May is Protect me from MAYhem month.
When was the last time you took a serious look at the risk management of your gym? The term “risk management” probably involves more than you think. From analyzing your lease, to creating a specific protocol for reporting incidents and following up on claims. Here are some other areas that fall under the term “risk management”.
#1 Your waiver. When was the last time it was updated? Does it address social media? Is it a separate document or buried on the back on your membership agreement?
#2 Your special events. Do you have a waiver designed specifically for off-site programming or kids boot camps?
#3 Your club Policies and Procedures. Do you have a written statement of club values that tells your members what is acceptable and not acceptable conduct in the gym?
#4 Your landlord. Has your agent reviewed all of the aspects of your lease to let you know what you are exposed to?
#5 Your staff. Do you have an employee manual? Does it address sexual harassment and discrimination issues?
#6 Your surveillance. Do you have digital video surveillance with at least a two week hard drive backup? If not…get it. Go to Costco.com. No excuses.
Insurance is only a SMALL part of your protection from MAYhem. It’s always best to have a good proactive game plan for avoiding claims and averting risk in the first place. If you don’t call us…at least call your current agent and forward him/her this email. You have nothing to lose!!!!
Here is to a great MAY…free of incidents and lawsuits!!!