Sports and fitnessWhat once seemed like a trend is now much more: everyone’s concerned about fitness, and sports and fitness centers are proliferating. That popularity comes at a price—the price of keeping people safe in an atmosphere that contains some unique risks: that infections will spread, or that equipment will fail and cause injury or that the lack of a waiver will leave a fitness facility owner responsible for an incident.
At Hanover Risk Solutions, we’ve investigated these risks and assembled a library of information to help you mitigate them.
Risk Solutions Partners
Our alliances with providers of risk solutions for our sports and fitness insureds include:
- Criminal background checks online as well as employment screening services from Intellicorp
- E&S Engineering and Safety Service helps you stay up to date on current risk management issues.
- The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) Disaster Recovery Planning can help you plan for the worst and get your business up and running when catastrophe strikes
Education and training
Assists any employee involved in screening and hiring employees and volunteers working with vulnerable persons in building a thorough employee screening process that evaluates each candidate’s ability to keep clients safe. Start now
Supports adults working with children in their efforts to prevent bullying by describing bullying and its impacts and consequences and identifying effective methods of responding to and preventing bullying. Start now
Child protection part I: child abuse and neglect
Helps participants learn the basics of child abuse prevention: how to recognize child abuse and neglect and all its forms, identify the potential effects on the children they care for, and understand the scope of this tragedy. Start now
Child protection part II: prevention and response strategies
Aids participants in building a child abuse prevention strategy and helps employees and employers to identify their responsibilities, construct safe environments, and respond to allegations. Start now
Mandated reporter responsibilities
Assists employees and volunteers in recognizing their mandated reporter responsibilities and outlines the penalties and protection for workers who are in contact with those who are abused or neglected, and the stressors they face. Start now
Preventing abuse of elders
Gives participants the tools they need to recognize the signs of elder abuse as well as understand the scope of abuse in elder populations, and help those in charge begin to develop plans to address abuse and neglect when they’re discovered. Start now
Scenarios include driving decisions facing substitute drivers and volunteers.
Scenarios include driving decisions facing direct care workers and residential case managers.
Scenarios include driving decisions facing school bus drivers and school administrators.
You may also wish to visit the Centers for Disease Control’s site with online concussion training for coaches.Several of our Hanover Risk Solutions Partners also provide education videos and safety training. Visit Risk Solutions Partners to register as a policyholder and access information on this discounted—and sometimes free—information.
- Athletic Business
- CDC - Operating Public Hot Tubs
- CDC - Operating Public Swimming Pools
- CDC - Your Disinfection Team: Chlorine & pH
- The Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Pool Safely program
- The Centers for Disease Control on concussions
- The International Health, Racquet and Sports Association
- Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act