Travel Safety at your Fingertips

24 February 2016 ,  —

London


International SOS eLearning Platform Helps Employees be Safe & Savvy Travellers

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  • 80% of travellers have at some point perceived a threat to their personal safety while abroad 1, however less than half of organisations provide any personal security training 2.
  • Only 23% consider road conditions before travel abroad 1; despite road accidents being one of the most common dangers to travellers 3
  • 71% of senior executive travellers experience medical concerns abroad, many issues are preventable. 2
 
International SOS, the world’s leading medical and travel security risk services company, launched a fully upgraded eLearning platform for their travel health and safety courses. 

Developed for the organisation with a global workforce, the International SOS Training Hub hosts a series of eLearning modules to help travellers and expats mitigate their exposure to risks during their travels. 

Suzy Bell, Group Product Director of Training Services at International SOS, said:

“We develop courses where we can provide the most value and impact to the traveller’s wellbeing. Our clients are going further afield, and their employee demographics are changing. Therefore, we are producing educational content to meet the specific needs of their workforce.”

Travellers can learn how to mitigate their exposure to risk through courses on Travel Risk Awareness, Road Safety, Women Security Awareness, Malaria Awareness and Pandemic Preparedness.  

Organisations can use the International SOS Training Hub to support their Duty of Care efforts, as well as incorporate the training in their pre-travel processes. 

The course content is developed by International SOS’ experts with supporting content from the world’s leading organisations in the related subject. The Road Safety eLearning was developed in coordination with the Global Road Safety Partnership, a non-profit organisation focused on road safety, and the Travel Security modules were developed in collaboration with Control Risks, the world’s leading global risk consultancy. 

The traveller health modules leverage International SOS’ more than thirty years of experience advising clients on occupational health, safety, and travel health. Traveller education is an integral part of an organisation’s overall risk mitigation efforts and the Duty of Care they provide their employees.     

Training modules are available in multiple languages to support a global organisation’s diverse staff.

The new platform and user-friendly functionality was developed in partnership with the expertise of Atlas Knowledge, a leader in innovative, learning, compliance and best-in-class competency solutions. 

For more information on the International SOS Training Hub, visit www.internationalsos.com/traininghub

About the International SOS Group of Companies


The International SOS Group of Companies is in the business of saving lives, protecting your global workforce from health and security threats. Wherever you are, we deliver customised health, security risk management and wellbeing solutions to fuel your growth and productivity. In the event of extreme weather, an epidemic or a security incident, we provide an immediate response providing peace of mind. Our innovative technology and medical expertise focus on prevention, offering real-time, actionable insights and on-the-ground quality delivery. We help you meet compliance reporting needs for good governance. By partnering with us, organisations can fulfil their Duty of Care responsibilities, while empowering business resilience, continuity and sustainability.

Founded in 1985, the International SOS Group is trusted by 11,000 organisations, including over half of the Fortune Global 500, multi-national corporate clients and mid-size enterprises, governments, educational institutions and NGOs. 11,000 multi-cultural medical, security and logistics experts stand with you to provide support & assistance from over 1,000 locations in 90 countries, 24/7, 365 days.   

To protect your workforce, visit www.internationalsos.com.



 


Notes to Editors

1. International Travel: Risks and Reality is an Ipsos Global advisor research study conducted among 10,726 people in 13 countries, including 2,391 senior executives.  Research was conducted online using representative panels in the period September 25th to October 9th 2015. Data is weighted to be representative of the online population in each country using variables such as gender, age, education or region, depending on country. Penetrations of online access vary substantially between countries. The survey asks respondents about international travel preparation and medical and personal safety issues experienced abroad. Percentages in the report are based on either the proportion who travel abroad nowadays (7,633 people) or those who have previously travelled abroad (7,663 people).

2. “Policy in Practice 2015: Business Travelers” by the Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM) is available for download here.  

3. http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2016/the-pre-travel-consultation/injury-prevention