Planning for the risks involved with your projects, programs, events, field trips and activities will support and protect you, your participants, and the university while allowing for a quality educational experience.
University Risk Management can work with you to support your risk planning. Call University Risk at 208-885-6177 for consultation and training in risk planning for specific programs or general assistance.
The Risk Assessment Guide is a “tool belt” to assist you in the risk planning process. University Risk Management can introduce you to other risk tools you can add to your risk tool belt to help manage risk. Contact the Risk Manager, Nancy Spink, for more information.
Nancy Spink, ARM-E
A waiver is used to
- Inform prospective participants of potential risks involved with an activity
- Allow an individual to voluntarily choose to incur risks
- Secure an agreement from the individual to hold harmless the University
University employees are covered, subject to exclusions, if their actions cause bodily injury or property damage to "third parties." Students are required to retain their own personal liability coverage.
Setup online waiver
The Online Waiver request system was created to increase efficiency for units and Risk by decreasing the amount of time it takes to complete the waiver request, and having the most current form in use. Units will need to contact their college Dean's office to see if they have designated a reviewer for online waiver requests.
College approval of online waiver
College Deans can request participation with a simple email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating the name and email address for the person that they would like to review and approve the waiver request forms.
The college's designee will receive an email when there is a waiver request for their review. The designee can access the Online Waiver Reviewer's Section with their Vandal Sign in and password.
After a unit receives a waiver from Risk
It is the responsibility of the requester to distribute the waiver to all the activity participants. Signed copies of the waiver should be collected in advance of the activity and stored appropriately with the unit. Should a loss occur, the Waiver should be attached to the Incident Report.