Improving Safety for Business Travelers


Improving Safety for Business Travelers

Following the recent Boeing 737 Max Crashes, we're now hearing the sensors were vulnerable to failure as first reported in Bloomberg. The Boeing 737 is a short- to medium-range twinjet narrow-body airliner developed and manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes in the United States. Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners, defense, space and security systems, and service provider of aftermarket support. As America's biggest manufacturing exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in more than 150 countries.

Here's a Travel Safety Toolkit from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA):

Travel Insurance
A company should be insured for travel related risks. They should know travel patterns to high risk destinations, how many employees travel, how often, length of stay. Insurance premium costs are largely driven by travel activity and policies/practices of the company. In addition auto insurance protects the company for liability coverage or any loss or damage caused by the employee and should be considered for rental car usage.

Traveler Tracking
Traveler Tracking is a method to quickly locate employees traveling should the need arise to notify them of travel emergencies or provide assistance for health or medical needs which helps support our companies 'duty of care' objectives.

Corporate Credit Card
Payment considerations are important as there are often insurance benefits for travelers. In addition, the company may have financial benefits from consolidated payment solutions. Card programs also provide traveler tracking ability should other solutions not be in place.

Risks associated with data and data systems, i.e. mobile devices, laptops, etc. A company needs to have a process in place to protect the data carried by employees when traveling.

Establishing a Travel Safety Program is more than just writing a policy or posting some helpful hints for travelers to follow while on their business trip. This toolkit will help you in evaluating your existing program and guide you to resources that will provide building blocks for a successful travel safety program.

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