Trends in travel risk management
- Published: Wednesday, 07 October 2015 07:57
Managing health, safety and security risks to workers on international travel and assignment is the subject of a new paper from the Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) and International SOS.
A survey earlier this year led by FERMA and International SOS, found that travel risk management is on the agenda for 79 percent of the risk and insurance managers polled.
The document identifies the risk manager as a pivotal influencer in evaluating effective travel risk management solutions. As noted in the paper: "The risk manager's holistic perception of the medical, security and insurance aspects is critical to considering efficient solutions and practical responses to any situation an organization might face when sending workers abroad."
The paper includes:
- A legal review of duty of care for organizations in Europe;
- Best practices and practical experiences from leading risk practitioners;
- A travel risk management toolbox that outlines health and travel security measures that organizations can implement to help reduce risks for their travellers and international assignees;
- A review of the transposition of the EU legislation in 15 Member States which shows that national laws vary always toward greater health, safety and security responsibilities for organizations towards their workers.
Read a copy of the paper here.