Duty of Care refers to the moral and legal obligations of employers to employees, contractors, volunteers and related family members in maintaining their well-being, security and safety when working abroad or in remote places.
Organisations have legal obligations to act prudently to avoid the risks of injury or exposures leading to ill health. This obligation may apply both to acts and omissions.
Employers are responsible for building a broad culture within their organisation to address the health, safety, security and wellbeing of employees and other related collaborators to the business. In doing so, they are expected to develop and deploy appropriate travel risk management approaches to protect people from possible harm.
Summary on Duty of Care
- Who do you need to protect?
- Why are you responsible?
- Key practices you need to put in place to fulfil your Duty of Care.
Understanding Health, Safety and Security risk management for work-related international travel and assignment
In their 2015 report, FERMA and International SOS outlined risk and insurance managers’ responsibilities to travelling employees and expats.
Travel Risk Mitigation Bow TieUnderstanding complex health risks, security risks and control measures for your travelling population.
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This Duty of Care and Travel Risk Management Global Benchmarking Study is the first comprehensive and authoritative research publication on the topic by International SOS.
This strategic framework guides organisations in identifying threats and hazards, and managing risks to the safety, health and security of those travelling for their work or on international assignment.