From flight delays, natural disasters, jet lag, and even pickpocketing, your employees are exposed to wide degree of risk when travelling long distances for business. Therefore, implementing a travel risk management plan is must in order to fulfill your company’s duty of care obligations and maintain the reputation of the company.
Regardless of whether your business is actively engaged with business travel or not, protecting your employees’ safety and well-being must be your paramount objective every time they are tasked to conduct business on behalf of your company. If you need further convincing, we detail in this post the reasons why you should have a travel risk plan today
- It Helps You Avoid Compliance and Legal Issues
While the legal implications of duty of care aren’t always clear, legal experts say that the lack of any specific law does not necessarily mean that there are no legal obligations for the health and safety of business travellers abroad. A well-planned travel risk plan could help mitigate against corporate liability for domestic and international business travellers.
- It is Critical During Medical Emergencies
Part of implementing a travel risk plan is finding out the pre-existing medical conditions of your employees and the health care coverage they currently have. By equipping your employees with the proper resources, i.e., medication for their present illness, first-aid kit, emergency numbers of local hospitals, you can reduce their risk for suffering from a major medical emergency.
- It Will Allow You To Locate Your Employees Faster
Having a travel risk plan will also help you to aide your employees in case of a crisis. By detailing in the plan where they should meet, whom to go to, and how to contact the HQ, your employees will be able to stay in touch with your company. With proper tracking tools, you can even locate your employees in real-time and make sure they are safe and away from places where they ought not to be.
- It Reduces the Business Risks Associated with Travelling
Finally, a travel risk plan is not only critical to protecting your greatest assets – your employees – but it’s also crucial to protect your business itself. Although implementing a travel risk plan is not entirely cost-free, the cost of failing to meet your duty of care obligations can be much more significant in terms of medical expenses, employment litigation, loss of productivity and morale, and tainted brand reputation.
Overall, when planned and executed fluidly, a travel risk plan should help you protect your employee’s health and safety, ensure productive business trips, and ultimately strengthen your business well-being in the long run. To learn how our premium chauffeured services can help you meet these obligations, contact Hyryde today by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org