Duty of Care and How To Protect Your Employees from Travel Risks

Duty of Care Riskovery

Before COVID-19 took hold of the world and impacted the way to normally do business, our airports were filled with employees traveling for business. Because of this, the majority of companies take advantage of a Travel Risk Management solution such as Riskovery’s in order to protect their employees. But do they legally need to? The short answer to that question is yes. This is referred to as Duty of Care.

What is Duty of Care?

How can leaders best protect their traveling employees in times of natural disaster, political unrest, crime, or health crises? Implement a Duty of Care strategy. Duty of Care is the legal obligation for an employer to provide safety measures for traveling employees. Though the United States has loose laws regarding Duty of Care, implementing a Travel Risk Management solution reduces liability and more importantly protects traveling employees. Riskovery has identified the following as the most common threats while traveling:

  1. Health
  2. Crime
  3. Civil Unrest
  4. Terrorism
  5. Natural Disasters
  6. Automotive and Aircraft Collisions

How Duty of Care Comes Into Play

We like to think our employees will never encounter any of these threats. However, over 80% of the Fortune 500 companies have indicated that they’ve modified travel plans based off at least 1 of these factors in 2019. Having a Duty of Care plan gives traveling employees the information and peace of mind they need when traveling to foreign environments. It also protects the company from liability in the event that the unimaginable becomes reality.

Adding a Travel Risk Management Solution to the Duty of Care Plan

While in-acting a Duty of Care plan is great, investing in technology that helps ensure the plan is effective adds an extra layer of security. Welcome to the world of Riskovery, the enterprise Travel Risk Management solution. Riskovery offers the only solution in the industry that takes proactive steps to ensure an employee can be recovered in an emergency situation. Our Riskovery App combines a sophisticated front end application, with an advanced remote communication platform and proprietary backend analytics to provide an organization the support it needs in an emergency. Riskovery has been proven to reduce resources, remove liability and exponentially increase the chance of recovering personnel. To learn more, visit our solution page at https://riskoverysolutions.com/how-it-works/.

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