August 16, 2019

Founder Bruce McIndoe shared his insight on travel risk policy with Security Magazine. Bruce writes, "Policies and the procedures to implement them provide clarity to everyone involved regarding accountability issues or activities of critical importance to an organization, such as health and safety, regulatory requirements, legal liabilities, or other issues that may have serious consequences. Given the critical importance of protecting an organization’s people, having a travel risk policy is imperative. However, simply having a travel risk policy is not enough. An organization must develop and implement procedures to ensure the policy is followed. Not doing so can result in creating more liability for an organization...having a standalone travel risk policy helps all involved quickly find relevant information and results in better compliance."

The essential elements of a travel risk policy are as follows.

  • Policy Scope
  • Policy Aim and Objectives
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Travel Planning and Approval
  • Travel Risk Assessment
  • Incident Reporting
  • Insurance

McIndoe concludes the article by stating, "Overall, the objective of a travel risk policy is to help keep an organization and its people safe from harm and risk. By implementing the essential elements of a travel risk policy outlined here, you can help ensure the health, safety, and security of your travelers while protecting the organization legally and financially."

Read the full article.