Raising Public Awareness on the Risks to Mobile Workers

We produce extensive information and advice on the risks faced by mobile workforces. This is used by organisations to help them meet their Duty of Care obligations to their staff, and by individual workers.

 As part of our Commitment to CSR we are making more of this information publicly available including:

  • In 2015, we published our Travel Risk Map. It rates variable levels of medical and travel security risks across the world. It is the world’s first map to cover both types of risk.
  • A map showing territories affected by the Zika virus is available on our pandemic preparedness website, plus other news about the virus.]
  • We often hold advisory webinars in response to major events including Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (June 2015) and the Brussels terrorist attacks (March 2016).
  • We frequently share advice via social media.

We helped the British Standards Institute (BSI) create its Publicly Available Specification on ‘Travelling for Work’. It provides detailed guidance on preparing for and dealing with, incidents that might occur when workers travel. Likewise, we assisted in the preparation of communications by the independent, not-for-profit organisation, the International SOS Foundation. 

The Foundation, together with the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), has developed a detailed guidance on ‘Managing the Safety, Health and Security of Mobile Workers’. It includes innovative advice on how to protect those who may face particular risks when travelling including: women, LGBT workers, students, older people and those with disabilities.