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?


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


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.


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?


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 her 30 years in the industry, she has become known for her passion around greening meetings, growing awareness of human trafficking and promoting CSR activities as part of business events. She is currently a member of SITE's Women IN Leadership committee and the media liaison for FICP's Education Committee. She 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 for 30 years, chairing its Crystal Awards committee and acting as a judge. Before joining Prevue in 2014, she served as Editor of Corporate Meetings & Incentives (MeetingsNet) for more than 20 years. She has a BA in Literature/Rhetoric from Binghamton University. Barbara is based outside Boston, in Groton, Mass.