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80% Of Travellers Have Perceived A Threat To Their Personal Safety While Abroad*

  • 80% of travellers have at some point perceived a threat to their personal safety while abroad1, 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 travellers3.
  • 71% of senior executive travellers experience medical concerns abroad, many issues are preventable.2

International SOS 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.

* International Travel: Risks and Reality is an Ipsos Global advisor research study conducted online in the period September 25th to October 9th 2015.

2. “Policy in Practice 2015: Business Travelers by the Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM).

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

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