Risk and Safety Management in the Leisure, Sport, Tourism and Events Industries

October 2015
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  • Published
    8th October 2015
  • ISBN 9781780644493
  • Language English
  • Pages 296 pp.
  • Size 6.25" x 9.25"
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The management of risk and safety is not simply a matter of trying to remove risks, but is necessary and vital to these industries. Sensible risk management is concerned with making the most of the positive opportunities or reducing the negative risks. This books shows how the absence of explicit risk practices is not necessarily an absence of risk management, and how many existing operational and strategic practices can be understood as part of a process of risk and safety management. Its main objective is to develop greater clarity in the communication of risks and the development of safety programs, illustrating how organizations can use a single language of risk, relevant for all levels of management and areas of operation.

"The recent flight of a bounce house in Florida, US, is a clear example that managers and operators of the leisure, sporting, tourism and events industries need, no, MUST assess risk in their business. The new title Risk and Safety Management in the Leisure, Sport, Tourism and Events Industries, by Piekarz, Jenkins and Mills, is timely and should be required reading for students and businesses alike."

Robert S. Bristow, Westfield State University, USA

"[A] welcome addition to an existing small body of work for those seeking detail as to how risk might be managed in practice....The text utilizes some very good (and apt) examples."

Professor Melvyn Pryer - , University College Birmingham

Chapter 1 –The importance of risk management
Chapter 2 – Risk Definitions and Processes
Chapter 3– Understanding the legal and regulatory obligations
Chapter 4 Safety and Safety Management
Chapter 5 – Key Underpinning Theories and Concepts
Chapter 6 – How decisions are made and perceptions of risk
Chapter 7– Tools for analysis and assessment
Chapter 8 – Developing control measures
Chapter 9 – Bringing it all together: Design, application and review
Chapter 10 – Crisis Management
Chapter 11 – How to analyse and learn from past incidents and accidents
Chapter 12 - Risk and Sport Management
Chapter 13 Conclusion

Glossary of terms

Mark Piekarz

Mark Piekarz teaches at the University of Worcester.

Ian Jenkins, PhD

Dr. Ian Jenkins is a geographer who has worked in the tourism and leisure industries for the last twenty seven years as a researcher, senior lecturer, consultant and director of several research units. His work has resulted in numerous publications including industry reports, conference papers, academic articles and book chapters; he has also been a peer reviewer for journal articles. Some of the research projects he has been involved with have resulted in legislative change and improved industry standards. In addition, he has undertaken work for prestigious organizations such as UNESCO, British Council, British Standards Institute, Health and Safety Executive, VisitWales and CEN. His research and consultancy expertise covers subjects such as: responsible/sustainable tourism, niche tourism development, risk and safety management and adventure tourism. Ian is currently an examiner for the University of South Wales and has recently been an external examiner for the University of Birmingham at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and also a PhD examiner at Cranfield University. Ian has been the co-editor of a special edition of the Laureate Hospitality Journal.

Peter Mills

Peter Mills is Sport and Leisure Management Consultant with QLM in the UK.