Sports Law • Risk Management

August 17, 2010: Emergency Management Planning

Disaster planning is often beyond the scope of what can be done by someone without formal training or experience. Hiring an expert who is trained in emergency management to review your safety and facility plans may be worth the price.

While you must pay for expert advice, there are an increasing number of experts to choose from. Universities are increasingly offering courses and degrees in variations of emergency management. Typical training includes planning for situations involving natural and manmade emergencies.

In addition to the practical reasons to hire an emergency management expert, doing so might help you offset some of the financial cost. Try to negotiate a discount in your premium from your insurance company for utilizing an expert and for developing extensive emergency management plans. But regardless if your insurance premiums are adjusted, protecting the financial investment of your organization with a high quality emergency management plan just makes sense.