Reducing risk at an aquatic facility is a function of the policies, personnel, equipment, and systems that are in place. Since many of these are interconnected and rely on each other to be successful, knowing what is (or is not) present at your aquatic facility can help chart your risk management course.
Five key areas must be considered when designing a risk management system, which are illustrated in the Starfish Aquatic Risk Management Model on the right.
We’ve created an online survey that you can use to assess the risk management components in place at your facility. There are no right or wrong answers, but completing the survey will help you identify various options that might work in your situation. You can also use the survey to create a risk management inventory if you have multiple sites. Complete a separate assessment for each facility.
The assessment should take about 15 minutes. You cannot return to the form after submitting it, and you might be timed out and need to start over if you let the form sit open for too long without activity, so prepare before you begin. You will be asked to upload a copy of the facility’s EAPs for unresponsive victims and suspected spinal injuries (.doc or .pdf format), so please have those available when you start.
If you return to the site to complete a self-assessment for another facility and use the same e-mail address to log on, you may be prompted to enter a password or to choose the option of Begin a New Participation with This Email. Choose Begin a New Participation with This Email.
The information you provide will not be available for anyone else to view, but it may be used in research to track and trend industry practice.