whether the school’s insurance will cover any injuries to participants or spectators that happen at competitions. If the insurance is applicable, then the school may fail to meet the standard of care obligation because it does not require supervisors including security and medical staff to attend club events. Likewise, the risk management plan does not address crowd management responsibility or insurance. As a result, under Minnesota Statute waivers become void and unenforceable when conduct constitutes “greater than ordinary negligence” (Minnesota Statutes, 2015). Therefore, if the school does not meet the standard of care requirement, then their actions may meet the “greater than ordinary negligence”

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