Hey guys, the long awaited FEI Eventing Risk Management Policy and Action Plan has been released.
At first glance I am disappointed. To me this is a policy statement, the words Action Plan have been tacked onto the end of the title.
My understanding of an action plan is this:
- Quantifiable goals, targets, actions and achievements
- Identify and give deadlines for all of the above
- Set review dates, and keep updating the plan.
An action plan without specific and measurable Key Performance Indicators is not a plan.
However, I do hold out hope.
The FEI Eventing risk management needs also to take into account the risks for the FEI deriving from an unmanaged communication of any accident that will inevitably produce a bad image for the organization and the sport if not put in the right context of a proactive risk management policy.
Public perception of proactive risk management is as important as the risk management actions performed and an effective risk management communication plan is key for achieving the mission of the organization.
In order to ensure the above:
A communication strategy for FEI Eventing risk management must be urgently developed. All risk management actions must be made public and actively explained .
A clear procedure has been established in case of any serious accident to allow correct distribution of information.”
An urgent development of a communication strategy is a fantastic leap forward and I can’t wait to read it, even better be part of the team helping to develop it. So yes we have taken a baby step in the right direction and for that I am thankful.