What companies can do for expats and business travellers

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Ghislain de Kerviler, CEO of International SOS Switzerland and Lucas Cohen from Controll Risks – a joint venture partner, are summarizing the steps organizations can take to implement a comprehensiv travel risk management strategy. 

Obtain a good understanding of the demographic mix of your staff – their nationalities, immigration status and visa-restrictions/requirements together with arrangements for evacuation in case of emergencies.

Prepare traveller as much as you can. Provide them with substantial health, medical and security-risks informations. Identyfy and track your peoples movements especially for those in remote sites. Make plans for evacuation and relocation sites and airports from where they can be replaced.

To minimize risk, consider tracking system as an essential component of your travel risk management stratregy.  It can be used to coordinate and response to emergencies, even when the target person does not now yet the facts of the crises.

In an emergency situation

Assess your exposure.Find out how many expats, business travellers and other emplyees you have in an affected area. Identify designated decision-makers makers, as outlined in your business contingency and emergency planning. Maintain communication with your travellers, expatriates and the national population as well and keep them informed of accurate information so that they are not only relying on the medias. Implemet evacuations only when necessary. Be flexible and explore all solutions. Manage travellers expectations and emotions, and those of their families as well.

After a crisis is over

Revisit your location and your corporate policies. Assess what worked well and what didn’t. Device steps to enshure you are better prepared for the next time. Revisit your Emergency Response Plan and test it over it is up to date as well. Use a crisis as a way to continue to educate your employees about your various policies, precedures and training courses and other assistance recourses you may need in the futur. Employees will feel supported and maintain the confidence to continue to travel.

For further information about these and other services contact www.internationalsos.com

Locations and infrastructur

We have facilities in more than 70 countries, including 27 alarm centers and 33 International SOS clinics. Using this infrastructure and network partners, we assist our clients and members wherever they are located.
Alarm centers
Staffed by doctors, nurses and coordinators, we provide customer service and assistance anywhere, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Clinics
Our 33 clinics offer primary, emergency and diagnostic care and pharmacies in countries where international standards of medical care is unavailable or difficult to obtain.
Offices
Contact one of our 72 International SOS offices worldwide.
Provider network
With over 73,000 medical, security and logistics providers worldwide, these professionals are poised to give on-the ground, local support to our members.
Air Ambulances and patient transport
For patient and client transport and en route medical stabilization.

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Über Gerd M. Müller

Der Zürcher Foto-Journalist Gerd Michael Müller gründete vor 20 Jahren die Presse- und Bildagentur GMC Photopress. Müller arbeitet seit über 25 Jahren in der Tourismus-, Medien- und Kommunikationsbranche. Er hat über 1000 Publikationen und Reisereportagen in renommierten Medien veröffentlicht (u.a. «Welt am Sonntag», «FAZ», «FACTS», «Weltwoche», «SonntagsZeitung», «Globo», «Animan», «Reisen & Kultur-Journal», «FAZ», «Spiegel», «Süddeutsche Zeitung») und darüber hinaus auch für hochkarätige Spa- and Travel-Magazine wie «Relax & Style», «Tourbillon», «Excellence International», «World of Wellness» und «Wellness Live» gearbeitet. GMC Photopress besitzt ein umfangreiches Bildaurchiv mit rund 250'000 Bildern aus über 80 Ländern zu den Themen Lifestyle, Luxus, Beauty & Spa, Kultur, Touristische Highlights, Natur, Landschaft, Wildlife, Umwelt, Humanitäres und Soziales.
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