Duty of Care: 6 Questions to Ask

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Knowing the answers to these questions will help keep your attendees safe.

A new white paper released by iJET International and Goldspring Consulting focuses on duty of care for business travelers and meeting attendees—and offers a wealth of advice for keeping employees safe. iJET’s Theresa Thomas will be speaking at Prevue’s Duty of Care Summit April 29-30.

Here are 6 duty of care questions raised in the new white paper. Knowing the answers will help keep your attendees safe.

Corporate travel policy

Does your corporate travel policy highlight risk-related restrictions and requirements such as training required for travel to high-risk destinations; tools to monitor and communicate changing threats; ground transport policies and vendors; and a list of the company’s preferred airlines?

TMC

Do your employees know how to book travel with the company’s preferred TMC? What are consequences for employees who do not?

Airlines

Does everyone who books travel have access to the European Union first published its “Black List” of unsafe airlines, those airlines prohibited from flying or restricted in their flights within European airspace. While the Black List is specific to the E.U., many airlines on the list operate outside the E.U.

Thresholds

How is the company monitoring the number of people on booked flights? Who is responsible for acting if a threshold is exceeded?

Ground transportation

Does your company require use of taxi or limo services after a long flight, when travelers are most likely to be fatigued, lto keep them from renting a car?

Communications

Has your company consoilidated response vendors—for medical assistance, security evacuations, kidnapping response and IP theft—under one global hotline so employees are not left wondering which phone number to call in a time of need?

The complete white paper is available for download here.

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Barbara Scofidio is editor of Prevue and heads up the Visionary Summits, our exclusive conference series targeting senior-level meeting and incentive planners. In 25 years of covering the industry, her articles have spanned topics ranging from social media to strategic meetings management. She is currently the media liaison for FICP's Education Committee and was the first member of the media ever to be invited to sit on a committee by GBTA, where she spent three years on the Groups and Meetings Committee. She has also been an active member of Site, chairing its Crystal Awards committee and acting as a judge. A familiar face at industry events, Barbara often leads panel discussions or speaks on topics close to her heart, such as green meetings or how the industry can help combat human trafficking. She is also on the board of ECPAT USA, the human trafficking organization. Barbara is based outside Boston, in Groton, Mass.

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