RETURN TO OPERATIONS
IN A COVID-19 WORLD

Global research to support your decision making

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 To further understand the needs of organisations in their safe return to operations, we surveyed over 1,000 global business decision makers responsible for looking after the health and security of their workforce. The results provide a benchmark to support your decision making.

 

 

International SOS - WorkSafe

PANDEMIC PLANNING & PROCESSES 

 

  • 64% of decision-makers with pre-existing pandemic plans and processes, found these effective in reducing the impact of COVID-19 on their business.

  • A fifth of all respondents do not have these in place.

 

 

International SOS - Incident and case management

BIGGEST FACTORS THAT HAVE IMPACTED BUSINESS CONTINUITY. 

 

  • Country lockdown measures (82%) & international border controls (56%) have had the biggest impact to business continuity throughout the pandemic.

 

 

 

73% believe a second wave of the pandemic will be the biggest impact to business continuity in future

THE BIGGEST DISRUPTORS IN FUTURE. 

 

  • 73% believe a second wave of the pandemic will be the biggest impact to business continuity in future.
  • More than a fifth believe mental health issues will disrupt their business.

 

 

 

 

 TOP FIVE ACTIONS BEING UNDERTAKEN BY ORGANISATIONS TO ENSURE A SAFE RETURN

 

Top 5 Return to Operations Actions

 

OUR ADVICE IN-BRIEF:

 

Business continuity plans

Reflecting on how these have stood up during the pandemic and revising accordingly. Almost two in three who had pandemic plans in place before the pandemic, found this effective in reducing its impact on their business continuity.

Providing on-the-ground support

In-location health, security and logistic expert support are set to be fundamental in ensuring risks are minimised as much as possible. And when urgent help is required, help is close at hand.

COVID-19 compliance monitoring

Tracking and tracing are commonly spoke of in the media, but organisations will have a task ahead to report on how they are mitigating the risks – communicating what they have done and how they have complied with local legislation – to their employees, customers, investors, and other external stakeholders.

 

Fit-for-work health screening

Not a new concept to certain sectors, but now the norm for almost every organisation. Fortunately we have digital innovation at hand – but selecting an international provider that is locally compliant will need careful consideration if it is to be successful.

Mental health support

The pandemic appears to have accelerated this need. More than a fifth of the decision makers we spoke to felt this would be of high impact to their business going forward.

 

 

 

 

LEARN HOW OUR HEALTH AND SECURITY ADVISORS CAN SUPPORT YOUR ORGANISATION IN SAFE RETURN TO OPERATIONS. 

 

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