GolfSafe, a Manchester, Mass.-based company specializing in providing emergency safety programs for golf courses and other parts of club and resort properties, has changed its name to ClubSafe.
“We’re changing our name to better reflect the broader range of private clubs, including yacht clubs, city clubs and resorts, that we service,” says the company’s President, Patrick Roselli. “While each type of club has unique challenges, the goals are the same: be prepared, be organized and have a plan to respond instantly with trained and equipped staff.”
The company has been developing plans for the past 10 years for golf and country clubs throughout the country. Last year, it expanded to also create emergency programs for yacht clubs, city clubs and resorts, as more managers at all types of properties have increased their awareness of the responsibility that clubs and their staffs have during medical emergencies and other situations, such as evacuations or accidents, that require quick and proper response.
Working with ClubSafe, club and course managers can develop emergency programs tailored to their specific environments. “Some of the finest golf and country clubs in the country have recognized this responsibility to their members and guests,” says Roselli. “They use ClubSafe to create an emergency response plan, not just for heart attacks but for falls, equipment accidents, building evacuation, food allergies and any other emergency that may occur.”
ClubSafe’s service creates the foundation for an organized and rehearsed response, so the club’s staff can offer valuable assistance during the critical first few minutes of a medical emergency. “I’ve visited clubs and found their AED [automated external defibrillator] still in its original box,” says Roselli. “Not only is that a problem in a medical emergency, but if the batteries are dead, any oversight like that would be very hard to defend [in any resulting litigation or claim of negligence].”
As part of its services, ClubSafe maintains a database of all AEDs and medical supplies on site at each property, including the expiration dates for AED batteries. It also helps club staffs become organized and trained propertly for instant and effective response, by developing a coordinated communications plan and conducting mock training drills and annual refresher courses.
More information for emergency planning at club properties can be found at www.clubsafe.com
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