It’s the company’s responsibility to put travellers’ well-being in front of its priorities. Ensuring the duty of care is a must for any company that travels nationally and internationally.
Here are some points to think about if your travellers’ safety matters for you.
1. Risks assessment: reduce risks before travelling
First thing first, risk assessment. Any business trip can be subject to risks and dangerous situations. To improve traveller-wellbeing, companies should identify potential risks that can face the employees. These risks can be categorised as follows:
- Risks related to the traveller
A travel/office manager should verify if the employee is healthy enough to travel and if he/she needs special care during the trip so everything can be planned and organised earlier.
- Risks related to the environment
Verifying the destination weather and natural disaster rate is important to ensure travellers’ well-being. Verifying the destination Historique in terms of viruses and diseases is also important to anticipate vaccinations.
- Country security Crime rate
As important as the previous point, the crime rate is a metric that should be identified and studied before sending employees on the road.
2. Updating your travel policy
After identifying and assessing risks, updating your travel policy is the next step toward a safer trip. This can be done by regrouping many hands( Human resources, travel managers, direction, etc). Focus on the duty of care and your travellers’ needs. Once you have all the elements you can update your travel policy and implement it in your business travel solution.
3. Ayruu features focused on Travellers’ well-being
Ayruu makes sure that clients are completely safe during their corporate trips. For this reason, we provide features that help companies prioritise duty of care.
- Feed: alert your travellers on the road
To start with, we offer you a news feed to use in order to send alerts and messages to your employees on the road. In two clicks an alert is immediately sent to the travel phone in case of security issues. Notifications are sent in real-time and travellers receive them immediately if they are connected to the internet;
- Travel policy
A travel policy focused on travellers’ well-being (only high-rated travel and accommodation suppliers) is an essential consideration for companies. If you travel to domestic markets and overseas, a travel policy that outlines the safety procedures for your employees is important. Here is our article about the importance of a travel policy.
- The travel itinerary
To make sure that your employees are safe, you should think about every step of the trip. Ayruu regroups all the travel on one timeline to facilitate the travel experience and to anticipate and prepare everything before travelling.