Few industries understand the importance of keeping employees/relief workers safe like Non-Profits. When a Non-Profit sends volunteers, employees, or relief workers into the global landscape, those traveling often face a complex risk landscape. Once arriving to their location, volunteers often face limited resources, crime, or cultural and political instability. Issues that might seem routine at home (preventative or minor medical care, travel-related incidents) require additional resources when dealt with in many international settings. The difficulty of providing safety increases dramatically with every mile an employee travels away from home.
Though surveys have identified members of the nongovernmental organization (NGO) sector as being highly aware of travel-related threats and vulnerability to harm, there’s still major roadblocks in translating concern about staff safety into sustainable strategies to address real threats and travel risks. Most Non-Profits have a Duty of Care plan, but how do you react in the event that the Duty of Care plan fails? This is where a Travel Risk Management solution comes into play.
What is a Travel Risk Management Solution?
Travel risk management (TRM) is a comprehensive, consistent and proactive approach to protecting your people and your organization from travel risks. The broader notion of travel risk management and duty of care is not just linked to how well your organization can respond to a crisis—but rather, how well it can actually prevent a crisis from happening in the first place. 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.
How to Get a TRM Solution Implemented at Your Non-Profit
A TRM program can be implemented through the following prioritized goals:
- Obtain Senior leader buy-in.
- Identify a clear chain of command to include a Travel Risk Manager, Crisis Management Team Leaders, and Regional Intelligence/Security Analysts.
- Initiate the development of a comprehensive TRM policy covering; risk mitigation, global crisis response, and company wide communication such as Riskovery
- Clearly define the mission of the TRM program and write the policy.
- Develop an employee training program that implements online training, classroom training, and scenario-based training exercises dependent on traveler vulnerability and location threat levels.
- Develop or procure an internal traveler tracking platform that integrates with crisis response tools.
- Audit Your Policy Frequently
How Can Riskovery Help?
Riskovery offers the only solution in the industry that takes proactive steps to ensure a relief workers and volunteers 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 safety of relief workers. To learn more, visit our solution page at https://riskoverysolutions.com/how-it-works/.