What is PAS3001:2016? To date there have been no formal guidelines as to Travel Risk Management best practice. In January 2016 the British Safety Institute (BSI) announced its intention to launch PAS3001:2016. A Publicly Available Specification (PAS) is a sponsored fast-track standard that is developed through a consensus-building process facilitated by BSI. PAS3001:2016 provides a code of practice for organisations to formally assess the risks to their travelling employees and guidance for developing policies and strategies to mitigate those risks. Whilst not compulsory, organisations complying to PAS3001:2016 will be able to formally demonstrate their commitment towards their employees
What are the risks to travellers when on overseas assignment?
Injuries are among the leading causes of death and disability in the world, and they are the main cause of preventable deaths among travellers. According to the World Health Organisation, worldwide 1.25 million people are killed each year in road traffic accidents and as many as 50 million more are injured.
Petty crime and theft are the next major sources of employee distress and business disruption whilst overseas, added to cultural estrangement, jet lag, unfamiliarity with their environment, and different laws and legal obligations.
Recent attacks in countries and cities widely perceived to be "Low" risk - Paris, San Bernardino, Tunisia, Jakarta, Ankara, and Brussels have led to an increased expectation from employees that their companies will fulfil their Duty of Care responsibilities toward them, and will look after them when things go wrong whilst on company business. Can your organisation confidently assert that you do, and that you can?
What is Duty of Care? Duty of Care refers to an acknowledged and ethically based corporate culture, sponsored and led by senior management, whereby employers care about the health, safety, security and physical and mental health of their travelling employees and families. They commit to this by developing and delivering appropriate travel risk management strategies to safeguard their employees from possible harm, and to respond and support them should a serious incident occur .
Best practice in Travel Risk Management Travel Risk Management (TRM) is a proactive, risk-based programme that sets out a clear and sustainable framework for an organisation to identify, assess, manage, mitigate and respond to the risks faced by their business travellers. Policies and procedures are approved by Senior Management to prepare their employees for travel - and the organization to support them.
Step 1. PREPARE their employees for travel through pre-Travel Safety Awareness Training andprepare the organisation to support them through comprehensive Travel Security Policies and Procedures to ASSESS THE RISKS and to authorise and implement travel safely
Step 2. Have the capability to TRACK their business travellers, and can COMMUNICATE with them immediately at any point
Step 3. The organisation should be able to monitor developing risks and ongoing situations, conduct dynamic risk assessments, and INFORM staff and managers in a timely fashion of relevant developing threats
Step 4. The organisation can provide expert ADVICE and local support when necessary
Step 5. In a worst case situation, the organisation is prepared to RESPOND should they need to get their employees out of danger - either through internal means, or through the dedicated services of integrated Security and Medical Assistance providers
How does your organisation measure up? TEN Risk Management can conduct an independent bench marking and Gap Analysis Assessment on your existing Travel Risk Management strategy against leading practice. Based upon the findings, we will work in partnership to advise and assist you and your organisation in ensuring you deliver to industry Duty of Care best practice.