This International SOS Foundation guide (2016) advises on the management of the safety, health and security of mobile workers.
In particular, the guide covers the need to:
– have a safety and health policy in place that includes travel safety, health and security and to make sure these policies are actively enforced
– carry out risk assessments in order to understand properly the relative health, safety and security risks that will apply to employees while they are abroad, tailored to the specific circumstances of the business trip or international assignment
– ensure that a system is in place to be able to pinpoint employees’ location in order to ensure their safety
– prepare and educate employees about the locations where they will be working
– provide employees with access to a 24-hour helpline, which may be able to provide support for medical or security questions or facilitate the provision of emergency assistance at a time when an employee’s usual points of contact would not be available
– provide appropriate travel healthcare support.