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BTN Europe special report - Safety First

Anne-Marie Fast

BTN Europe Safety First Report

Identifying potential risks before travel and within the booking process is an important part of travel risk management and crucial to the support of the travelling workforce. To help corporates meet their duty of care and wellbeing responsibilities there are a range of suppliers, tools and resources. In this article, Safety First - The tools at hand, BTN Europe investigates and discusses TRM solutions with industry experts.

Business travel is recovering but the way in which it is booked and managed is being more closely scrutinised than ever, with risk mitigation, duty of care and traveller wellbeing coming to the fore in an increasingly complex environment. This new BTN Europe special report examines the actions corporates can take to boost the safety and wellbeing of their travellers, as well as exploring evolving approaches to approvals processes, traveller tracking and the privacy and moral issues around vaccination requirements and the concept of personal risk scores.

As the business travel sector finally begins to emerge from the depths of the Covid-19 pandemic, BTN Europe looks at the practical resources available to organisations to keep on top of these responsibilities - both before the trip and while on the road. In this article, Anvil's Group Managing Director, Matthew Judge, joins other industry experts to share his views on the technical tools and other resources available, specifically when it comes to centralising itinerary management, traveller location and communication.

With a plethora of tools and resources accessible to organisations, one of the first steps is to establish which of these services are most suitable for the type of travel - and the level of risk - being taken by travellers. Read the full article here 

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In a post pandemic world, almost any destination could potentially be classed as high-risk, with the risk of travellers being stranded and finding local medical facilities overwhelmed.

Duty of care has had an added impetus since the publication of the recent ISO 31030 travel risk management guidance. This provides clear advice about prevention, mitigation strategies and hazard identification. “The standard becomes a new baseline and lays down how travel risk management should be managed,” explains Judge. “There's now a strong balance between proactive and reactive. Traditionally, most organisations were very reactive. That simply doesn't cut it anymore.”

Read more about High Risk Travel in the BTN Europe article here – 

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Tracking travellers can be a contentious issue, but there is growing acceptance about why it's a necessary tool to improve duty of care and mitigate potential risks to employees.



Being able to locate a particular traveller at any point in their business trips is at the heart of tracking and is a cornerstone of duty of care, particularly when travelling to a location hit by a major incident such as a terrorist attack, natural disaster, or disease outbreak.

Rob Gill interviews industry experts including Anvil's Group Managing Director, Matthew Judge to find out the best approach.

For further information on the new ISO 31030 standard, speak to one of our experienced team directly on +44 (0)20 7938 4221 or via